What if every human being woke up like dogs do?

Nothing makes me happier than adorable puppies.  Today on my short drive to work I saw two dogs running with their owners and I thought to myself, what human is ever that excited about running?  Therefore I am going to make it my goal to live more like those energetic little guys and I think…

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What’s My Motivation

Many of my clients tell me how their friends and family are just outright appalled that they would spend so much money on a personal trainer.  “Can’t you just learn some stuff and then do it on your own?” According to Kathy Kolbe the answer for you may be no.  You can visit her website…

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The Easy Way Out

What does it mean to be lazy?  What sets a lazy person apart from an active one?  Is lazy something we are born with or learned?  I believe that being lazy is something we do when we are living on the surface, not from our core.  I believe when we live from our core we…

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“Just don’t do that!”

Martha Beck: “I know I should eat celery instead of fudge, but what if I really want fudge?” Trainers/Dietitians: “Well, you can have a small square of dark chocolate.” Martha Beck:”But what if I really want fudge?  With marshmallows? Trainers/Dietitians: “Oh you don’t keep that kind of thing in the house.” Martha Beck: “But what…

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Go With Your Gut!

The expression you’ve got guts or go with your gut actually ties in with your intake of food.  We have a brain in our belly and it speaks to us all the time, we just don’t’ always tune in.  “Seldom will you see a lion all confused and anxious about which would be the best…

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Hopscotch, Duck, Duck, Goose, and ABC’s

All right, maybe ABC’s are a little too primitive but there is nothing wrong with having a little fun.  No scratch that, having a lot of fun!  We tend to think once we grow up and become adults it’s about all work no play (or very little).  Have you ever thought to yourself, I just…

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What is Coaching?

It seems as though many people don’t understand what coaching really is and I felt the need to explain this wonderful process.  We live in a world that tells us there is something wrong with us if we overeat.  Our society tells us we must look a certain way to be considered beautiful and certain…

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Your 3 Eating Senses, Can You Hear Them?

“You must finish everything on your plate, after all there are people starving around the world!”  I know this quote all to well, not from my family but from many of my clients, and we all say the same thing; how is it that if I finish my plate other people around the world aren’t…

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Running to a no end road

How many times should I do cardio a week? How many calories should I eat? When will I start seeing results? Can I have a 6-pack? These are just some of the questions I get asked on a regular basis. What I have noticed with these questions is that everyone is looking for an endpoint.…

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The American Weight Loss Program

As I was watching American Idol a commercial came on for weight watchers. (Yes I watch American Idol and am proud of it). This commercial stated “stop dieting today”. I turned to my roommate and asked, what sort of non-diet requires watching your weight? This brought up an entire discussion on the title of this…

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