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Ready to get serious? DETOX TIME!

DETOX WITH WHOLE FOODS Detox is an important way to kick off any nutritional program but it’s not a one-time thing. It’s like cleaning the house; it must be revisited. In this challenge, we’re going to take a BIG step past detox into metabolism repair. This will require some commitment on your part, and an…
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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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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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Being an introvert

A couple of years after graduating from high school, I became friends with a woman who had graduated the same year as myself. I didn’t know her well during high school; but she started working out at the gym I was teaching at and we became friends. She told me at one point that during…
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That overwhelming feeling

Kids sports practice. Kids homework. Blog to write. Work to do. Housework to complete. Practice new choreography for my group fitness classes. These were all things on my to-do list yesterday. And we were on a mini-vacation and did not return until later in the afternoon. So I was feeling quite overwhelmed with all I…
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Guided Meditation

Meditation. Some people have a difficult time seeing the benefits. During my graduate school years, I had the opportunity to learn about guided meditation. I used it with many clients and they found great success from it. However, I was really bad about meditating on my own time for myself. I was, what I considered…
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Identifying Emotional Eating

How do you identify if you’re an emotional eater? Let me start by saying that many of us are emotional eaters; you’re not alone. We tend to celebrate success with food and/or drink. Many of us also feel a comfort from food when we are feeling down, angry, bored, etc. Ask yourself some questions to…
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Get Motivated to Get Fit

As much as you may want to start working out and getting healthier, sometimes it just seems difficult to get started. Let’s face it, sometimes it is just easier to make all the excuses in the world than to actually put on your workout clothes and go walking around the neighborhood. This train of thought…
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Why You Should Incorporate Stretching Into Your Workout

Stretching is such a vital part of a total body workout and beneficial to your overall health.  Stretching is known to help with the flexibility of the body. A higher level of flexibility in the body can help with blood circulation and joint strength which in turn helps with the ability to get rid of…
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Understanding Why Breakfast is Important

  You may have heard over and over again that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but has anyone taken the time to explain to you why? You may already know that when you wake up in the morning you should be hungry. If you don’t eat late in the evening or…
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