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Cheat vs. Treat

Nowadays, it’s fairly common to hear the phrase “cheat meal” in relation to a diet plan. A “cheat meal” is supposed to be a meal that is not within the parameters of the prescribed diet or meal plan, and allowed at a certain interval, say once a week. This is supposed to help combat “over […]

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January 2020 Recap

I started 2020 with some lofty (but manageable) goals – read about them in depth here. 1. Money – Read about this more in depth here Debt Paid: In January 2020 – I paid $2,023.00 toward debt, with $700.00 of that being toward my car loan. Car loan is down to $4,400.00 Budget: I stuck […]

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February 2020 Goals

Money Debt: Continue to pay off as much as I can and aggressively use extra money to chip away at car loan. Car loan payoff goal date is July 2020! Income: Continue attempting to sell clothes, jewelry and anything else I find around my house that I don’t need or use. Health & Fitness Diet: […]

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Fitness Journey

This is just one story of one piece of who I am. Let me say starting out that it is embarrassing, uncomfortable, and awkward AF to share pictures and stats about myself like this BUT it’s also something that I know is worth sharing. If I can help one person feel like starting their journey, […]

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Counting Macros

For the next 38 days (it’s been two days since I started this) I am/will be “counting macros” as a part of my diet/health journey. As my friend Bethany stated quite accurately, it’s a lot “like a living puzzle” – in the way that you are working to piece together a plan for your food […]

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Rest, Reset and Reboot

December was slow going for me on the fitness front, having taken a vacation at the start of the month. For those of you who don’t know – I had a very positive, growth filled year from April 2018 to April 2019 in the health and fitness realm of my life. I will do a […]

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How old is “too old”

Is there such a thing as “too old”? I mean yes – maybe taking health/physical factors into consideration for certain activities – but even then, that’s a maybe. I keep hearing people say “I’m too old” for _______, and it makes me laugh. I guess I hear this more now since I too am getting “older” […]

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Peloton Bike Review

Peloton Bikes have been coming into social media, mainstream advertising and the health/fitness industry HOT! As a person who owns/uses one, I thought I would offer my two cents on the bike, the purchase process, the price and general info! Check them out here if you are interested! Purchase/Price – I was first intrigued by […]

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Success by design

Chapter 12 of the book Atomic Habits, discusses the idea of “Environment design”. Broadly – this refers to the process of making your home (or work) the most conducive to the success of your habit formation. James Clear touches on this in various points of the book – and I think it’s a great way […]

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Identity and Self Talk

In the book “Atomic Habits” the writer James Clear discusses habits, their formation and their impact on our lives. In doing so, he talks about how our identity is such a strong piece of what shapes our behavior. Our identity and self-talk are something that we may not often take note, or inventory of. I […]

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