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Fitness Motivation and Willpower Fail: How to Build Discipline To Finally Conquer Your Goals

Fitness motivation and willpower fail. No matter how many times you gain momentum and try a new workout plan, a new diet, a new way of battering your self esteem by looking at pictures of “fit chicks” for fitness motivation on Instagram, you never seem to be able to force yourself to stick to your goals long term. Naturally, we beat ourselves up. Girl, stop blaming yourself! Science has proven what we already kinda knew deep inside – motivation and willpower are bullshit. At least in the way we tend to approach them. Let’s dig a little deeper.   UPDATE: JOIN…

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Are You Too Stressed To Lose Weight? Why You Could Be and How to Fix it

Most people have heard about stress hormones, particularly cortisol, causing weight gain or preventing weight loss, especially around the midsection. While being overweight is of course not something people should judge each other or themselves on and “fat shaming” isn’t cool, as a health professional, I will not ever agree to say that overweight and obesity are not a health concern.They absolutely are. And moreover, stress in and of itself, regardless of your weight, is very damaging to your health.

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What I Ate Wednesday Week Four

I can’t believe it’s been a whole month! Take a look at what I ate this week in my weekly WIAW food diary update for week four.

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What I Ate Wednesday: Week Two

What I Ate Wednesday Week Two. A food diary of a personal trainer finding balance with diet and exercise.

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Self Care: Practices to Reduce Stress, Accomplish Goals, and Benefit Mind & Body

Click to Access! It is impossible to fill from an empty cup. If we want to be present in the lives of others and enjoy our own lives, we need to take the time to fill our own cups and that requires self-care. Now, contrary to what you might think, self-care is not all bubble baths and high priced spa days. Many of us don’t have the time or luxury of those privileges. Some of us barely feel motivated to take a shower or comb our hair. Self-care is tough for people with depression and anxiety.  The basics of self-care…

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