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Fit Over the Holidays

Tis the season to indulge, and I’m all for it!

With the holidays here I’m fully committed to celebrating with my friends and family, enjoying every glass of wine and sweet treat that passes through my lips.

At the same time, I don’t want to lose all of the hard work I put in to getting in shape this winter.  So I’m going in with an easy to follow game plan.

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Here are some easy tips, and my own personal plan, for the healthiest and happiest of holidays!

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December Fit Focus: The End

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Looks like we made it.

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December Fit Focus: Week 5

Holy smokes, I’ve only got one week left in my challenge!

The most exciting part?  I’m finally starting to see real change.

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The Muscles in the Mirror

I have always struggled with my reflection.

As a young teen I would suck in my full cheeks while staring at my reflection and pray for a thinner face.  I hated my skin, my belly and my thighs.

Like most young girls I struggled with my changing body and the pressure to be thin and sexy.

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Luckily I was grounded by two brothers, and for the most part happily ate double servings of ice cream and found happiness elsewhere.

When I moved away at sixteen my relationship with food changed.  I felt a lack of control in my life and found that in food.  What followed was an eating disorder that has followed me through most of my life. [click to continue…]

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December Fit Focus: Week 5

This is the first time in my life I’ve ever really committed to my health.

I’ve committed to cleanses, diets, and month long workout routines, but I’ve never decided so whole heartedly to change my life path.

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Love Me Until I’m Me Again

This week I wrapped Christmas gifts and wrapped up another job.

I am in awe of this year.

Last New Year’s eve I sat with my family, and my now boyfriend’s family, and we shared our goals for 2014.  Mine was:

“I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my Fool.”
― Theodore Isaac Rubin

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December Fit Focus: Week 4

Hey friends, the journey continues!

I am back home from Japan and back to the grind of work.

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How to be Happier Right Now

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December Fit Focus: Week 2+3

I am back from Japan and more enamoured with Japanese food and culture than ever.

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December Fit Focus: Week 1

Week one on my fitness challenge has been a learning experience.

It’s funny how we hold onto habits that don’t benefit us. I’m becoming really aware of when I will snack or overeat, how much unnecessary time I spend on the computer, and how much better I feel if I sneak in some extra movement into my day.

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