My Top Three Lessons for Dealing with Stress

We’ve been talking about stress levels in the studio this past week and how to manage your stress so you can be at your best. Stress is a funny thing. It is hard to live with it but just as hard to live without it. I have tried both ways. Neither worked so well. I […]

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The Art of Making Tea

I love making tea, and not the kind with a Kerig, my friends. The type of tea making that requires a couple different tools and patience. It is one of my favorite ways to unwind and relax. And although, I love making it and enjoy drinking it, I am no expert on tea and nor […]

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How to Combat Emotional Eating

Overcoming emotional eating is a significant concern for many people focused on improving their fitness and health. In fact, 66% of women who responded to a recent survey conducted by Precision Nutrition said that emotional eating is an area where they need the most guidance. If you struggle with emotional eating, here are some helpful […]

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Food – Friend or Foe?

Have you ever sat down and asked yourself what nutrition means to you and what you want the food you eat to do for you and your life? It is an enlightening exercise to do so. This question popped into my mind the other day. I like when questions like this pop into my mind. […]

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Whoa – what did you just ask me?

Recently, I read an article that reminded me of the beauty and power of a well-placed question that can change the course of your life.  The subject of the article was productivity tips from young entrepreneurs.  It was filled with some great, expansive ideas on how to be creative, focused, and energized so you can […]

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Being happy and being fit

“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” === Thomas Merton Over the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon this quote.  It speaks to me on so many levels. If I think about fitness, it tells me that happiness is not about how “hard I get after […]

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This moment. Right Here. Right Now.

Earlier, I was reading an article on mindfulness, and it said something along the lines of “the practice of accepting the present moment – which is the only reality you have when it comes down to it.” The only reality you have is this present moment. The past is gone and the future isn’t anything. […]

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It’s not all about the pounds.

It’s not all about pounds during your fitness journey. Getting more fit has given me the energy and motivation to do the things I love outside of the gym too (fishing – which is awesome by the way!). In the past, I just watched people enjoy life on TV and Facebook. Now, I AM enjoying […]

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Be around the people who give you high fives.

In his previous blog post on “The 25lb Push,” Jeremy Bradley mentioned, “stick with people that lift you up.” This is incredibly important, especially when you are making lifestyle changes to meet your health and fitness goals. Are your friends aware of your goals? If not, tell them! Let them know your goals, why they […]

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Remember the mindful side of fitness…

“The issues we have with our bodies run deep. Therapists like to say that those issues live in our tissues. The trauma we’ve experienced, the anger or hurt we stuff down, can manifest as anything from a clenched jaw, a painful hip, or tight neck muscles… If we don’t figure out a way to release […]

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