204 Lifestyle Vlog!

204 Lifestyle Vlog!

I’m vlogging about my preparation for both fitness competitions and a figure competition in March! I’ll tell you how I train, what I’m eating and how I’m feeling. Check out the episodes below, and subscribe to my YouTube...

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Is Dieting the Thief of Joy?—Part 3

Is Dieting the Thief of Joy?—Part 3

Eyes Wide Open My friends used to call me Astro Girl. At 25, I had never dealt with a serious injury despite being a lifelong athlete. No breaks, tears or nagging injuries—all stuff most people will experience when they play sports at a high...

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How to Find Joy in Fitness in 2019

How to Find Joy in Fitness in 2019

A lot of people are thinking about food and fitness resolutions this time of year. We already posted our thoughts on setting sustainable and rewarding nutrition goals framed in a way that makes them more achievable. But what about fitness? Your...

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Only 8  percent of New Years Resolutions will succeed. Why? A big reason is that most of these goals are rooted in extreme restriction. Whether it’s financial or health related, we’re creating unrealistic expectations for changes that are usually...

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Struggling Through Sadness to Hope

Struggling Through Sadness to Hope

By Glenda Rempel I have struggles. I sit in the shower and think as the water pours on my back. I think about my life choices, where I am and how I got here, about my struggles with food and about the person I wish I were. This thinking gets me...

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The Journey to Health and Wellness

The Journey to Health and Wellness

  By Joanna Gies How did I get here? I was arguing ferociously with my 15-year-old daughter the other morning, and after I dropped her off at school I had a thought: How do I have a 15-year-old and a 12-year-old? Wow—I am 45! I started to...

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Sugar: What Made Me Change My Mind

Sugar: What Made Me Change My Mind

By Glenda Rempel Eating too much sugar has been an issue my entire life. As soon as I was away from the watchful eyes of my parents, in came the pop, the Skittles and the ice cream—in massive quantities. My sugar problems began when I started...

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Why You Can’t Always Cut Weight

Why You Can’t Always Cut Weight

“I was really scared! “I thought you had to be on a restrictive diet all the time if you want to reach your goals and stay there. That’s what I’ve always believed.” A client said this to me recently when I asked her how things were going with her...

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