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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

Categories: Motivation, Uncategorized, Wellness

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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Worst Meal Plan Ever

December 15, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness

This meal diary from a nutrition “expert” might be one of the worst I have ever seen. 5.3 oz Oikos = 120 cal Banana  = 100 cal Trader Joe’s Middle Eastern Salad, 8oz   = 310 cal Dark Chocolate Caramel Wedge  = 30 cal Whole Wheat Sandwich Think (probably Oroweat)  =  100 cal Laughing Cow […]

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Client Success!

November 25, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Robin Coon for working her way off blood pressure meds! I’m so happy for you and proud of all your hard work. Next up, Disney Princess Half-Marathon! Related posts: Benefits of Meditation

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You have to have a Strategy!

November 20, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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There was an ER nurse in my Duke coaching classes. He had a problem passing up the cookies that grateful patients and baking coworkers brought in. During a demo coaching session, he came up with the idea that every time he passed the cookies, he would do a little I’m-not-going-to-eat-you dance. When he reported back […]

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Equipment Estimated Calories versus Actual Calories Burned: How to calculate calories burned during exercise

October 15, 2012 | Comments: 2 Comments

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This is a topic I talk about all of the time. How many calories did I actually burn during that workout? It is an excellent question with a particularly convoluted answer. Calorie expenditure is related to age, weight, heart rate during exercise and sex. In general, male-bodied people burn more calories for similar effort than […]

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Magnesium: Why You Need It

March 17, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body where it is involved in over 300 chemical reactions.  It is important for heart health, muscle, nerve and immune system function and bone strength.  It is also involved in blood pressure maintenance and the utilization of ATP, the molecule used to power your body.  Two […]

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Exercise Matters

January 13, 2010 | Comments: 2 Comments

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I have more than one client who has had difficulty losing weight. We try new things and sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t. They key is to keep changing things up until we find the combination of food and exercise that works for them. One of the things I think it is very important for […]

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Desk Yoga: Keep Limber at Work

December 9, 2009 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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You are already doing yoga at the gym once or twice a week, I know, but wouldn’t it be great to get that stretched out, relaxed feeling during the day?  Sitting at a desk for eight hours or more a day wreaks havoc on your body.   Here are seven stretches based on yoga poses that […]

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