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Choosing Strength Over Skinny: My Favorite Magazine Covers

Whenever I pass the magazine racks in the grocery store or bookstore, there's at least one women's magazine with some scantily-dressed young woman (usually white and blonde) on the cover. The pose … [Read more...]

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Being Sick Delays Efforts to Reach Fitness Goals

Five days into the new year, I come down with I call "The Crud." The condition starts off with all the usual symptoms of a head cold. Stuffy yet runny nose. Post nasal drip that quickly leads into a … [Read more...]

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Challenge Yourself This Holiday Season

Are you worried that this holiday season will be just like every other one? You know, when you give up on your health goals and give in to caloric temptations? When you step on the scale on January 1 … [Read more...]

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10 Ways Sugar Affects My Brain and Body

If you're like me, you have favorite go-to sweet treats. My favorites are chocolate cake, Starbucks mocha lattes, and chocolate ice cream. Yeah, I love dark chocolate and only dark chocolate. I gotta … [Read more...]

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No Medals, No Ribbons, Still a Winner

On Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, I completed my first sprint triathlon after a two-plus year hiatus due to annoying elbow issues. While I finished dead last in a field of 38 women, 56 men, and 25 relay … [Read more...]