Falling off the fitness wagon

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I hate to admit it but recently I’ve fallen off the workout wagon and it isn’t for lack of desire or drive, but I have found myself out of the gym for about two weeks now and feeling pretty down about it. Over the last few weeks my energy has hit rock bottom and I’ve been extremely fatigued, weak and tired. I am not quite sure if it has to do with the weather or lots of germs going around (a ton of people I know have gotten strep throat, the flu and colds), but needless to say I ...

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Thanksgiving - A time for family, food and friends

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I hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday. For those who have had a major loss this year, losing someone you love, holidays can be really hard. This time last year my mom was going through her cancer treatment, but we still had a really nice Thanksgiving together. This year, her absence was felt and I always miss her so much during the holidays. My mother passed 8 months ago to lung cancer and what has helped me through this tough time is my family and friends.

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Why you should get a skin cancer screening even in your 20s and 30s

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Don’t mind the crazy band aid on my nose, I’m playing it safe

A few days ago I had an appointment with a dermatologist to discuss a tiny bump that I have had on my nose for the last 3 years. I wanted to do this post since many people in their 20’s and 30’s are not aware of what the many hours baking in the sun (or tanning salons) can possible do to you years from now. I have always loved being outdoors, and have in my 20’s definitely did my fair share of t ...

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I hope my mom knew these 10 things before she passed away

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Losing a parent is one of the hardest things I think any child will ever go through. If you were to ask me as a child, as a teenager and even in my 20’s what my biggest fear in life was I would have instantly told you “losing my mother.” My mom was my rock, my world, my role model, my confidant, my biggest cheerleader and also the first person in this world who I can say I knew would love me unconditionally no matter what. We were so close, in a way that only a mother and daught ...

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My journey to giving up dieting and move toward strength training

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Ever since I created my blog almost three years ago, the most popular article is the one related to the 12 week workout plan for strength training for women. I have over 200 comments and questions from women readers and many of the themes are similar. I wanted to take a few of the questions that I see repeated pretty often and answer them in one place to make it a bit easier for those who are just starting out on their strength training journey. Some readers are just starting to lift weights for ...

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Don’t get down on yourself if you don’t see results tomorrow

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Some thoughts on how to stay motivated when it comes to fitness

We live in a world where we want something to happen in the blink of an eye. Everything in our lives is fast: if the computer takes too long we freak, if the line at the drive thru Starbucks is backed up we freak, if we don’t lose pounds upon pounds fast enough – we give up?! We beat ourselves up and get down on ourselves? Well that is just silly. If you are feeling this way today, realize that the ...

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Happy Holidays! Let’s get ready for 2015

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'When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.'
? Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

dde Happy Holidays from me & Lola!

Hi everyone, I hope that you all had an amazing holiday this past week enjoying some great food, quality time with family and friends and maybe some much needed rest. I know that for me ...

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