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The Evolution of a Muscular Back
Sunday, June 20, 2010      11 comments

Many years ago (20 or more), I saw an article in a magazine where the author gave kuddos to the best body parts in Hollywood. Raquel Welch got the vote for back, and the attached caption for the beautiful photo of her back stated that a muscula... Read more
Creating Abs You Can Be Proud Of
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      31 comments

I have received multiple inquiries as to how I've managed to get my abs into the condition they are after birthing four babies and spending forty-three years on this earth. What I am about to share is nothing earth shattering or new, and you've ... Read more
Two more more product recommendations.
Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

I added two more products, my favorite Ab workout DVD and a self-tanning product, to my "Products I Have Found Useful" blog here:
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Cutting Diets: Do NOT Try Without Adult Supervision!
Thursday, May 27, 2010      11 comments

I am getting many of requests from people, asking what I did on my cutting diet so they can try it, too. It's starting to disturb me, so I felt it might be a good idea to blog about the subject. Also, maybe this way I can stop typing the same ... Read more
Lessons Learned and Still Applied From my Cutting Diet
Friday, May 21, 2010      12 comments

So as many know, I completed my cutting diet just over 2 weeks ago. I'm surprised to say that my eating now more resembles the cutting diet than it does the way I ate BEFORE the cutting diet, which was really not that bad. Here are some val... Read more
Products I Have Found Useful
Monday, May 10, 2010      25 comments

Along the way there have been products I have found particularly useful in my quest for fitness. In case it might help others, here are some of them: - LaBrada Lean Body Gold Bars. I order them from Read more
Weights Vs. Aerobics
Saturday, May 08, 2010      6 comments

As time has gone on, I've come to understand that weight bearing exercise is more important than aerobic exercise. Let me say it another way: If I have to make a choice between lifting weights and doing aerobic activity, I'll choose the wei... Read more
Palms up, thumbs back!
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      5 comments

Sometimes I get compliments on my posture. I do try to keep my spine in proper alignment, not only because it takes pressure off of my skeleton, but also because it makes me look thinner and more confident. Who doesn't want that? So what i... Read more
Lift, Even if You are Overweight!
Saturday, May 01, 2010      7 comments

If you are overweight with no intention of reducing your calories and therefore losing weight, you are at an advantage for gaining muscle over those who are restricting their calories. Yes, you read that right. Let me rephrase: People ... Read more
Exercise- Your Non-Negotiable Appointment with Yourself.
Thursday, April 29, 2010      8 comments

How do I manage to keep up a 5-to-6-day-a-week exercise schedule? I make it a non-negotiable appointment with myself. If I didn't, I'd find every excuse in the book to not do it. Exercise and self-care don't happen by accident. You have to... Read more
False Starts Aren't Wasted Time
Sunday, April 25, 2010      13 comments

I tried over and over again for years to lose this weight. I'd sometimes give up before I barely got started, and other times I'd lose some weight and either just hold there (got from 197 to 187 this way), or lose and then gain it back (went fro... Read more
What's your WHY?
Friday, April 23, 2010      11 comments

I'd first heard the concept of having a "WHY" from David Greenwalt, a fitness expert who has helped many with his program "The Leanness Lifestyle". He emphatically stresses that until you have good, solid, concrete reasons for taking superb care... Read more
The Gift of Self-Forgiveness
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      9 comments

In my last blog I started out by saying that it's hard to help someone you don't like. Wouldn't you agree it's just as hard to help, or be good to, someone who continually holds a grudge against you? For me, self-forgiveness was just as i... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Love Yourself in Your Current Condition
Thursday, April 15, 2010      152 comments

It's really hard to help someone you don't like. Wouldn't you agree? So why then do we say cruel things to ourselves? When I stopped criticizing myself for being fat, I started losing weight. My reasoning for saying negative ... Read more
In Spite Of, not Because Of
Thursday, April 08, 2010      9 comments

If you are waiting for life's circumstances to be "just right" before you start eating right and exercising, you are in for a long wait. They never will be. Why is it that we view taking care of ourselves as an added burden? Why do we... Read more

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