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What You Can Do Every Morning For Success!

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Setting up a morning routine, or ritual, helps you stay focused on your goals in life. When you create a routine and a habit, it is easier for you to never let the important things slip from your mind. It is said that creating a routine and sticking to it will increase productivity and creativeness […]

Team Drop the Cookie SURPRISE announced!

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I’ve gotten to a place in my business where my own accomplishments do not even begin to bring me as much joy as the accomplishments of my team! I remember when I first started. I hardly had a team to call my own and I would dream of surrounding myself with incredible people who wanted to […]

Best Diet Food – 5 Foods That Taste Great and Promote Weight Loss

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If there’s one question that comes across your mind the most when you’re dieting, in addition to wondering occasionally why dessert can’t be good for you, it’s probably what foods you should be eating for weight loss. But, what foods should you be eating? If you don’t know, you’re missing a key element that will […]

Calories Calculator – Best Ways to Keep Track 

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I know what you’re thinking: putting numbers into weight loss is never a good idea and to be honest, I couldn’t agree more in many cases. Being a slave to the scale is counterproductive, but numbers do have their place. And if you’re wondering where, it’s in a calories calculator. Yes, you heard me right, […]

What a Healthy Breakfast Should Look Like

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Everyone’s heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but knowing this and choosing healthy foods to gear up for the day ahead are two different things. Factor in early, hectic schedules and other priorities and you have yourself a recipe for the grab-and-go breakfast full of refined grains, sugars, and maybe […]

It’s Not About Will Power, It’s About Systems

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It’s 5:30am on any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning and I’m at the entrance to the gym, standing in the vestibule, waiting for Richard, the front desk attendant, to unlock the door.  I’m standing there with a few of the other ‘regulars,’ with whom I’ve exchanged our standard morning pleasantries. Many think that my […]

Built By Discipline: Surviving a Cancer Death Sentence

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The weeks leading up to that day were the same as always. Brendon was going about his typical business – keeping up with the demands of nursing school and a body that just can’t seem to get enough of working out. It was leg day and he felt better than ever. There were no signs […]

The Definition of Cool

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I can still remember sitting down in the damp basement dorm room with some of my friends, cheering him on. The stank of uncleaned football equipment and day old buffalo calzones wafted up from the worn carpet. The walls were adorned with a picture of a girl wearing only a piece of string that covered […]

25 Reasons This Workout Will Create Your Dream Body

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I’ve been waiting for this day since I got to test out this program LIVE with Tony Horton himself! (Yes, he called me out by name when I was doing one of the moves wrong… *cue my blushing*). If you’ve been looking for a way to achieve your ultimate weight loss or fitness goals, this […]

10 Things To Do To Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

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We are accustomed to waiting to make a change until we have a fresh start. We don’t begin a new workout until Monday, we already ate something unhealthy for breakfast today, so we can start our diet tomorrow and there is NO way we are going to start leading a better life until the New Year! […]

5 Ways to Avoid Thanksgiving Weight Gain

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If I’ve learned anything since becoming a Health Coach, it’s that people don’t want to hear the truth. Often times, they come in search of a quick fix that will somehow help them achieve all of their health and weight loss goals without spending any effort, time or money… oh yeah, and they want it to […]

How Give Back This Month… While Receiving

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My mother always taught me that you don’t give with any thought of receiving. It’s one of the many lessons that she has taught me that has sculpted so much of who I am. Admittedly, it’s not always easy, and honestly, my mind is not always void of what may come in return for lending […]

30 Day Clean Eating Challenge

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If you’re human, which I’m making the assumption that you are since you are currently reading a blog post, than I think it’s safe to say that sometimes, you fall of the healthy train. I know I do. Things come up, maybe life gets busy, you get lazy, food gets yummy… whatever it is, it […]

Wedding Weight Loss Plans: Vow to Stay In Shape

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The clock is ticking and your wedding day is just a few months away. The dress, the photos, The Honeymoon – it is time to get you in shape for the big day! Not only do you have the fear of fitting perfectly in the white dress, but you also want to look good for […]

Go Out on “The Ledge”

