You’ve found a fitness class you really like and want to stick with, but how can you ensure that you won’t flake out and fall off the fitness wagon again? As a fitness instructor, I’ve seen it over and over again. Someone falls in love with a class and starts regularly attending, but then something…

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I recently made the mistake of telling some friends that I NEVER get sick. I can’t remember the last time I got really sick. Oh, I’ve gotten a cold here and there, but nothing that has really slowed me down. That is, until a few weeks ago. I got the flu and I got it…

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I don’t know about you, but this girl likes her snacks. Snacks keep me happy and satisfied between meals, so I don’t turn into a crazed, hangry lunatic! Snacking can be tricky though. The wrong snacks can wreck your healthy eating plan. Some people do great with eating healthy meals, but go off the rails…

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  The holidays are behind us and it’s time to get started on a brand new year. Assessing the holiday damage on your waistline can sometimes be shocking and a little depressing. It’s okay. Take a deep breath. Look the truth square in the face and let’s get back on track.   First of all,…

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If you pay any attention to the latest fitness trends, you’ve probably noticed that things seem to be getting more and more extreme. The more “insane” a workout is, the better. Words such as “killer,” “brutal” and “hardcore” are the new norm when describing popular workouts. The new craze in running is “Ultra Running” where…

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The first time it happened my youngest was just a baby. I had just finished teaching a class and a woman from LA who had been in the class came up to me. “What are you doing in Waco, Texas? You should be in LA or New York!” She was so complimentary and it made…

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Aging is a fact of life. No matter what you do or how you try to avoid it, it’s coming. I never really thought about aging until well into my thirties. In fact, I didn’t really begin to feel the effects of aging until my mid forties. I always believed because I take such good…

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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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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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