My1FitLife Blog

Living in the moment

I was on Spring Break with my family this last week in San Diego when I experienced this wonderful moment of clarity. Maybe it is because I am in my 40’s now. Maybe it is because I am now working with individuals who have lost loved ones and talk about how much the moments with…
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On The Road To Clean Eating

We’re on the road to improvement, or at least I hope we are.  No matter how far down the path you’ve made it, redefining eating for your best life continues to require focus and awareness. And a plan; especially if your good habits are not completely formed yet.  #1 Understand your goals and set them. Forbes cited…
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Self Gratitude

This weekend I had the opportunity to watch some very powerful things occur at the My1FitLife Adventure Weekend at Lake Las Vegas. I was moved to watch individuals who indicated they have little confidence in themselves flip 300-pound tires, participate and enjoy Zumba® when they told me they couldn’t dance, participate in a challenging Boot Camp class, and literally…
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Juicing or blending – it’s a personal choice

Juicing or blending?? It’s a question I’m asked regularly, and one many clean eaters eventually delve into.  They are two very different choices, and each has advantages.  In the end, it comes down to personal choice and nutritional needs. The two most noticeable differences are texture and nutrient availability in the end product. I juice because I…
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The Mind-Body Connection

As I was getting my monthly massage this week, I reminded myself of just how important it is to pay attention to my body and my breathe while my muscles were being worked on. It always seems to amaze me when I pay attention to my body, I make so many connections. It even becomes…
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The Path to Self-Forgiveness

A few years ago I read an article about forgiveness and there was a piece of it that resonated with me: “Anger, bitterness, resentment and vengeance can rob our very existence of any semblance of contentment” It made me reflect on my personal ability to forgive. I must admit, I tend to hold onto resentment a…
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Nighttime Eating

You go the entire day eating healthy and mindful, only to sit in front the TV after the day is over with a bag of chips. Before you know it, the bag of chips is empty and you are left feeling angry with yourself, overstuffed, and miserable. It is a cycle that many Americans experience; and…
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Time Management: Making the most of your day

Does this sound familiar? Make a to-do list the night before, only to find yourself exhausted in the evening and not even 50% of your to-do’s are checked off of your list? On top of that, you didn’t make it to the gym and now you have no clean clothes because laundry did not checked…
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Confessions of a Personal Trainer

People ask me all the time, “how do you keep the motivation to workout regularly?” Three active boys, a husband, a dog and work do keep me very busy. If you ask my husband, he will tell you I HAVE to workout. Because I get really cranky when I don’t. I’ve been working out for…
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Self-sabotaging behaviors

Sitting down to write my blog and decided to check Facebook quickly. That turns into 30 minutes of commenting “lol” and “you’re kids are so adorable!” Before I know it, I only have about 30 minutes to work on my blog before my kiddos get off the bus. I had great intentions initially. I have…
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