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Sleep Your Way Skinny!

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Sleeping Woman Sleep Your Way Skinny!Last week, we discussed ways to overcome the Winter Blues that many people experience at this time of year. It’s pretty clear that maintaining a fitness routine throughout the dark, rainy and cold months can keep your energy up and your outlook more positive.  But there are other ways to counteract SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) other than just turning up the heat by pumping your heart.

Get Some Sleep:

That’s right! You can sleep your way skinny….There is a lot of recent literature touting the importance of sleep in terms of optimal health and even fat loss.  Sleep is when our body repairs itself, heals and rejuvenates.  When we aren’t getting enough sleep, not only are we dragging all day long but our immune system suffers making us more likely to get sick or injured. Plus one sure way to be grumpy and in a bad mood is to be sleep deprived! We also now understand that when the body doesn’t get the 7-8 hours of sleep every night that it needs, it finds ways to compensate for the lower levels of serotonin or dopamine caused by lack of sleep.  It does this by Read more on Sleep Your Way Skinny!…

Spring Training to Lower your Golf Score

Posted by on March 26, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Spring is in the air, and many of us are now realizing summer is on its way. Tennis, cycling, jogging, golfing, in-line skating, baseball, swimming, hiking … I can’t wait!

With the longer days, many of us have a renewed sense of energy. So, along with the spring cleaning you may be tackling around the house, it’s time to get your body in tip-top shape if you want a fun-filled summer. Over the next several weeks, I will provide a number of exercises to prepare you for your favorite summer activities. Today we’ll begin with golf.

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Laws of Success with your exercise and nutrition program

Posted by on March 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Spring is on the way and the longer days give many people a renewed sense of energy and many will start a spring training program.  But did you know that 70% of people who start an exercise program drop out within the first two to three months?  These are not good odds!  It’s now widely accepted that the problem has nothing to do with the person but rather with the process.  You see, most people who want to start exercising just start.  Imagine if you wanted to build a house.  You’d start out with an architectural plan first to know exactly what you wanted your house to look like.  Or what if you wanted to start a business?  The banks would require a business plan first, right?  They’d want to ensure that you’ve really thought it through carefully and you’ve got a good plan to enhance success.  Well, these same guidelines apply to exercise.  You’ve got to have a plan for success.  This is why the first few months of your fitness experience are so important.  This is when most people drop out.  You definitely want to focus on getting past this initial stage to the point where you’re experiencing great results – and that alone, will help to motivate you to keep going.  The problem is most people stop exercising before they even had the chance to see the changes to their body.  Let’s not let that happen to you!

After working with various clients for a number of years, I’ve noticed a  number of characteristics that separate those who succeed with their fitness program from those who do not.  Those who succeed buy into the “Four Laws of Success”.  You must be ready to accept these laws without exception.

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Exercise and nutrition tips to help you lose weight and lean up for summer

Posted by on March 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

“We have aspects of ourselves hidden deep within, waiting to blossom.” -Ken Dychtwald

I love this quote and I encourage you all to allow your best self to surface and shine bright for all to see. By doing so you will inspire others to reach for their best!

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Week 6 of the “New Year, New You” health, fitness and nutrition program

Posted by on February 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

“The greatest irritant to most people is not a lack of money or status, but ill health. Nothing shines brightly if we do not feel well…” – Margaret Stortz

The quote above is so true. The very person who is too busy to exercise but then is hospitalized for a triple bypass surgery and who is no longer able to take care of work or family responsibilities and their life is never the same is the very same person who wishes he would have taken the time to exercise and take better care of himself. So if you’re not doing it now, start your journey to a better life today.

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“New Year, New You” health and fitness makeover plan – Week 5

Posted by on February 21, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Along any journey, there’s a point when you need to assess your progress and measure your results.  It will allow you to determine what you need to start doing, stop doing and keep doing.  So since we’re half way through the 8 week ‘New Year, New You’ program, it’s a great opportunity to check in with yourself.

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Week Four of the “New Year, New You” health and fitness makeover plan

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

“Do not be afraid to demand great things of yourself. Powers which you never dreamed you possessed will leap to your assistance…” —Orison S. Marden

Always remember that you are stronger than you think you are. Take the time to do what you need to do to be at your best. And just know that it will positively impact every part of your life!

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Week 2 of the “New Year, New You” health and fitness program

Posted by on January 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Last week we started your eight-week “New Year, New You” health and fitness makeover program. Each week, I will add to the program and provide you with more exercise and nutrition tips to advance your program and ultimately reach your goal of looking and feeling your best. Click below to review the entire program and photos of all the exercises.

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8 weeks to a New You!

Posted by on January 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

On Jan. 1, many of us resolved to make some major changes in our lives. Maybe we decided to start an exercise program, stop eating junk food or lose a substantial amount of weight. Perhaps you invested in a gym membership or personal trainer, started an at-home exercise program or purchased P90X to get you started and help you meet your resolutions of looking and feeling better this year.

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Nutrition logs to maximize weight loss and enhance results!

Posted by on January 17, 2012 at 12:42 am

Research indicates that just the action of recording nutrition causes people to make better choices and enhances results.

So if your goal is to lose weight, tone up and look and feel your best, try one of the online options for logging your nutrition and activity.

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