Category Archives: Mental health

Exercise During Pregnancy – Healthy for Mom & Baby


Pregnancy is such an exciting time for new moms-to-be! As your body goes through endless changes throughout the 9 months of pregnancy and into the postpartum stage, it can also be a very confusing time for many women. One major … Continue reading

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When Life Hands You Lemons…


…you all know how the rest goes…blah blah blah! The problem with this quote is that it doesn’t address the difficulty in accepting these lemons in the first place. I have been very active my entire life. If I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – A Virgin Backpacker’s View


Many of you know that I recently went on a backpacking trip in Yosemite National Park with a good friend of mine. This had been on her bucket list for years and I was the lucky girl that was able … Continue reading

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My Girlfriend Cup (40th Edition)


Ok ladies…now that I am 40 (which is just a number) I have the ever growing feeling to make sure that my relationships with my girl friends are as strong as ever! All my life I have been surrounded by … Continue reading

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Workout Friend or Workout Snob


I see it all of the time…friends running together. I love the support system it provides to people. In fact, I suggest it often to clients for a sense of accountability. The other day I started thinking about my workouts…. … Continue reading

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Losing Motivation? Trying to fight the Winter Blahs!


I know that January & February are historically the months when the gym is the most crowded, everyone is extremely motivated & New Years Resolutions are flying high! I find myself in a different place… Winter and its weather has … Continue reading

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My New Years Anti-Resolution for 2014


Don’t EVER be satisfied! Satisfaction will take the joy out of your success! Be better, improve & try harder! As I thought about those words, I felt power and excitement about what 2014 holds for me! I have always been … Continue reading

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