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It started with a single push-up last summer as a bet with Luke. (Who could let a (then) 8-year-old outdo me?) Then it became a process of elimination. I wanted to challenge myself this summer physically, and I really believe in events as great motivation to do just that. I’m running the New York City...
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If you want to know my mantra for nutrition and eating well, look no further: Eat to feel good. Not to be skinny. An hourglass figure or abs of steel is not the pinnacle of health and well-being. Despite popular belief, looking razor thin is not the key to the kingdom. Moreover, measuring yourself against...
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Are you confused by all the health claims of food you eat? Do you ever wonder which diet(s) are worthy trying? Do you want to eat better but don’t know where to start? Would you like to drop a few pounds without turning your pantry (and life!) upside down? If you answered “YES” to any...
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I’m sure you’ve heard the nutrition recommendation to “eat more fiber.” I’ve always obliged under the assumption that fiber “makes you regular.” After all, who wants to live a constipated life? As I mentioned in my post about my family’s no-sugar experiment, I’m reading a wonderful book called Fat Chance by Robert Lustig, M.D., about...
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Ever fear that what you’re doing, eating or even thinking will make you fat? Fear not!  Today I’m going to repudiate the myths about weight gain I most frequently hear or see. In my humble opinion, you won’t get fat if (Fill In the Blank). 1. I don’t do a cardio workout every day. As...
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This is the final post in a series on stepping into a healthier fall. Turning life upside down may result in short-term and short-lived gains. However, baby steps may be just what you need to kick-start a healthier, happier lifestyle. “Pumping it up” is a great way to get started. Remember Hanz and Franz? They...
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Later this week, I’ll be speaking to a group of ladies in lovely Bozeman, Montana, as part of Montana State’s College of Business Women’s Circle of Excellence. I’ll be sharing my words of wisdom on how to achieve work/life balance in today’s harried pace. Given that during the past two months I have bought a...
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Though the parking lot at the gym is not bulging at the seams as it was in early January, your waistline appears to be compensating. Your kitchen is not getting the workout you’d hoped it would. And worse yet, the scales are tipping in the wrong direction as stir up more excuses to skip exercise...
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This is the first, in a 4-part series, on how to put your favorite recipes on a diet, making them healthier and just as delicious in the process! I’m about to head East in a few weeks to visit my mom in lovely Wilmington, North Carolina. I’m sure, upon a return to “God’s country,” as...
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Amy Williamson started running to lose weight, and has since adopted a healthy lifestyle that has inspired her whole family. She just completed the Austin Marathon, after getting physically sick on the course more than once. She proves that “mind over body,” or tummy, in her case, is what it really takes to cross the...
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