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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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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 »