Category: Motivation

Recommended Reading

There are so many books covering nutrition, health and weight loss. In fact, a search for weight loss books on amazon.com renders more than 15,000 results! The books listed below are ones I live by and that helped me succeed in my weight loss goals. I cook recipes from these cookbooks regularly, the education books helped me learn more about my body and the inspirational reads kept me motivated to…

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Online Resources

FitDay.com Free diet and weight loss journal. Daily Burn Track your workouts, diet and progress online. Susan Nutty Goodness Delicious, healthy snacks made by a pretty amazing chick. Active.com Great health articles and info on upcoming events near you. Bodybuilding.com Dont be intimidated by the title, this site has lots of great info about nutrition and exercise for every goal and fitness level. Woddrive.com Online workout generator Exceptional Edibles Cassandra…

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Product Reviews

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Health Calculators

Your Body Mass Index, or BMI is used to estimate your healthy body weight based on height. There is no single ideal BMI, because a lot of factors such as bone structure, body type and age can impact your BMI. To calculate your BMI, input your height and weight below and click the Calculate button. BMI For Adults.Flash Player 9 is required.   Not happy with your number? Two years…

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Fit Mama Tools & Resources

Frequently Asked Questions youve got questions, weve got answers Health Calculators see where youre starting from . . . or how far youve come! Local Resources Lawrence and Kansas City area resources for health and well-being Online Resources free online tools and Fit Mamas Blog Roll Product Reviews coming soon! Recommended Reading books recommended by Fit Mama for inspiration, information and recipes Workout Playlists compiled by a local DJ for…

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Local Resources

Lawrence Area Resources Well Commons Community of Douglas County residents and experts brought together to discuss and learn about health-related topics. Red Dogs Dog Days A community-wide group fitness organization attended by more than 1,000 local residents at all fitness and age levels. Lawrence Parks and Recreation Programs and free or low-cost community facilities to promote healthy living in Lawrence, Kan. Bert Nash Community mental health center offering affordable and…

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How I let go of self-hate, and discovered my beautiful

This is the most requested post Ive ever written. Whenever I post something about accepting my body the way that it is, women respond with cheers and often astonishment. How do I get there? How do you do that? Where do you start? I wish I could offer a simple step by step tutorial to letting go of all the negative feelings weve learned to have about our bodies and…

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What I “really” look like, a perfectly healthy body in more and less flattering photos

Im a beautiful woman. Sorry Im not sorry if that is off-putting. I believe I am a beautiful woman and that is important to me. I dont think that is vain. It has nothing to do with how I look compared to other women, how many dudes would want to have sex with me or how many people tell me Im hot. I dont measure myself against anyone else. I…

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So apparently I’m an emotional eater

Unless youve been living under a rock where Oprahs show topics dont come into your consciousness, youve heard the term emotional eating. It, however, has never been a concept that resonated with me and my behavior. The idea of being hungry but not for food, also didnt resonate. My thinking was more, Im hungry for food so I eat and Apparently Im more hungry than other people. Also, So what…

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Start where you are at. A lesson I’m re-learning.

I have never needed to be the best. I remember taking debate in high school and doing really well. My partner and I won novice state. I enjoyed it. But I hated that others in my class would get overly excited when they found evidence against my case. When during the in class tournamentit was epic if someone beat us. I enjoy preparing and even competing. But I dont enjoy…

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