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It’s Been A While

April 17, 2015 | Comments: 2 Comments

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It has been too long since I updated my blog. I’m sorry. My only excuse is that life got in the way as it does sometimes, and my blog fell on my priorities list. I’m going to do better. Today is the first day of IDEA Personal Trainer Institute West and I’ve already been reminded […]

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Eating the Food and Metabolism…A Continuing Saga

November 21, 2013 | Comments: 10 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

I’ve written about the fact that I’ve started eating more calories here  and here. After my weight stayed stable for a while, I continued to eat about 1900-2000 calories most days. I’ve been wildly excited with every side effect of eating more food from not being cold all of the time, to having periods that are […]

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UPDATE: It Isn’t Always About the Number On the Scale

May 13, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Uncategorized, Wellness

Back in January I posted about the disordered eating habits I developed after an injury.  The short of it is, I became totally obsessed with losing fat and eating only what I perceived to be “healthy” foods based on reading too much. Today I thought I’d give you an update on how that has gone for me.   I’m […]

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Muscular Females

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 8 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Uncategorized, Wellness

When you see a muscular female-bodied person, what do you think about them? Really.  What do you think?       Related posts: We Are ALL Real Women You Are What You Think: I Am, I Will, I Do Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

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We Are ALL Real Women

February 5, 2013 | Comments: 2 Comments

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If I read one more “fitspirational” post about “real women” looking a specific way (curvy/not curvy, muscled/not muscled, hip-having/not hip-having) I am going to blow up the internet. There is no one way a “real woman” should look. If you’ve got two X chromosomes, take a look in the mirror. That is one of a […]

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Weight Loss Isn’t Always About Eating Less and Exercising More

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

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This is the longest blog post I have ever written, but it’s important. Everybody screws up once in a while and sometimes it takes a while to realize there was a screw up. It took me almost four years to realize that I was making the same mistake every day. Every freaking day. I was […]

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Small Changes Are All It Takes

April 21, 2010 | Comments: 2 Comments

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I know I usually write some wonderful article that rocks your fitness world, but today I thought I would share something motivating. From the ZenHabits blog You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. […]

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Exercise Myths

April 14, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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People are finally starting to believe that a person cannot do a thousand crunches a day and lose belly fat, and that they cannot have a great work out then reward themselves with a cookie that comprises 25% of their daily food intake and still expect to lose weight, though if you are going to […]

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Questions About Strength Training for Women

February 24, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Five questions I hear all of the time and the answers I give.  These are by no means the exhaustive information on the matter, just a place to start.   1.  I don’t want to look like a man.  If I lift heavy weights will I bulk up?    I can almost promise you that you […]

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What is Food?

February 10, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I was flipping channels one evening and caught a show called Modern Marvels.  The modern marvel featured in this episode was corn.  I had no idea that corn was modern nor that it was marvelous, so I watched.  The narrator went on at length about how corn is dried and ground into different sized meals […]

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