Category Archive: Mental Health

Is Social Media Bad For Your Health?

Reality Check Here I am standing in the gap between where I really am and where I want to be. That is the reality. I can post my best photos and my best moments, but those are just highlights in between the average, mundane reality. Sure, I am constantly working on my health, my nutrition, …

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Strong Body Starts with a Strong Mind

I believe the person we listen to most is our own self. It really doesn’t matter what people tell us if we don’t believe it. Someone may tell us we are pretty or awesome but if we don’t feel pretty or awesome, that compliment goes out the window in a flash. How we speak to …

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Monday Motivation: Do It Anyway

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“if If I only did things when i felt like it, I wouldn’t do many things that benefited me”. – Pastor Ron, WaterStone Church If you want to succeed with fitness, in relationships, at work and in life, there is one thing you will have to learn to do: Don’t live a life led by emotions. …

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Top 10 Essential Oils for Healthy Living

It is not only proven that fragrance can change or evoke a mood, but many fragrant essential oils can also be good for you. Last week Steve and I got a cold. It started with a sore throat, congestion and runny nose. Now it’s in the lungs and we have that frustrating cough that just won’t …

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Fantasize About Food Much? It May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Fantasy: The faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable. Imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained.. The forming of mental images, especially wondrous or strange fancies, an idea about doing something that is far removed from normal reality.  In a dieter’s world, food fantasies may be a common reoccurrence. People almost …

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Marriage with More Muscle

Many of you have seen changes in our marriage. Since I started sharing bits and pieces of our testimony on my social media, in hopes of encouraging others, I’ve had countless emails requesting help, asking us how “we did it” and wanting direction or prayers. Before I give you the whole story, I want to share WHY we …

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Is Your Head Ready for Weight Loss Success?

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Even though weight loss is primarily a result of reducing calories and increasing activity, there is one part of your body you must get in shape first before you even begin your weight loss journey. Your mental health affects everything you do, including tackling fitness goals. If you think about it, success always starts in …

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Body Dysmorphia: Facing the Facts

Do you have a unhealthy body image? The world puts unnecessary pressure on looks – especially for fitness enthusiasts across the globe. Whether you are an athlete, dancer, fitness competitor, fitness professional, aerobics instructor, crossfit gamer, gym member or life-long dieter, you may not see yourself as others see you. You may look in the …

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Fitness: Beyond Your Gym Attendance

Have you heard that saying, “you can stand in the garage, but that doesn’t make you a car? Well the same applies to fitness. Going to the gym doesn’t make you fit. Even doing an occasional intense workout doesn’t necessarily get you fit either.  Your body needs a lot more than just regular gym attendance …

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15 Ways Fido Keeps You Fit

Some of you may have noticed I have a new addition to the family. (I almost feel sorry for my Facebook and Instagram friends who have to endure the million pics I’ve been posting! Sorry guys!) However, if you were one of the lucky ones who’s newsfeed hasn’t been filled up with all my pictures, …

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