March Motivation

It’s March, which means we’re already almost ¼ through 2017.  Does that put things in perspective for you?  Before we know it, Summer hits and we’re half way through the year.  Time sure flies, so what are you doing for you this March?  Take a minute, set yourself some goals… and crush them.  Here’s some …

Yoga & Pilates, the Perfect Routine Switch Up

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It’s the year 2017 people, activity and healthy living is in and trans fats and laziness are out.  Want to be one of those smooth walking, smoothie drinking, runner wearing cool kids you see in Shape Magazine or in the Fitness section of Cosmopolitan?  I have good news for you- you can! These days you …

How to: Turn a Challenge into an Opportunity

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Learning how to live healthy is hard enough, never mind when a wrench gets thrown in the mix.  You’ve got your routine down, you’re moving and shaking through the maze of weight loss, and all is good until wham!  Something happens to disrupt your entire plan. So the snow storm hit, and you can’t get …

The Places You Could Go

On day one, I had no real faith in myself and weight loss.  Those were two things that kind of sort of went together when I felt like trying.  I signed up for Weight Watchers expecting to lose the same 20lbs I usually yo-yoed around and nothing much further.  I was an arrogant beginner, thinking …

I Can Relate

I’ve often wondered when exactly it happened for me.  That magical moment where something clicked, and weight loss just made sense.  Living healthy somehow turned into habit for me, activity was my freedom, and it all simply came together.  It occurred at some point throughout my journey, I just can’t narrow down that very day …

The Day I Lost Control

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Although the words or actions of others (whether helpful or hurtful) may motivate you to change, or drive you to modify, the decision and ultimately the work, all comes down to you.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that when it comes to the big things in life, like altering our …

Push: A Poetic Piece

A bead of sweat drips down from my forehead.  My heartbeat pounds inside my chest.  I try to ignore it and focus on the music blaring through my headphones.  I noticed my hair dragging on the floor and quickly tilted my head up, flipping it back onto my shoulders.  Inside, I’m dying.  My internal body temperature is …

New Year, New Opportunities

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“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.  We can help write that story by setting goals” – Melody Beattie It’s December 30th, which means we survived Christmas (congratulations!).  Sure, this year brought a 3lb weight gain for me, but I deserved a little gift from the …

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

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Here’s the thing about Christmas; everyone is happy, you see a lot of friends and family, shopping at your local mall becomes an Olympic sport, and basically everything revolves around food.  The Christmas parties, the mass amounts of chocolates going around the office, the eggnog (oh…the eggnog)… it’s next to impossible to escape the food …

The Bonds that Tie Us

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I’m always amazed at the power of community and kindness, especially when it comes to weight loss and living a healthy life. Last week I was FINALLY able to get back to my Weight Watchers meeting and see many of the members I’d worked with as a leader.  As I walked up those stairs, to …