Stop Stressing Your Way To Being Fat.

Stress management is the 3rd thing on my list of priorities to have for weight loss or just a healthy happy life.  All of us are under stress every single day.  From our jobs, our families, our friends and heck even our recreational activities can cause us stress.  Dealing with high levels of stress on a daily basis without learning how to lessen the stress load leads to chronic stress.  Chronic stress leads to a whole slew of health problems, and weight gain is definitely one of them. How we...
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Sleep your way to weight loss

Sleep your way to fat loss?  You're kidding me right?  Nope.  Making sure we get enough sleep every night is what I would consider the number 1 out of the 5 things I believe we should prioritize for fat loss.  Many people in the health and fitness industry will have at least 3 or 4 of the same top 5 priorities, but maybe do not put them in the same order. In my blog last week I touched on the 5 things to prioritize for weight loss.   The reason I prioritize each of these things in this particul...
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5 priorities for fat loss and optimal health

              What are your priorities? Want to lose weight but really not sure where to begin?  We can open a browser window and Google fat loss or weight loss.  Most likely it will come up with lots of different views, ideas, specific diets etc.  The majority of them dealing with nutrition specifics like shopping and prepping and exercise specifics.... do this kind of training instead of that or whatnot.  But what if we may be complet...
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Emotional eating signs, triggers, and tools to help

While emotional eating may not be one of the 4 diagnoses of eating disorders according to the American Psychiatric Association's Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published in 2013, it is definitely disordered eating.  If you are interested in reading more about the eating disorders, The National Eating Disorders Association has an informative article about them and the Psychology Today website has an Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test th...
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Should I Detox?

Springtime!  Dontcha love it!  Everything is going green, the temperatures are beginning to get warmer, the days are getting longer, there is the sweet scent of all the spring blooms in the air....Aaaaaaaand the questions begin about detoxing and/or cleansing.  Should I do a cleanse/detox?  I so which one is best?  How should we detox? and on and on. I get it.  People want to slough off the ickyness of having been cooped up all winter and feel like they want something to make them feel fr...
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Thankful Thursday – Mindset Shift

I started doing a Thankful Thursday post a few weeks ago on Facebook  but this week it is a bit more vulnerable and I thought I might actually begin doing my TTs as a Blog Post so that I could go back and reflect on them easier than scrolling through FB. Usually I have soo many things to be thankful for that I usually have a difficult time deciding on what to share.  This week though, I know what I want to share, but the difficult part is actually putting myself out in front of everyone a...
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Are You a Drinker? Do you drink too much? Too little?

Drinking is good for you……but not too much. Are you a drinker?  If so, are you drinking too much?  Or are you a sometimes drinker or a seldom drinker, and are you getting enough to drink?  And how much should we really be drinking? I’m a drinker!  I always have a bottle of water…or some coffee and on occasion a diet gingerale or some lemonade beside me so that I can take a sip every so often.  I keep myself well hydrated for the most part.  But then I also lead a minimum 11 fitness classes...
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Daylight Dragging Time?

It may be called Daylight Savings time, but for many of us it is more of a Nightmare because our bodies so not willingly adjust to it when we roll our clocks forward an hour.  Our bodies circadian rhythm actually follows the sun according to where we live instead of a clock we set.  This can wreak havoc with our bodies.  Especially if we are night owls or average 6 or fewer hours of sleep at night.  So losing an hour of sleep is really a pretty big frikkin deal! Sleep is so damn important to ...
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Finding Time for Exercise

Daylight savings time is coming up quick and many of us live in an area where we have to set our clocks an hour earlier!!  I 💜 it.  It means warm weather is soon to be upon us and it will be light outside earlier and I can get my morning walks outside again and not worry about getting run over, instead of getting on the treadmill.   While I love it, many are not pleased with Daylight Savings Time.   They see it as a time when they lose an hour of sleep, and are terribly unhappy about it.  Me, na...
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OwnYourShit

The other day I posted a meme with the hashtag #OwnYourShit. I love this phrase. I say it to myself all the time and say a variation of it to others when talking about personal growth. Owning Your Shit is one of the keys to unlocking the door to health and happiness. When I say #OwnYourShit, I mean taking ownership of everything you say and do in your life in ALL areas. You own everything about you. The good, the bad, the pretty and the ugly. Then you have to love and accept yourself as is. An...
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