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The Holidays

The Holidays Here we go.  It is starting to get cold and we are not going outside as much and to make things worse we have the American holidays which are all built around over-eating and consuming as much candy and fatty food that you can like it is a competition to see who can get the fattest before the new year. To...
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Life Gives Us All Little Reminders

Life Gives Us All Little Reminders Just when you think you have this “working out” thing all figured out life of course throws you a curve ball.  I’m sure everyone has had something similar happen to them so I wanted to write about it and tell you what I did and how I handled it. I had to take my son to a doctor’s appointment (he...
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Revisiting Nutrition

Revisiting Nutrition I want to revisit the whole topic of nutrition because I get the same questions over and over and I want to make sure you have all the information you need on what has to be one of the most important pieces to being successful with your exercise program. First, read the nutrition guide.  There is a lot of...
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Bored Eating

Bored Eating The way our minds and bodies work has always fascinated me.  I was out with the family the other day watching one of my daughter’s play softball and her team was losing by a lot of runs.  My son turns to me and says “I’m bored so I am going to go get something to eat from the concession stand”. ...
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Summer Nutrition

Summer Nutrition Now that the weather has started to warm up, your nutrition needs are going to change a little bit. Sure, the basics stay the same – you need to eat a balanced diet, watch your caloric intake, etc. Many people work hard throughout the winter and spring to eat healthy, exercise and shed pounds before...
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Why Do We Bonk?

Why Do We Bonk? You are on your third set in Plyometrics and you feel pretty good. You feel like you are going to have a good day. All of a sudden, within the space of five minutes or so, you go from feeling pretty good to awful. Your arms and legs feel heavy and it becomes hard to catch your breath. You are forced to push...
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Can Exercise Keep You Young?

Can Exercise Keep You Young? We all know that physical activity is beneficial in countless ways, but even so, Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky, a professor of pediatrics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, was startled to discover that exercise kept a strain of mice from becoming gray prematurely. But shiny fur was the least of its...
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P90X Nutrition

P90X Nutrition INTRODUCTION Your body doesn’t run on exercise. It runs on the food you put in your mouth. The goal of this article is to help you learn what kinds of food, how much, and when to eat so that you can lose fat, get lean, and get into incredible shape. If you want real results from your exercise program...
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Recovery!

Recovery! One of the most important topics when it comes to exercise is how to recover from it. No matter how hard you train, you’re only going to see great results if you do the things that enable your body to recover from the exercise you do. Let’s take a look at how to make the best use of your time...
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Sleep Yourself Skinny

Sleep Yourself Skinny One of the most amazing ways that I have found to burn fat since I started this fitness journey has been the ability to burn fat while I sleep.  I know it sounds too good to be true but I have been doing it and have passed along this information to others and they have seen similar results.  What I do is...
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Cost of Healthy Eating

Cost of Healthy Eating Eating healthy costs too much!  Right?  That’s the most common excuse I hear about why people can’t stick to the nutrition plan.  They just can’t afford to buy all that “healthy food”.  After all, a bag of chips IS cheaper than a container of blueberries.  There’s no denying that! Well, I...
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The Transition Diet

The Transition Diet A Transition Diet was something that I did to help change my eating habits from the “American Diet” of fast food and sugar to a more healthy diet that you can maintain.  It also helps you slowly break the habits that you have had for years about what you eat as it is very tough to just say “Now...
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