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It’s Been A While

April 17, 2015 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Wellness

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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Effective Cardio Using Just Your Upper Body

April 29, 2013 | Comments: 2 Comments

Categories: Equipment, Exercises & Workouts, Wellness

One of the biggest mistakes humans make when thinking about exercise is that is that all good cardiovascular exercise has to be done with the legs. Not true! I’ve had clients in wheelchairs and those who couldn’t walk due to diabetic neuropathies. You know what they could do, though? Pull. Get yourself a set of […]

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Nutrition, Science, Wellness »

Bob Harper: The Biggest Loser Trainer Wants You to Starve…

April 23, 2013 | Comments: 3 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science, Wellness

…but  just for three weeks, so that’s totally okay, right? NO. Bob Harper of The Biggest Loser went on the Today Show yesterday morning touting his new book “Jumpstart to Skinny”.  He advocates an 800 calorie diet for women and a 1200 calorie diet for men and says that you can lose up to 20 pounds […]

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Motivation, Uncategorized, Wellness »

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

January 3, 2013 | Comments: 25 Comments

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Science, Wellness

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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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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Benefits of Meditation

September 19, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Wellness

Meditation has been studied for decades and its benefits to the nervous system and general well-being have been documented. Lower blood pressure Lower heart rate Slower respiratory rate Improved blood circulation Less perspiration Less anxiety Lower blood cortisol levels Less stress More feelings of well-being Improved deep relaxation I bolded “lower cortisol levels” because that […]

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