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4 Things You Have to Give Up to Make Peace with Your Body

4 Things You Have to Give Up to Make Peace with Your Body

If you are a female, chances are you’ve gone through at least a period of your life where you felt at war with your body. I know because I’ve been there. Most of my 26 years on this earth consisted of disgust, frustration, and resentment towards my body. I thought it...

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3 Ways to Overcome Speed Bumps

3 Ways to Overcome Speed Bumps

Life is full of speed bumps. I know, I know, corny analogy about life full speed ahead. But seriously. It's true. And it's supposed to be that way. You know how everyone says how fast time flies? Imagine if we had no speed bumps along the way forcing us to slow down....

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10 Training Tools For Home Workouts

10 Training Tools For Home Workouts

Since starting a full time job as a physical therapist at the beginning of the year, my free time has diminished greatly. Working long hours with a long commute to and from work has left much less time for training. Add in a dog with separation anxiety at an all-time...

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Top 10 Mistakes Women Make in Health & Fitness

Top 10 Mistakes Women Make in Health & Fitness

While we have certainly made great strides in the female fitness world, there is still a TON of room for improvement. Below are some of the most common mistakes I encounter regularly with clients and patients (and been guilty of myself) in the past 9 years of my...

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5 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Sustainable

5 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Sustainable

Sustainable healthy eating. Sounds like a bit of a magical unicorn, doesn't it? I definitely used to think so. But I'm here to tell you it is, in fact, not a magical unicorn. It's a real possibility and attainable goal. You can find a way to make your eating habits...

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Sweating for the Wedding or Training for a Lifetime?

Sweating for the Wedding or Training for a Lifetime?

ATTENTION BRIDES: If you are feeling sucked towards the social pressure of "sweating for the wedding", I get it. I was there 4 years ago. It feels suffocating at times. But I want to remind you that the amount of happiness you will experience on your wedding day will...

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Ditch The Scale: 6 Better Ways to Track Progress

Ditch The Scale: 6 Better Ways to Track Progress

The scale has become the primary measure behind success when transforming our lives towards optimal health.Why? I don't have a clue. Maybe because we think weight loss equates to optimal health (which is rarely true), or because it's a cheap, quick, and easy...

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4 Less Obvious Benefits of Fasting

4 Less Obvious Benefits of Fasting

For the purpose of this article, let’s start with a brief synopsis on my background with fasting. I began fasting 4-5 years ago. It started with fasting in the morning, replacing breakfast with bulletproof coffee. Then it turned into pushing the first meal back to 1-2...

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Quit Fooling Yourself

Quit Fooling Yourself

This isn’t going to be an easy read. But it’s an important one. A necessary one. If you’re reading this, you want the same thing we all do: to feel good. Optimal health is a big part of feeling good. But of course that’s not news to you. We know most of what it takes...

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Confidence

Confidence

Confidence is basically a muscle. If you know anything about muscles, the more you use them and provide them with the fuel they need, the bigger they grow and the stronger they get. For many women, confidence seems like this intangible object that can never fully be...

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How I Rocked My 2017 Resolution

How I Rocked My 2017 Resolution

With the New Year upon us, it is not uncommon to feel compelled to make some changes. I get it. A new year means a new opportunity for reflection, introspection, and the chance to become better versions of ourselves. While regular reflection throughout the year is...

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Exercise is Not Punishment

Exercise is Not Punishment

Training and exercise are amazing tools. They can be used to create whatever adaptations we want to pursue. Whether that means bigger delts, a stronger grip, the ability to perform pull-ups, or a thicker booty, these goals can all be accomplished through training....

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5 Life Lessons from Lifting

5 Life Lessons from Lifting

I began my strength training journey in high school around 9 years ago. In the past 9 years, I have changed, grown, and learned more than ever, both inside and outside of the gym. The journey has been about so much more than pursuing a "bikini-ready" body. It has...

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The Pull-Up Pursuit

The Pull-Up Pursuit

For many females, this pursuit may seem endless. It is common for women to work at them for months or years without achieving even a single unassisted pull-up. This can be frustrating and disheartening. However, when hard work and dedication pay off in the form of...

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Ditch The Scale: 6 Better Ways to Track Progress

Authenticity, The Social Media Unicorn

We can all admit to wanting only “good” photos of ourselves to be posted on the internet. Even if that means refusing to share pictures representing accomplishments or wonderful snapshots of memorable moments in our lives. How many times have you deleted a post or...

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Stop Fitnessing; Start Training

Stop Fitnessing; Start Training

Today, I am challenging you to rethink your approach to exercise. Because you must constantly challenge yourself and your belief systems to continue to improve. The typical mindset regarding exercise is purely short-term, weeks or months. People usually hit the gym...

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Finding the Right Coach

Finding the Right Coach

Social media provides access to an abundance of wonderful information, powerful tools and knowledgeable people we would otherwise never have the pleasure of learning from. However, social media is also a platform for less-reputable, self-proclaimed experts to provide...

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Spoiler Alert: There Is No “Wagon”

Spoiler Alert: There Is No “Wagon”

Have you ever heard someone explain that they "fell off the wagon" after a weekend of indulging? Or that they "got back on the wagon" after joining a gym or eating a salad? The concept of " the wagon" is derived from a flawed mindset. This mindset assumes that being...

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Getting Results: Start at the Finish

Getting Results: Start at the Finish

We live in such an amazing world right now. With all the advancements in technology and the ability to connect with people all over the world, we have so much information right at our fingertips! However, this also means we often have TOO much information at our...

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