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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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P.V. Body/Ellie review

So in November I wrote a post about pv.body. The deal was 20% off of your first order and you get nice workout clothes from various companies (nike, lululemon, nux etc). I was contacted by the company to extend my audience a discount and I got some free swag and referral kick backs. I get contacted to do stuff like this all the time. I just never do. Because its…

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Why I quit eating dairy, gluten and animals… and why maybe you shouldn’t quit.

So much to cover here. In general I like to avoid labeling my eating habits or over-sharing them because it seems to have the following negative effects: 1) People get super defensive. Its amazing how many people feel the need to go on and on about how much they love eating meat when they find out I dont. Im really not judging your choice, or asking what it is. 2)…

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How being fat ruined everything

Im obviously pretty awesome. I mean, cmon Im charming, occasionally I say something hilarious, I have serious, farm-hand like calf muscles and Im really good at growing my fingernails long. Whats not to like? But I havent always known this. And to be honest, I still dont always behave like I do. For as long as I can remember I have had concerns about my body, and by concerns I…

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Why I don’t sell things

Lots of fitness folks sell things. I am mostly writing this post so that I dont have to type it out every time I am approached by a company or representative about selling things (which is daily). I have zero problems with people selling things in fitness. There are products/services I appreciate more than others. There are sales tactics I think are more tasteful than others. But the bottom line…

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Why are yoga pants so expensive?

Let me start off by saying Im frugal. I like having quality things but have a limited budget for such things. Thus: I am always looking for a steal. Clothing wise this usually means shopping consignment stores often enough to find amazing things. This might make me cheap. I prefer to think of myself as a savvy shopper. Exercise clothes are something I dont buy used. Mostly because I prefer…

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Night owl to worm catchin’

In October Im waking up before the sun. Something old me would have thought completely ridiculous. In case you missed it, I turned 30 last month and have decided to celebrate my year with new goals each month. September was 30 days of yoga. It went well. Mostly it was a great way for me to get back into working out. I discovered that post injury Im really enjoying finding…

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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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How to get your kids to eat healthy– without being a short order cook

I have a four year old. Her pallet is not always into some of the things I cook for my husband and myself. But while I have some back ups (quick things to throw together for her) for the most part I prepare for her the same things we eat, in a different way. Two important things: -I never assume that she wont like something we are eating. Sometimes she…

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