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Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

If there is one mistake I see in the gym (besides knowing that people are trying to out train a bad diet) that is sabotaging their success, it's this one. The most common scenario is this...and it's really common.  Someone comes in, all fired up with a new program in hand.  Maybe even it's a… Continue reading Myth #14: Intensity is Irrelevant

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Myth #4 You Can Out Train a Bad Diet

One of the most frustrating things for any gym goer is to keep showing up day after day and not seeing any progress.  If you come to me and tell me that, you might be surprised when I don't ask you anything about your training program.  My first question is how you're eating. Yes, I… Continue reading Myth #4 You Can Out Train a Bad Diet

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“You take better care of your car than you do your body…”

When a wreck totaled my car last year, I decided that I could no longer justify having a nice (expensive) car. My previous career necessitated having something that looked nice, but I haven't been in that job in 3 years.  So I got a well loved, but well cared for, 2002 Toyota Highlander.  It had… Continue reading “You take better care of your car than you do your body…”

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“Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”

I used to fly fairly often, but since I’ve changed careers, it’s been years. I flew frequently enough that I didn’t bother to listen to the schpiel at the beginning of the flight. “Blah blah blah… phone in airplane mode… blah blah blah… exit row…may be required to assist… blah blah blah…snacks available for purchase…blah… Continue reading “Secure YOUR Oxygen Mask First”

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How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. ~ Ernest Hemingway   This is not the post I’ve been trying for three days to write. But that’s ok. Because it’s the truest thing I know.   My trainer/best friend and I got into what we call… Continue reading How Bad(ly) Do You Want It?

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How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)

I see articles all the time with this same title. And trust me when I say, I’ve read many of them. In fact, there was a day when I would scour the internet looking for them. I read them for I suppose the same reasons you are reading this: I wanted the exact recipe that… Continue reading How I lost 100 pounds (with no pills, gimicks or fad diets)

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Summer On? Game on!

I used to be a winter girl, you know with the coziness of staying huddled up and hibernating for an entire season. I was kind of like a bear that way. I’d put on my warmest (ok, ok frumpiest) piece of clothing, and leave the house only when I had to. I saw Summer as… Continue reading Summer On? Game on!