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My Top Two Holiday Weight Loss Tips

Congratulations. You’ve made it. It is the middle of December and you’re still here. You’ve survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Hanukkah. You’ve almost made it to Christmas. And you’ve done it while immersed in the … Continue reading

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How to Break Through a Weight Loss Plateau

You’ve been working out hard, eating healthy, and generally kicking butt on your weight loss plan. So why have you stopped losing inches and/or toning that tush? Welcome the the totally normal and somewhat frustrating weight loss plateau. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Recommiting to Your Weight Loss Goals

It seems like the day after the Superbowl is the day for recommitting to your weight loss goals. At least the number of emails and phone calls I get goes up on the Monday following the big game. I’m not … Continue reading

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How to Build a Habit

Sometimes life just gets crazy. Too many things to do. Too much to take care of. So what do you do when you’re just too busy to exercise right now? Especially when you’ve made (or renewed) a commitment to regular … Continue reading

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Rest and Recovery: Two Keys to a Successful Workout

A girl in my aikido class was talking about her new running workout the other day. Like most newbie exercisers she was super excited about her new training. She was also super ignorant about the two keys to any workout … Continue reading

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How to Handle Stress

There is something about December that brings out the stress monster in me. Maybe it has something to do with years of preparing for finals (I used to teach English). Or maybe it’s the rush rush rush of the holidays. … Continue reading

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Winter Workouts: A Survival Guide

I live in a part of the country where winter seems to set in before fall is officially finished and sticks around well into April.   The change in temperature typically means that all fitness activity is driven inside. Time … Continue reading

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Willpower and Weight Loss: A Not So Sure Combination

Nearly every potential coaching client I talk to has something to say about willpower. Usually it’s something like “I have none,” or “The last time I lost weight was through sheer willpower. Then I gained it all back plus some.” … Continue reading

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First Steps to Weight Loss – Are You Ready?

I was talking to a client about yoga the other day. A friend of mine teaches a really great beginners class – small class size, restorative poses, lots of support – led by a fantastically compassionate teacher and filled with … Continue reading

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