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5 Must-Have Foods In Your 2010 Diet

I'm baaaack!  Since the last time I checked in, I had sex AND went back to the gym.  Well, it was about time for both! I'm still sleep deprived, and my kids are still killing each other, but hey, things could be a lot worse! Gratitude I say. So, because I feel a little better after my run outside this…

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What If You’re Just Feeling…

Lazy and unmotivated! So far, in 2010, I've put on 5 pounds, I haven't been to the gym once, and I'm feeling kind of lazy and unmotivated. My whole inbox has been flooded with emails about keeping new year's resolutions, sticking to the plan, and Oprah's 21 Day Mind Cleanse. I have to tell you ladies, I'm just not there…

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It’s Almost 2010 – What’s Your Game Plan?

It's that time of year again! How quickly it came. You know, the time of year when people start thinking about making resolutions, life improvements, and figuring out their game plan for next year. Often people make resolutions to head back to the gym. I love gyms in January! They're completely packed. You can't get a bloody machine if you…

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8 Quick Tips For Staying Fit During The Winter Months

If you're like me, then getting to the gym can be a real chore. Especially now that I'm blogging, I have come up with nearly every excuse in the book to avoid the gym. "I haven't written a blog in a couple of days, so I want to write this morning. I have no time for the gym today!" Now…

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Beating the November Blues

It gets dark at 4:30PM, it's dreary, it's windy, it's darn right depressing. In fact, on most days in November, curling into bed at 3PM for a nap just feels like the natural thing to do. Hibernation, I think it's called! November just ain't one of my favorite months. I'd take peaceful white snow over the somber November days any…

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Eating Healthy With A Busy Schedule

So we're all busy right? Running to and from places. To Starbucks, to the office, to visit an elderly grandparent, to the gym, to an extra-curricular activity, a meeting. Running running running. And yet, I always roll my eyes at those skinny girls who say, "I just don't have time to eat!" Yah, WHATEVER! Rome could be burning, and there I…

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Guilt… Guilty, Guilty, Guilty!

So, our brains constantly torture us to the tune of ; I should be spending more time with my kids, cooking healthier meals, calling friends more regularly, returning emails, working harder, going to the gym more often, being nicer to people, coming home earlier from the office, baking more, eating better... Oh the Guilt! Oh the Guilt! Actually, guilt does…

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Your Body Image – Loving the Woman Staring Back

Wow, sitting at Second Cup, writing today's blog entry before going to serve pizza lunch at my son's school. I have to say, I'm enjoying this new venture. I simply love everything women related, all the issues, and this has become an incredible medium for me to connect with all of you. Because many of you have written in about…

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“What’s for dinner, honey?” Solving the Dinner Dilemma

If there is one daily question in our house that is sure to get me aggravated, it's "What's for dinner?" This is because dinnertime has been, and continues to be a thing of frustration for me. Just the sound of the question drives me bananas.  Trying to accommodate the nutritional needs and eating preferences of 4 different people. So, dinnertime…

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