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My 15 Year (and counting) Fitness Journey

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about my roundabout fitness journey — from athlete to 50lbs overweight and sedentary to healthy, happy, and strong now. Fitness was such an enormous part of my life for so long, but dropped it like a bad habitonce I got to college. It’s not that I didn’t […]

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Embrace the Journey

One thing I’ve heard time and again from clients, friends, family, and even strangers on the Internet is that they relate to my story of struggling with my weight. Whatever emotion it is they’re feeling, chances are I’ve been where they are. I remember what it was like to go into a store and try […]

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Common Barriers to Exercise and How to Overcome Them

As a trainer, it makes my heart hurt when I hear people proclaim that they hate working out, or that they have no time, or no energy to exercise. Instead of calling them excuses (even though that’s what they are…), I’m choosing instead to call them barriers to entry. I don’t believe people realize they […]

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Confused By Conflicting Health Articles? Read This.

“Click on that link in a popular article to go to the original study described. Scroll through it to check for conflicts of interest. Think about which side the money is on. Then decide for yourself what to believe.” This quote nicely sums up a huge issue that plays out every day in the media. […]

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Your “Normal” HAS To Change

It seems like a lifetime ago, but there was a time when these were some of my favorite foods: buffalo chicken calzones with extra blue cheese Burger King crispy chicken sandwich with Oreo pie Papa John’s pizza with garlic sauce Wendy’s Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Hut breadsticks TGIFriday’s chicken tenders with honey mustard goldfish BagelBites […]

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