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07.22.14: One Thing At A Time

I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed with work lately. It’s good in the grand scheme of things, like when the paycheck finally arrives (the life of a freelancer), but it’s a little rough in the short term. When my house … Continue reading

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06.09.14: On Starting, Stopping, Backsliding, Cheating, and Forgiving

Based on that title, if I didn’t know better, I’d think that this piece was about a relationship. And in a way, I am writing about a relationship – my relationship with myself, or My Self. My daughter just turned … Continue reading

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01.17.13: Choosing a Gym, Part One: Should You Join a Gym?

It became very clear to me, very quickly, that I needed to join a gym.  Sure, I could walk/run in my neighborhood (and I still will, if it ever stops raining), do P90X in my rumpus room, do crunches during … Continue reading

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08.09.12 Excuses, Excuses.

I’ve heard them all, as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, and even as Wellness Director. A client of mine years ago said she couldn’t work out anymore because she got a puppy and she was too busy. O-kay. … Continue reading

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07.26.12: What Makes Us Fat? Laziness … I Mean, Convenience.

I like this article.  I like that it’s going to irritate some people and force them to look in the mirror. http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2012/07/17/its-convenience-not-cost-that-makes-us-fat/ “Middle income people are the most overweight and eat fast food more regularly than anyone else. In contrast, … Continue reading

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01.18.12: On Paula Deen and Personal Responsibility

Folks sure are acting self-righteous about the whole “Paula Deen has Type II Diabetes” story.  The derisive snickers and the serves-her-right clucks have gotten on my last nerve, and it’s my turn to have a say. After years of consuming … Continue reading

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01.12.12: You Don’t Have to be a Morning Person, But It Helps.

When you start your lifestyle change journey, you must plan and prepare.  You also must be realistic and thoughtful about your goals and your life. For instance, if you’ve been sedentary for a long time, don’t tell yourself, “I’m going … Continue reading

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