I Wrote Down 15 Things I Love About My Body. Your Turn!

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When I was younger, with the flat-as-a-pancake stomach of youth, I was critical of my perceived bodily flaws. It seems foolish now, because as I've gotten older and so much wiser, I've come to feel comfortable in my own skin and accepting of my body --- appreciating it so much more for what it can …
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How Pregnancy Helped Me Make an Instant Resolution

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It’s that time of year again, when everyone has New Year's resolutions on their minds. We see numerous reminders at our local gyms, on the news, in magazines and circulating on Pinterest. My resolution for the new year came to me at my 20-week ultrasound, when my husband and I learned that we were …
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Fit4Life: A Butt-Kicking Workout

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Staying active on the road can be tough. When I travel, I always make sure to plan my activities before I go. I research and sign up for any necessary classes. I need a plan. For me, I’ve learned, it’s easier to have one upon going than to make plans while I’m there. My college roommate made the …
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Make the Body/Mind/Mouth Connection

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Having worked in the weight-loss and maintenance industry, I have a deep interest in learning the different methods and avenues taken in this field. When Margaret Marshall's book Body, Mind and Mouth: Life's Eating Connection floated across our laps, I was extremely taken by the title and ready to …
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Changing the Things I Cannot Accept

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I accept the things I cannot change … I accept the things I cannot change… Nope, it isn’t working. I do not accept the things I cannot change, although I do wish to change the things I cannot accept. Sound familiar? It is no secret that we are our harshest critic, and chances are, we are our own …
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How to Love Your Flaws, No Matter What They Are!

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We've got so much love for unconditional self-love around here. And as a mom, it's an important trait to have and to model for our little ones. With that said though, we'd be lying if we said we wouldn't change anything about ourselves if given the chance. (Pretty sure if you polled new moms, they'd …
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Finding Happiness In The Weight-Loss Struggle

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Weight-loss is not easy, and neither is maintenance. There comes a point when you take a step back and wonder, is it going to be like this forever? Will I spend the rest of my life monitoring every bite I take and over thinking every workout I do? When will I find that balance? I was at Fusion …
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