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Why it’s ok to not be perfect!

  So much pressure. Why is it that everyone feels the pressure of being perfect. Is it the media that makes us feel that way? Our parents that made us get all A’s, or is it our own selves that put that pressure on us. Growing up, little girls dream of the perfect wedding, boyfriend, husband or job. I know I did. Back then I didn’t even know what perfect really meant. And to be Read More

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Being grateful. Why it’s so hard and how we move forward.

That moment you realize what you need. As I scrolled through Facebook this past weekend, I was saddened by all the tragedy I was reading. Even though these were mostly people I had never met, my heart was breaking for the families affected. As I proceeded to do my scrolling, I also realized how many of my friends and family are going through tough times. Some with medical issues, some with losing loved ones and Read More

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Are you saying these 3 words when you walk into the gym? This could help you change your mindset.

Yes those 3 words. “I hate cardio”! Those 3 words are pretty common coming from the mouths of gym goers! Cardio, it’s like a bad word. Those dreaded pieces of equipment that look like big scary monsters. They will eat you up and spit you back out. They make you sweat, and make you tired. You are out of breath. How can this be any fun? How will this make me feel and look better, Read More

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How are you showing up? Try these tips for a positive day.

                                         Time to wake up! The alarm goes off and it’s time to get up and start your day. Are you off to work? Getting up to get kids ready for school? Where ever you are going it’s important to start your day off right. When we struggle with mornings, it starts our day off on the wrong foot. We have set the wrong tone not only for the day but maybe even for the Read More

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Trouble staying motivated? Use these tips to stay on track.

  Do you always have an excuse when it comes to staying motivated? It’s too cold. It’s too hot. I’m too tired. Or how about “I just don’t feel like it”. These are just some of the common excuses we use to get out of doing the things that we know we should do. Unless it’s something we really want to do we always find excuses. How many times have you thought of a project you wanted to start, Read More

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Starting the new year out with a workout plan? These 4 tips will help.

It’s that time of year for resolutions. Yes, here we go. The start of  talk between friends and family about their New Years resolution’s.  And most of those resolution’s involve health and working out. It’s time for everyone to hit the gym, to start eating right, and lose those unwanted pounds from the past year. This is the perfect time to refresh and restart. Let’s face it, saying “I’m going to start working out” isn’t as easy as Read More

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Working out on vacation. It’s not an excuse to skip.

  Vacation workout, it’s possible. Finally, you have vacation time. A little getaway with the family, or maybe just time away for yourself. The time away from work and everyday life is going to relieve some stress. One thing you will be away from is your gym. But that shouldn’t stop you from continuing your reach for your goals. Can you still get a vacation workout? Actually, being away from the normal routine you do in Read More

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The 5 must have pieces of equipment for your home workout

  No need to start big. Looking to start a home workout? Making sure you have the right equipment is essential. The great thing about getting a good workout at home, is you don’t really need expensive equipment. Doing cardio is one thing, but getting a good strength workout is another. When it comes to your cardio, there are treadmills and Stairmasters and even stationary bikes. You can purchase those at any sporting goods store. Cardio Read More

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Going after your goals. These tips will get you started.

Do you know what your goals are? So they say that change is good. They also say nothing changes in your comfort zone. This is so true. As  we think about all the things we  want to do, we also think of all the excuses not to do them. When it comes to goals, there are a lot of times we push them away. We think of all the reasons why we shouldn’t go after them. Read More

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Are you breaking the rules of “gym etiquette”?

  What is gym etiquette? Etiquette. The customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.  Gym etiquette. Again, the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. Etiquette is the same anywhere you are, whether you are at school, at home, at the store and even in the gym.  Just because you are in a sweaty, noisy, crowded, weight filled Read More