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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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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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Nutrition, Uncategorized, Wellness »

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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How to Figure Out How Many Calories You Need

December 4, 2012 | Comments: 6 Comments

Categories: Nutrition, Science

I can almost guarantee you, if you are only eating 1200 calories per day, you aren’t eating enough.  You may lose weight for a while, but you will plateau.  Here is a great calculator to use to figure out how much to eat Accurate Calorie Calculator.  Choose the Katch-Mcardle equation on Step 8.  This one […]

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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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HappyLite! : SAD Light Therapy

November 4, 2012 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

Categories: Science

If you have problems with low energy or depression in the grey months, you may be affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and you may benefit from light therapy. I have been using the Verilux HappyLite to get me through the winter and fall for years now. Every morning I sit at my computer, drink tea, answer […]

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Benefits of Meditation

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

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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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What is Food?

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

Categories: Motivation, Nutrition, Wellness

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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You Are What You Think: I Am, I Will, I Do

February 3, 2010 | Comments: None Yet - Post a Comment

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I and many others have written on the concept of not being able to out-train a bad diet. If you exercise seven days a week and go home and eat nothing but potato chips and ice cream, you will not become healthy or lean. Another thing you cannot out-train is a negative self-image. You truly […]

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