Whether you’re just getting into this fitness thing or you’ve been at it for years, I have a couple of tips to make this habit just a bit easier and more fun. Who are we kidding? I have a ton of tips, but I’ll just focus on two today. The first is to like your…

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We all know that in order to establish lifelong fitness, we need to find a workout or workouts that we like and consistently do them. More and more studies are showing that it isn’t as important what type of workout you do. What’s important is that you DO SOMETHING and do it regularly. Don’t listen…

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So, you’ve got a nice exercise routine established and you eat a healthy diet, but you’re not quite where you want to be. What to do? The answer may be simpler than you think. A few years ago, my family and I took a trip to France. One thing I noticed (besides the amazing sights)…

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This has been a year of change for me. My job has changed; not my job in fitness but my main job, my job as mother. Last August, our middle child and only daughter, headed off to college and joined her older brother at Baylor. While we were thrilled for her, it’s been a huge…

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I often get asked about my workout routine, and since I shared about my diet last time, I thought I’d share what my typical fitness week looks like. My workout regimen has changed over the years. My focus is on what my body needs and what I enjoy. I’m done with workouts that don’t make…

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  I get asked about diet as much as I get asked about exercise. Diet is so important. Exercise, no matter how hard you work, is not enough. I could go on and on about this (and I often do in my classes). Exercise is the easy part! Watching what you put in your mouth…

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Well, it’s that time again, New Year’s Resolution time. It’s a fun, exciting time for those of us in the fitness industry. I LOVE the buzz at the gym and seeing all the new faces. The treadmills are full. The weight room is packed. The fitness classes are bursting at the seams. People are so…

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Several years ago, my father, a retired orthopedic surgeon, told me about a family friend on whom he operated several times during his career. He spoke of how much he enjoyed having this man as a patient because he always knew the surgery and recovery would go well. This man’s positive attitude and determination to…

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Theodore Roosevelt was right when he said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Nothing kills my joy faster. Comparing ourselves to others has always been a battle, but I believe it’s harder now more than ever. Social media gives us windows into other people’s worlds and they almost always look rosier than our own. You…

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Like many, I LOVE the holidays! It’s such a fun, joyous time of year and there are so many wonderful things to celebrate and enjoy. Over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about fully enjoying the holidays without fully expanding my waistline. It really IS possible. 1. Moderation is key. Moderation is my…

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