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When your resolutions mess with mine...

Confessions of a gym regular:I knew today would reveal the number of resolutions made nearly a week ago, because today is the first "real" work day of the New Year. Especially in this, a college town, students of all ages -- and their teachers and staff -- return to classes, but only after they and the rest of the city's workforce make good on their resolutions by hitting the gym first. Or so it seems....more

Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life- The Commitment

In high school, if you had asked me what I thought I would weigh in a decade, I would never have guessed it would have been 100 pounds more than what I weighed then. ...more

11 Dos and Dont's For Juicing and Smoothies

A few months ago I explored the pros and cons of juicing, (Juicing for Health: 6 Juicing Facts) and admittedly, had never really tried it. I knew the nutritional benefits and potential problems with the fad, but had decided a long time ago liquid foods weren't really for me....more

A Beginner’s Guide to Easing the Pain

Hope everyone had a great time over the Holidays, but now it’s time to buckle down and see your goals through!Inevitably, new workout routines will put extra stress on your body, leading to some initial muscle pain.Take heart that it does get better when you keep a regular routine, and doesn’t happen anywhere near as often....more

New Year, New You! 4 Steps To Self Improvement

As we move into the New Year, many of us spend time reflecting on what we've learned over the past year, and pondering about all that we want to accomplish, experience, and manifest in the upcoming year....more

Winning While Losing

Skinny Mini No More

 For the first time in my life it has been strongly suggested that I lose weight.Up until the last couple of years I was a skinny mini.But no more.  I am not a hippy hippo by any means.Still, I no longer wear clothes sized in single digits and when I sit my tummy rests on my thighs.I still have a lap!  Just a smaller one.So I am being pressured to lose at least ten pounds but twenty would be better.I do not like this!...more

Weight Loss 2014: Getting Back on Track

It’s that time of year.  You know, when the gym fills up with all those annoying, non-committed people who swear they are going to make a change this year.  All of a sudden you can't find an empty treadmill and Zumba gets super-crowded with uncoordinated people who keep bumping into you because they don't know the routine....more

3 Day Detox Grocery List

Here is the grocery list for the three day detox. It may seem like a long list of items, but many of them you probably already have stashed away in your cupboards. The fruits can be used fresh or frozen depending on what is in season in your area. I tried to use a similar recipe scheme so that ingredients could be bought in more of a bulk form to save more money....more