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 Good-bye 2014. Hello 2015! Do you make and keep your New Year resolutions?  I asked a handful of my friends this exact question and they all said that they have good intentions, but they quit their resolutions after the first or second month. Life gets so busy and working out, eating better, and saving money gets lost in all the...
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Peace. How do we find peace in our busy, hectic lives? How do we enjoy simple, yet beautiful, moments with our children, family, friends, strangers, nature, etc.? How much of life is passing us by as we worry our day away? I have recently become more aware of my thoughts as I am going through a pretty major transition in my life. I am trying to...
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  People will go to all lengths to lose weight...even crazy ones.  When you're considering a diet this year, take heed to steer far, far away from these odd ones! 1. The Tapeworm Diet Introduced in the early 1900s, dieters started swallowing tapeworms (usually in the form of a beef tapeworm cyst pill) in hopes that the parasite...
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Preston is a professional bodybuilder and a licensed Physical Trainer.  He also coaches people (men and women) on how to live the healthiest life they can with simple changes.  He will be doing a mini series on natural ways to lose weight and feel your best.  We are thrilled to have him write for us on HowDoesShe.    He is getting ready to...
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How many of you eat a few cookies and immediately feel GUILT? What is that about? This summer during our July challenge- I took quiz from one of the nutrition videos that M5 Fitness offers.    It's was a great eye-opener- about my relationship with food. One of the questions was: Q. Can you leave some cookies on the plate because you...
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healthyholidaychallenge
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We are few days into our 60 day Healthy Holiday challenge...and it has been so awesome to see everyone in there working hard and taking a step to become healthier. I am blown away with their effort and it inspires me to keep at it...even despite the flu blug that has plagued our family. I just do whatever I can even if it's just a little bit...
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I have been nervous about sharing these photos all week... but here I go. This is me. This is my body. This is real.  I am so grateful to my body for carrying my two beautiful boys. I know there is a price I pay and it is totally worth it. However, the uncomfortable feeling of the in-between your skinny pants and chubby sweat pants is...
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Pumpkin pies, chocolate fudge, and homemade caramel are beginning to make an apperance in my home... so are my stretchy pants... workout stretchy pants that is!  As we enter this blissful time of the year full of parties, feasts, and homemade baked goods it can be easy to feel guilty about what we eat or worry about gaining an extra 10...
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This summer during our July Challenge I took my online gym with me  through the forest of  Yosemite National Park, to the beaches of Northern California, and then to the quiet lake of McCall, Idaho. Wherever I went- I had access to hundreds of workouts along with daily "high fives" and encouraging comments from my team members. And as a...
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Could you go without shopping for a month?? What about 2 months? I challenge you to a shopping fast. Guess how much time women spend shopping each year? a. 500 hours b. 199 hours c. 600 hours d. 399 hours (answer to come) Let me first explain myself.  About 10 years ago I was noticing I was spending a lot of money on a lot of items I...
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