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    Goal Setting

    “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It’s as simple as that.” Earl Nightingale Have you ever taken a road trip without a map or a plan of directions on how you would reach your desitation? Maybe if you wanted to get lost? So why is it that so many people treat life as if it were meant to be lived blindly. How can you reach your goals if you never took the time to set any? If you are just sitting back and wishing and praying the things you want out of life will magically fall into your lap, I gotta ask you, How’s that…

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    Your Emotions

    “Food is neither a reward nor a punishment; it is simply a necessity for life”—Julie Wilcoxson. Research tells us that our reactions are tied to two powerful emotions: One is Pleasure and the Second is Pain. Which emotion steers you into action? Do you react more quickly when faced with a painful situation such as finding a new job due to a layoff, going back to school to get a promotion, or losing weight because the doctor said “do or die”? Or do you react from pleasure such as getting into shape because you found that special man and want to be active with him, pushing yourself harder in the…

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    Positive Thinking

    “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller Most of you have probably heard, read, or had someone tell you about the importance of positive thinking. I’m here to tell you, everything you have ever heard about the subject is completely, 100 %, utterly TRUE! This is the biggest secret to prosperity in your life. It really isn’t about self confidence, it is about positive thinking. With positive thinking comes your self confidence. Allow me to explain. If you are a negative thinker, you’re probably quick to see the bad side of all things, the injustices towards yourself. In other words, you don’t even see…

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    The Influential Subconscious

    The subconscious mind is a powerful tool that many of us don’t quite understand. I have read many of books on the subject, have seen the proof of the research, and am fascinated with how it can change your life if you just gain an understanding on how to use it. Every thought we have must go through the subconscious mind. This part of the brain is what makes our thoughts become a reality.  Have you ever thought of a friend whom you haven’t seen or spoken to in awhile, then out of nowhere you receive a Face Book Friend request or a phone message from them? Have you ever…

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    How to Lose Weight the Right Way

    With all the different ideas regarding food, eat this and don’t eat that- it can get downright confusing about what you should be doing to shed those extra layers. Even our food experts can’t seem to get it right. The concept of eating should have never gotten this confusing. If you are wanting to lose weight and maintain your lean body mass then you have to first start off by fueling your body the right way. Here are your new rules: Eat frequently Eat smaller well balanced meals Always have a protein and a fibrous carb Sounds simple right! Well I am about to make it even simpler. Vegetables can…

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    Grocery Shopping During the 30 Day Challenge

    The first question that I am often asked is what can I eat then. This always strikes me in an odd way, when we take away sugar and complex carbs we think there is nothing left to eat. If that doesn’t say we are sugar and carb addicted than what does? This is the foundation behind this new way of clean eating. During the next 30 days you may even hit a point where you think, “Man, I just want to eat normal like everyone else”. To this I must reply, what is “normal”? The way I see it is “normal” is a life full of bloating, stomach cramps, diabetes,…

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    The Truth About Carbs

    Nutrition can make you sick or create complete wellness- it is true what they say, “You are what you eat” so would you rather be a long slender banana or a round fatty potato chip? When it comes to carbohydrates or carbs we all get confused. After all, society has said we need to eat less carbs then the USDA updates the food pyramid and says NO, we need to eat around 60% of carbs a day. When you hear the word carbohydrate, what do you picture? If you’re anything like the national average you think of chips, pasta, rice, breads, etc. Well carbs are also fruits and vegetables. This…

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    Paleo Peanut Butter Pie

    Meal prep is done for the week. Even made a little dessert. Peanut butter pie, the crust is almonds and cashews and the pie doesn’t have any peanut butter in it. It’s sunflower seed butter and coconut milk for the whip cream. It’s very scrumptious. Sunflower seeds have many great health benefits such as high in magnesium and selenium, which are great for your muscles including the heart. You can find this recipe in Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. Avaibke on Amazon and I highly recommend it.

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    Everything You need to Know about Physique Transformation

    The one thing I hear a lot from women when I am hired to be their trainer, is “I don’t want to get huge.” I can tease about this because many years ago I was one of those women. When it comes to bulking up the hormone testosterone is responsible for the large increases in muscle mass when combined with weight lifting. The truth is a normal testosterone level for a man is around 200-1200 ng/dl while for women a normal level is around 15-70 ng/dl. You see how there is no possible way you can get the same amount of muscle as a man. Now it is time to debunk…

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    Have you Been Diagnosed with Insanity?

    Are you managing your weight? Are you taking care of your health? Are you making yourself a priority every single day OR Are you putting every little thing above your own needs? Even the litter box? Come on now? Are you telling me the laundry and changing the litter box are MORE important than YOU?? I am SO Sick of watching people take their health for granted. Especially you ladies out there, MOMS I am talking to you too. Your children are going to do exactly what they watch you do. If that is smoking a cigarette, drinking sodas, eating at fast food joints, sitting instead of exercising. They will…