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Why women love to hate Victoria’s Secret models

So the Victorias Secret fashion sh0w was tonight. I didnt watch it. Not on some principleI just didnt know it was on. And its honestly something Im not into. But I do watch facebook and it was blowing UP with women. Only women. Talking about the models. Some of them said they were attractive. Mostly they said they were too skinny and not real. *To be fair to my friends,…

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Getting back to it: How to (re)start your fitness plan

Without going way far into it, this has been an abnormally crazy month or so for me. My sister got married, my 10 year high school reunion, a bizarre shoulder injury and my new boot camp starting is just thebeginningof what the last 3 weeks has entailed. All the craziness has meant an abnormal schedule, irregular eating, additional stress and less exercise (injury!) This week brings with it more normalcy….

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So what actually happens at boot camp?

First off I will not be wearing fatigues. Perhaps I can bust out a camo bandanna or something. That said this will be a hard core workout that could be low impact should you choose. Allow me to explain: We will be doing high intensity interval training or HIIT. This involves doing short bursts of activity with rest intervals in between. There will be no steps to follow, we will…

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Emotional ramifications of going back to high school.

So my high school reunion was last weekend. There were lovely balloon arrangements, pizza and beer. I felt like shit. Me on the left. I know I wasnt supposed to. I lost a grip of weight, created a beautiful family and started a business. I am the person who is supposed to be stoked to go back and show everyone what Im up to, right? I wasnt. High school was…

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What if you are surrounded by butter?

First a little life update from me. I recently started moonlighting at a fabulous restaurant. And when I say fabulous I mean the best. The food is amazing. All of it. And while its fresh, local and totally worth it to eat; its throwing a wrench in my eating plan. If you are new here let me explain. The way I keep my diet 80/20 (80% clean eating, super healthy,…

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schedYOUal

Like what I did there? I think Im clever. Recently I asked on facebook what you all struggle with and overwhelmingly the response was about finding the time to do anything for yourself. From exercise to packing a lunch there is just no time after you do everything else. It is hard. Its hard to change your behaviors. Especially when those behaviors are centered around the idea that you must…

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Loving your imperfect body

Most women would like to change something abouttheirbodies. Rather its losing the last 5 pounds or 100, we all seem to look in the mirror and see flaws. I have plenty of them. *Ive got stretch marks on my belly and a little extra skin from carrying a baby in it and some cellulite on the back of my thighs. *When I walk there is some jiggle in my inner…

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Wendy’s has a good salad?

When I was approached by the motherhood and Wendys to do a give-away I was a little apprehensive. I know you get a little compensation and swag (in this case lunch and some super cute picnic stuff) so I thought if worse comes to worse Ill just be honest about my experience and maybe not be approached in the future. Wendys has rolled out a new premium salad for summer…

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Lessons learned in the boys club

It wasnt that long ago that I walked by the weight room at the gym wishing I could go in there. No, there was no No girls allowed sign or line of spectators ready toevaluate my knowledge (or lack there of), however both felt present. What I saw in there was weights that were big and scary- that I had no idea what to do with. I saw men (who…

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de-funking your sucky salad

Before my personal health revolution I was not a salad eater. My tag line about it is, I just cant eat rabbit food all day. Much like my run when chased or after pizza philosophy, this became an excuse. I simply was not the kind of person who ate salads. In fact it really wasnt until Id lost all my weight and kept it off for over a year that…

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