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  • The new studio transformed me.

    It’s been a long summer. Six months ago I signed my name on a lease and applied for a building license and was served a heaping dose of reality. It turns out I couldn’t just move some equipment in and open a training studio. There were all sorts of hoops and catch-22’s and obstacles. You know, just like life. We think we’re just gonna lose 10 pounds or just gonna do this or that - and life’s like LMFAO 🤟🏼 Journeys don’t turn out just because you plan them.
    Instead, you get presented with opportunity after opportunity to become more resilient instead of bitter, communal instead of isolated, stronger instead of scared. We’re finally open in ....

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  • Personal Training  in Campbell - 5:17 Total Body Transformations - Recipe of the Week: Boo-nana Pops

    Recipe of the Week: Boo-nana Pops

    When we were kids, all we could think about were the giant sacks of candy we'd be lugging home October 31st- and chances are your kids are too! If you're looking for a way to curb some of that candy collecting, use this as a festive craft with the kids. There's so many different ways to decorate these, so get creative. Try coloring the yogurt to broaden your decorating horizons and, most importantly, have fun!
    Servings: 14 petrifying pops Recipe Courtesy of: WellPlated.com
    What you'll need...

    FOR THE BANANA POPSICLES

    4 large fresh bananas (not overly ripe, or the bananas may be too soft)
    1 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt
    2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    Mini semi-sweet ....

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  • Your Mask

    Your mask. It’s that time of year when we hide in costumes, masks and make-up, all in the name of good fun and festivity. But the reality is that we do this daily, in our real lives. Many of you are hiding. We avoid parties, eye contact and certain types of clothing. We punish ourselves, and further erode our confidence. There’s another diet, another routine, another go – but we keep shrinking back, constantly in a pursuit to take up less space. To be honest, a small piece of me dies each time I see a woman stand in a room with her arms folded across her belly, shoulders slumped and eyes diverted. Maybe you’ve been that woman. Maybe ....

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  • Time for something new...

    They say the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over while expecting different results. I notice this in my daily life - the way I approach difficulties, the way I think about myself and my circumstances, the way I interact with my kids, the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get stuck in repetitive patterns. But “easy” rarely gets us what we want. Yet, change is even more difficult!
    Something that’s been working great for me lately (and I know will for a long time) is to ask myself, “Is this working for me?”
    As time goes by, I get tired of answering “no,” because I realize I’m stuck in a pattern ....

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  • Personal Training  in Campbell - 5:17 Total Body Transformations - Recipe of the Week: Beef Ragu & Zoodles

    Recipe of the Week: Beef Ragu & Zoodles

    Rather than cracking open a jar of pre-made pasta sauce and angel hair pasta, you should definitely try out this weeks recipe! This pasta recipe is made with simple, whole ingredients. Even better, the zucchini noodles (aka "zoodles") are a great way to get in some extra veggies while still enjoying a hearty pasta dinner! Courtesy of: RealHealthyRecipes.com Servings: 6 What you'll need...

    2 pounds lean flank steak, minced
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    (8 oz) can tomato sauce
    1 tablespoon chili sauce
    1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
    ½ teaspoon sea salt
    4 medium zucchini
    ¼ cup fresh parsley Instructions:

    In a large skillet, brown the steak over medium-high heat. ....

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  • The frustrating thing about your weight...

    The frustrating thing about your weight...is that you cannot control it.
 Do you disagree? Go stand on a scale and decide to lose 5 pounds.
 How'd that work out for you? Did the number drop on command, or did it not budge?

 Of course it didn't budge. And yet you spend your precious time obsessing about your weight as if you could magically control it. You’re worth so much more!
 The good news is that you do have complete control over a couple of important things that influence your weight.
 
These are your choices about diet and exercise.
 Think about this…your current weight is the sum result of your choices in eating ....

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  • What does waitressing have to do with time management?

    Do you feel like you have no time to do the things you want? I sometimes find myself in that space. There’s no shortage of things vying for my attention (if you’ve been following me on social media you know the new studio is mostly to blame!) What I’ve found is time is kind of like water - and priorities (hear: values) are the glasses keeping it from spilling all over the place.
    The notion of having it all just doesn’t exist - mostly, because it lacks a definition. What you can have, however, is what matters to YOU, and that comes withbalance. Balance doesn’t mean juggling balls and hoping everything stays in the air. It’s about ....

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  • Personal Training  in Campbell - 5:17 Total Body Transformations - Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Baked Apples

    Recipe of the Week: Stuffed Baked Apples

    Instead of having a regular old apple pie from the store, try this healthier alternative! These little desserts are the best parts of an apple pie, without all that dry pie crust. You are literally eating a large serving of apple pie filling- could it get any better??? Here's the answer: It can! A serving of this recipe (one apple) is almost half the sugar of an average slice of apple pie and doesn't include preservatives found in most pre-packaged apple pies. Courtesy of: Veganosity.com Servings: 8 What you'll need...

    8 medium to large apples
    1 cup ( 81 g) rolled oats
    1 cup ( 117 g) chopped walnuts
    ½ cup ( 76 g) dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins
    2 ....

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  • 5 Ways to Overcome Barriers to Your Best Body

    There are many complex reasons that make fat loss and healthy changes a challenge… reasons that go deeper than simply calories-in versus calories-out. I’m talking about the life issues that get in the way of your success. Here are 5 things that block fitness results along with the solutions to unlock your best body. 1. You are crazy busy.

    Let’s face it, you work too much, commit yourself to too much and don’t even get enough sleep most of the time. The fast-paced way we live leaves us exhausted, stressed and hungry for comfort food. We even begin to feel too busy to take care of your health. It’s time ....

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  • Keep it tight

    “Seek not for events to happen as you wish, but wish for events to happen as they do, and your life will go smoothly and serenely.” I came across this quote from the philosopher Epictetus this weekend, and it challenged me to evaluate my perspective and the control I so often try to exude over my life. So much of my energy is wasted trying to curate the events of my life and the life of my family in an effort to create happiness, but the irony is that the more control I try to control my circumstances, the more unhappy I become.
    The reality is that the more we seek for events to happen as we wish, the more disappointed and discontent we become with our lives. It’s ....

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