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The rewards of putting your health first

Last year I came to the realization that for me to live my life to the fullest, I had to take better care of myself. I weighed over 200 pounds and suffered from lower back and knee pain, low energy, and simply didn’t feel attractive. I had never really noticed the severity of the weight I’d gained, but as I stood in the mirror and faced facts, I came to a few realizations. First, I realized that a lot of older women in my family were and still are severely overweight, and because of this their quality of life is diminished by diabetes, joint problems, and a whole host of other issues. When my daughter was born, I promised her I wasn’t going to be one of those women; I was on the verge of breaking that promise. Continue Reading →

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The benefits and myths of strength training

“We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist, but about denying its right to persist.” — Vince McConnell


People often express to me that they feel resistance training is unnecessary to achieving sustained weight loss and that it will make them bulky versus lean. I’ll address those two myths in this article. I’ll also outline the importance of toning your body to achieve the look you want. Continue Reading →

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