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5 Lies of Exercise

What confusion do you face as you prepare to face your short-term or long-term health and fitness goals? Here are the 5 lies of exercise that I allowed to sabotage me for years. Lie #1: There is no sense starting an exercise program at your age. It doesn’t matter if you’re 30, 35, 40, 45, or beyond, this lie is brutal. As each year passed and I remained sedentary and unhealthy, I felt like I had less and less of a chance to return to a life of fitness, let alone reach any sort of goal. And I was right. But it had nothing to do with age and everything to… Read more »

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Turn Your Daydream Into a Destination

One year ago, I turned my daydream into a destination. One year ago, I wheezed going up the stairs. Today, I ran five miles nonstop and set a new PR. One year ago, my kids couldn’t have donuts in the house more than a few hours because they’d be devoured. Today, I threw away two uneaten donuts that had gone stale. One year ago, I couldn’t fully zip my size-20 jeans. Today, I easily zipped my size-6, fresh-out-of-the-dryer, skinny jeans. One year ago, I dealt with my emotions by pouring salt and sugar on them. Today, I made it through some tough things… Read more »

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When your fitness plan and your body disagree

Sometimes your fitness plan and your body will disagree. Every workout, every meal, every effort is not going to pay off or feel as successful as the others. Trust me. I’ve been running, well some people like to call it that…it’s really more of a jog. In fact I think there are people out there who walk faster than I run. But I have been steadily increasing my endurance and my speed, so I know I’m headed in the right direction (pun intended). My Fitness Plan Well at the end of the week (when I wrote this) I had a couple of events happening. Friday… Read more »

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A Weight-Loss Journey of 1,000,000 Steps

As I was embarking on my weight-loss journey, I felt a deep sense of overwhelming sadness. I knew what I had to do, and I expected it to take a long time. I knew the road would be marked with setbacks and frustration. I knew I would have to deal with tough situations like social events and holidays. And I knew that I would be dealing with all of this while going to grad school, raising six kids, meeting two book deadlines, and working full-time. I knew it was going to be hard, and the gravity of it all hit me… Read more »