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Saying ‘No’ to Others is Healthy for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Saying ‘No’ to Others is Healthy for Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Have you ever said yes to someone’s request when in your heart you wanted to say no? We’ve all done this before and regretted saying yes. Saying no to others is healthy for your mind, body, and spirit. You are not a bad person if you say no to other people’s requests. In fact, it […]

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A Story About a Pull-Up Bar and Fitness

A Story About a Pull-Up Bar and Fitness

Have you ever felt like giving up before giving the task a really good try? I am sure some of you have felt like this at some point in your life. Today I share with a story about the pull-up bar and fitness. The Pull-Up Bar I bought a pull-up bar a month ago and I […]

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It Is Not Over Until You Win

It Is Not Over Until You Win

Have you ever felt like giving up on your dream? You dream of being a healthy weight, getting fit, or having a successful business. It doesn’t matter what your dream is, you must not give up. You think that because you have not gotten the results that you want that your dream will never come […]

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Be Patient (the most important thing you can do for yourself)

Be Patient (the most important thing you can do for yourself)

I have written about wanting fast weight loss, but this post is not about weight loss, but more about wanting any goal you set to happen fast. Anything that happens fast is not always the best for you. Being patient is the most important thing you can do for yourself. The inspiration for this post […]

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Celebrate Accomplishments, No Matter How Small They Are

Celebrate Accomplishments, No Matter How Small They Are

Have you ever heard someone say, “I’ll be so happy when I lose these 25-pounds?” Well, if you have not heard this statement, there are people out here trying to lose weight whose happiness is contingent on them losing 25-pounds. What the person does not tell you is they have actually lost 2, 3, 4 or even […]

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5 Actions to Take When You Notice Your Weight Creeping Up

5 Actions to Take When You Notice Your Weight Creeping Up

Noticing an increase in your weight is a hard pill to swallow. It is already hard for some of us to get on a scale to check our weight and when we notice the number on the scale gradually increasing, it is time to take notice and to do something about it. In today’s post […]

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Plan Your Exercise Routine for Success

Plan Your Exercise Routine for Success

Do you find it hard to stick with a fitness routine? I used to find it hard to stick with a fitness routine. My failure to stick with a fitness routine was because I had no plan of action. As a result of not having a plan for my exercise routine, I exercised sporadically. It […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Have a Love-Hate Relationship with the Scales

Why You Shouldn’t Have a Love-Hate Relationship with the Scales

Some of us let the reading on the scale tell us how we should feel about ourselves or even if we will have a good or bad day. Why do we give the scale so much power over us? No inanimate object should ever make us feel good or bad about our current weight. A friend on […]

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Are You Guilty of Unrealistic Fitness Expectations?

Are You Guilty of Unrealistic Fitness Expectations?

I read an article written by Rod Sims, in one of Carolyn’s newsletters and the title was 10 Questions to Find Out if Fitness Failure is in Your Future. The article brought back memories of when I got frustrated because I was not seeing or getting the results in my fitness routine that I so […]

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Staying Focused in 2014

Staying Focused in 2014

Did you set goals or make resolutions for 2014? Have you stayed focused or have you lost your focus and returned to what you were doing before you set your goals? If you have lost focus, what are you doing to get back the focus you need to reach your goals? Losing focus results in […]

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