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You’re Only as Good as Your Habits

There's a saying, "You're only as good as the company you keep." And while I'd argue that that is absolutely true, especially when it comes to health and fitness goals, I'd argue that there's something even more basic than that which may be sabotaging your success: Your habits. The dictionary defines habit as "a regular… Continue reading You’re Only as Good as Your Habits

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The Phoenix Made Me Do It

When  I first got my first (and yes, Mom, only) tattoo, my best friend sort of used it as a thing on which to blame the goofy things I did... As in "Oh, the Phoenix made you do it?" Then it sort of evolved into something we'd say if either of us didn't want to… Continue reading The Phoenix Made Me Do It

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Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?

I got a great question this week, and realized it deserved an answer that everyone could read.  The question was about how a person's activity level influenced how many calories they needed-- as in "I do this, this, and this during the week. How do I know how many calories to figure in?" The short… Continue reading Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?

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Love Your Life Series, #16: Focus on Small Wins

This picture from the Olympics is high on my list of favorite pictures ever. It shows Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu, who became the first US skater to land a triple axle during the Olympics. I don't have a lot of ice skating expertise (which coincidentally, is also why I have fake front teeth. Turns out… Continue reading Love Your Life Series, #16: Focus on Small Wins

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Love Your Life Series, #14: Be your own Valentine… Everyday

As I might have mentioned, I thoroughly object to Valentine's Day on so many levels. I did even as a kid, when there was so much pressure to pick out the coolest Valentine's (or at least not the ones that would leave you ridiculed!) and to make sure you got as many as the popular… Continue reading Love Your Life Series, #14: Be your own Valentine… Everyday

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Love Your Life Series, #13: Be Vibrant

I like to have things all planned out-- and like it even more when things go according to plan. But sometimes, life! This post wasn't in my plan for this series, but it actually helped me name something I really believe, but hadn't yet put words to. I was coming back from my car this… Continue reading Love Your Life Series, #13: Be Vibrant