Living Fit

Protein Powder – Yes or No?

According to an article by Food Safety News, dangerous heavy metals have been found in 40% of protein powders tested. To check yours, visit cleanlabelproject. Protein is abundant and easy to get too much of so a protein powder is often overkill and unhealthy if it takes you over the National Academy of Science’s DRI of…
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Eating Out, Eating Clean – Tips to Restaurant Survival

The thing about restaurants is – they want you to come back; health isn’t generally their focus. They load you up with heavy fats, plenty of sugar, salt and simple carbs to heighten your dining experience. Unfortunately that can also reduce the quality of your health, depending on how often you eat out. However, going…
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The Dual Path to Health

We routinely face obstacles created by two situations: things we can’t control and things we can. We can’t control the events and choices of the past, but we can learn from them. And learning is what moves us forward. With clients and with myself, I notice that most frustration comes from losing a grip on things within our…
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You Are Worth It.

As a life coach and personal trainer, one thing that astonishes me is that so many of my clients in both areas feel they “are not worth taking care of themselves”. The “why should I bother”s and the “no one cares, anyway”s leave me feeling sad. I wish I could make everyone see that there…
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Mornings like these are reality….

    I paid my bills this morning. I shouldn’t pay my bills in the morning. It doesn’t really set the most positive tone for my day. I already know this, but I did it anyway. I became level “Hide the women and children” grouchy. This following a dream just 2 hours prior where my…
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Living in the moment

I was on Spring Break with my family a couple of weeks 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…
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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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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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