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There is a lot to be said for going out on “the ledge.” This picture was taken this past week when we ventured up to the top of the Sear’s Tower (now the Willis Tower). At 108 stories above Chicago, I went out on “the ledge” to take a picture. For a lot of people, […]

The Secret To Success

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Last night was a Monday night, which means that The Bachelor was on. Despite my cutting back on watching TV, I typically make time to watch ABC successfully manipulate a dozen young women into believing that they have found their one true love in what I call, a controlled social experiment. Who doesn’t want to […]

Siblings That Inspire Beyond Belief

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I’ll never forget it. For years, I knelt down at my bedside as a little girl and prayed that God would bless me with a little brother or sister. I tried to barter with Him – I would obey everything my parents said, give up all of my allowance money, I’d never ask for anything […]

True Inspiration: Disabled Paratrooper Walks Again

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There is no great lack of inspirational videos out there in cyber space. If you search for them, you could spend days sifting through the results. Sure, maybe one or two will leave you feeling touched, or moved, or whatever you want to call it, but for the most part, it’s just another video you […]

5 Ways to Stay Fit This Holiday Season

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‘Tis the time to indulge. This time of year can be brutal when it comes to your health. We usually drink too much, eat too much and maintain high stress levels. The foods we eat are usually high in fat, sugar, and of course, salt. Combine that with alcohol and you are left with a […]

Paralyzed Man Dances with His Wife for the First Time

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We can’t control the cards we’re dealt. We can, however, play the best hand possible. Janne Kouri is one hell of a card player. At 6’4″ and 285 pounds, he was a star defensive tackle for Georgetown University. He found the woman of his dreams and they moved out west together. And on August 5th, […]

Want To Lose Weight and Get Healthy? Here’s How!

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The Ultimate Reset: Your Ticket to a Slim Body of Good Health If you want a new lease on life, stop leaning on diet pills, promises of overnight weight loss solutions and starvation cleanses that deprive your body of what it really needs. Oh yeah, and stop making excuses! It doesn’t just have to be […]

Free Nutrition and Fitness Help

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Face it – you are fair weather fan of muffin tops. You just can’t get enough of the ones from the dessert case at the local bakery, but you start complaining when your waste line begins to resemble one. You can’t have your muffin top and eat it too… or something. The point is, you’re […]

Beating Paralysis With Perspective

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The other day I met for tea with a good friend at the local coffee shop in our one horse hometown just to catch up. He was the happiest I had seen him. We got to chatting and he started telling me one of the most moving, motivational stories about a guy he used to […]

Nick Vujicic Man Without Arms or Legs Lives Big

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The sole most challenging thing to change in your life is not your weight, your job, your friends or your even your family life. The most difficult thing to change is also the most rewarding thing to change: your perspective. By just altering your outlook on life, without even changing your circumstances, you can go […]

Do You Like What You Do?

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There you are, rotting away in your little cubicle coffin. You are dying in there, aren’t you? I’ll let you in on a little secret… you don’t have to die in there. You could actually be living out here with the select few of us who have figured it out. I have been there, and […]

Lose Weight with Shakeology

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If you are anything like me, you have felt, or are currently feeling like a pile of garbage. If you’re harboring a few extra pounds or you’re wearing bloat like it’s the new fashion statement this season, maybe you should read on and learn how Shakeology can reverse that curse for you. It probably doesn’t […]

You Need This Site If…

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You are sitting in a cubicle, plotting how to get fired and scripting your grand exit speech. You have been wanting to lose weight since, ummm, forever. You have that entrepreneurial spirit, but don’t know how to start your own business. You get excited when your bank account hits three figures. You are with your […]

Why You “Can’t” Lose Weight?

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If I had to think of one thing that most people have in common, it is that very few of us are at our “ideal weight.” As much as we may not want to admit it, that little or big bit of extra poundage affects us in a huge way. Have you ever picked up […]

How to Achieve Your Goals in 10 Steps

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Welcome to the cookie incinerator. This is where you can come for that extra little push to get to where you want to be in life. You now have the golden opportunity to rid of any “cookies” that are holding you back from achieving your dreams. Go ahead, “toss your cookies” into the incinerator. Feel […]

 

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