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Reflecting on 2014

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It’s hard to put into words how I feel about 2014. There have been obvious highlights and low lights. I love being able to reflect on what went well, what didn’t and how I hope to improve 2015. The first quarter was really about progress and anticipation. I was making great progress with my fat loss and was preparing to have my skin removal surgery in April. I was able ...Read More

This WILL Help You Reach Your Goals

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When I was a kid I played competitive AAU basketball. We took basketball SUPER seriously in my house. My sister Debi was always better than I was (and a good 6 inches taller) but we were both pretty focused. In fact, for a while we actually worked with a private coach – practicing drills for hours on the court outside his house. I would lie in bed at night and ...Read More

A More Effective Approach to New Years Resolutions That Stick

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Are you thinking about New Years Resolutions? I’m actually gonna try to talk you out of it! Get this: 25% of people abandon their resolutions after just ONE WEEK!! The average person makes the same New Years Resolution 10 times WITHOUT success!!! And 60% of people give up on their resolutions by the 6 month mark. I’m just gonna go ahead and say that statistically speaking, New Years Resolutions aren’t ...Read More

EXACTLY How I’ll Lose Fat Over Thanksgiving AND Eat Dessert + My Menu

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I absolutely cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. It blows my mind. Here we are the day before Thanksgiving and less than a month from Christmas! Yikes!!! I know I’ve told you before how I used to write off this time of year. With all the sweets, treats, holiday parties and get togethers I would kinda figure there was no possible way I could lose weight so I ...Read More

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Exercise For Weight Loss – How My Plan Has Changed

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Ugh, what is the best exercise for weight loss? Talk about a loaded question with a million answers. When people are thinking about weight loss or wanting to reshape their bodies, exercise gets a WHOLE lot of attention. Seriously. There have got to be HUNDREDS of news headlines every freaking day claiming that this, that or the other exercise is the holy grail of weight loss. Let’s just get real ...Read More

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80/20 Rule For Weight Loss

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Have you ever heard of the Pareto Principle? Maybe you've heard it called the 80/20 rule. I heard about it years ago but it wasn’t until I applied it to my weight loss journey that it really transformed my life. I’m not kidding. This one principle has changed the way I look at just about EVERYTHING! This simple truth allows you to DO LESS yet YIELD MORE. So this guy ...Read More

Tiny Changes for Massive Weight Loss

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I was listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast recently while I driving home from Asheville, NC. I don’t remember who he was interviewing but they talked about a concept that really resonated with me and I wanted to share it with you. The concept was that of pursuing 1% improvement. What if you could improve yourself by 1% every month? Where would you be in 1 year? How would your ...Read More

Workout Motivation: 3 Ways to Keep Going

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We all need a little motivation for our workouts sometimes. Pushing through a workout isn’t always easy. I’ve had tons of days in the gym when I just haven’t felt totally connected to what I was doing. I didn’t feel like putting in my best effort, I didn’t feel strong or I didn’t feel motivated. If I gave in to those feelings every time, I’d rarely get in a good ...Read More

Its Too Hard? I Promise, Its Not

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Have you ever considered doing what it takes to lose weight and get healthy and then thought “it’s too hard”? Have you ever looked at yourself and acknowledged that you aren’t happy with your body but thought “I can’t do what it takes to change”? I hear those comments all the time. People will tell me how impressed they are by my weight loss and share that they wish they ...Read More

5 Steps To Building Healthier Habits

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Chances are, in order to reach your fat loss goals you’re going to have to create some new habits. If only it was as easy as bottling up your good intentions and writing down some goals. It wasn't so easy for me. My terrible habits were so deeply engrained in me they felt automatic. Choosing comfort foods on a bad day almost didn't feel like a choice, it had become instinct. ...Read More