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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
It's Never Too Late!
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      6 comments

The title of this blog has become a bit of a mantra for me. If you think you are too old to change your physique, think again. It's never too late to make a drastic change for the better. One of the things I love about the human body... Read more
Weight Lifting Hunger
Monday, April 05, 2010      12 comments

Do you have an issue with hunger, now that you've started lifting weights? This has been an issue with me in the past, too. Here are a few things I've done to combat this: - I drink massive amounts of water. I mean, on average a gallon a... Read more
Carbs, Fat, Protein, and Gin
Thursday, March 25, 2010      5 comments

Do you know the caloric content of a gram of each carbs, fat, and protein? If not, gaining this knowledge can help you to understand food labels better. A gram of carbohydrate and protein each have 4 calories. A gram of fat has 9 calo... Read more
Surround Yourself With Accountability
Monday, March 22, 2010      5 comments

The concept of this blog is really pretty simple, but it's the thing that has been key in me finally being able to make a permanent lifestyle change: I boxed myself in with as much accountability as possible. It started with going to Weight... Read more
Mix It Up To Maximize Benefits!
Sunday, March 21, 2010      5 comments

How to move to move past a plateau, prevent one in the first place, or get max benefit for your efforts? Mix it up! - Change your caloric intake from day to day. If you regularly eat 1600 calories, vary this amount of the course of the we... Read more
Excuses, Excuses!
Thursday, March 18, 2010      8 comments

Unless a doctor has told you differently, any reason you have for not eating right or exercising is not a reason, it's an excuse. Sounds extreme, doesn't it? Ah, but it's not. Here are a few I've heard: -"I don't like the way heal... Read more
The Incredible Hulk Woman
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      6 comments

I copied and pasted this from my regular blog because I've heard a lot of women here on Spark mention this issue: Let me try to clear up a little muscle confusion, if I may: Women's fear that they will build a lot of muscle. I have hea... Read more
Getting started with lifting weights....
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      5 comments

I posted several blogs back about equipment needed to get started with exercise at home. Before you read this, check that one out, because it lays the foundation for what I am about to say here and I refer back to it. I've had several peop... Read more
Big Changes Equal Big Changes
Saturday, March 13, 2010      7 comments

Months ago it was suggested to me that I do a blog about little changes one can make to improve one's health. While I do believe everyone can change some smaller and easier things to make themselves healthier (choose zero-calorie beverages, have... Read more
Wonder Woman's Achilles Heel
Thursday, March 11, 2010      3 comments

Oh, don't worry.... I know I'm not REALLY Wonder Woman! I just had someone tell me my figure resembled her and I loved the compliment so much that I ran with it...... But the fact is that I DID hit a vunerable moment and completely fell of... Read more
Super Size is now Regular Size!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      7 comments

I believe this is the root cause of why we Americans are getting fatter: We eat too much. Period. We have become a nation accustomed to eating super-sized portions. And most of us don't even know we are doing it. What used to be a norma... Read more

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