Redefining Fit: Why You Should Stop Dieting Right Now

March 20, 2013

There are a lot of diets out there. Like—a lot. So how do you know which one works best for you? Here’s a secret about all those pills and point systems and food restrictions: they work—if you stick to them. But after you get tired of no-carb, no-fun cauliflower pizza or detoxing once a week […]

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Redefining Fit, Secrets Of The Gym: The Stuff They Might Not Tell You

March 7, 2013

There are probably all sorts of guidelines and rules for the gym in the paperwork you get when you sign up. But…who reads those? And, even if you did read those, are they really telling you the secrets of the gym, the things you really need to know? Today I’m going to tell you some […]

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Redefining Fit: Toning Arms And Legs

February 19, 2013

I recently had a friend ask how she could tone her arms and legs without losing her curves. And I swear, I heard angels singing. Because yay(!) she loves her curves, which is music to my ears (and most men’s, too). Curves are beautiful, womanly…sexy. She loves her hourglass figure, and that is sexy. Even still she would […]

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Redefining Fit

January 23, 2013

Fit.  Take a moment and think about what that word means to you. What comes to mind? A certain look? A certain number? A certain body type? Yourself? Sadly, that last one, for a lot of us, is definitely not what comes to mind. It certainly hasn’t been for me, even though I am an exercise […]

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Why I Gym

December 20, 2012

It started in my 20s.  It started when losing weight was just a treadmill away, when happy hours and parties weren’t detrimental to having pants that fit, when all the calories from the night before could be forgiven by a 30-minute elliptical session. But it has turned into so much more. A way of life, […]

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Why I Love My Trainer.

February 9, 2012
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Working out is a part of my whole being-healthier game plan. Every year, I strive to workout more and eat less junk, and every year I seem to fail at both. When I decided to have weight loss surgery my doctor was my biggest workout advocate. He was always sure to point out how important […]

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Hate Going to the Gym? 5 Must Have Workout DVDs

January 20, 2012
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It’s a new year and, and for many, it’s the time of year you consider taking control of your health and attempting some sort of workout routine. Perhaps a gym membership seems pricey or maybe you aren’t comfortable working on your fitness in a group setting. I’ve been in both of those situations, and as […]

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The Couples Workout and Why it’s a Bad Idea

September 16, 2011

JA, a middle age housewife, presented to my office for her monthly weight management visit. She had been hovering around her goal weight the past few months and recently incorporated some new tips and was pleased to have lost 5 pounds this past month. While inquiring about the different things she was doing to lose […]

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Back to Running. Again.

July 25, 2011

There is something that I need to confess that has been on my chest for well over two years. Something that I am embarrassed to admit, but I will just come out and say it because it will make me feel better. Ready? In the last three years I have signed up for three half-marathons. […]

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Is Weight Loss Surgery the Easy Way Out?

July 19, 2011

What irks me about this entire statement is the fact that this former Biggest Loser contestant is insinuating that having surgery isn’t hard work and takes no dedication.

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