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A Recipe for Life

Happy memorial day, fitness family! Thank you so much to all of you who have served, both directly and through the work and sacrifice of loved ones, to make our country great.  I hope this glorious holiday weekend brings you lots of fun with family and friends.  I wish you a lot of delicious movement, happy food choices, and good ol’ fashioned enjoyment. I know I’ll be enjoying some morning surf here in Venice beach, before the summer crowds descend full-force! Last week, I told you why I like to workout in the morning, and I got a couple different comments by people who were as fascinated by the “insulin resistance” concept as I am.  In case...

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5 Reasons to Exercise This Morning

5 Reasons to Exercise This Morning

Here you are, lying in bed another morning. The alarm has just gone off, and you’re wondering if today is going to be any better than yesterday. I feel you. I’ve had a lot of those mornings. But now I’ve stopped wondering and started taking the day into my own hands. My trick to get the stay started off right? Get out of bed, (I know, it’s not always easy), and get my body moving. My latest article at fitlife.tv will give you 5 big reasons why your workout is an ideal way to start the day. Come on over and have a read! Once you’ve read it I’d love to know: What’s your favorite way to sneak in exercise, when you don’t feel you have all...

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Don’t go it alone…

Don’t go it alone…

You’re watching what you eat.  You’ve sought out some guidance to help you get exercising effectively. You may have even gone so far as to start noticing your thoughts, and choosing to focus on what’s positive and productive.  Hooray! Congratulations, you’re taking control of your health.  That’s awesome, and please let me personally celebrate you.  Now, how are you going to stay on track? You see, I’m a realist, and I know that life happens.  New habits are tested, challenges come up… so how do we keep our health and wellbeing a priority, in those moments when it seems like a big ol’ stinky, nasty chore, just standing...

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Wait for the Water

Wait for the Water

You’ve got to give it a little time. You really do. When beginning any new lifestyle change, there is going to be an adjustment period. It happened to me recently, when I made the radical change of cutting out all high-glycemic-index foods, 6 days a week. This meant avoiding all sugars, starches, and dairy that trigger an insulin response and promote additional fat storage. I had a quick visible change in my body within the first week, and was hearing about my change from people around me. Then about 2 weeks in… Come read the full article in my post at...

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VIDEO: What’s Your Driving Identity?

I’m taking a big step, my friends!   I’m hosting my first online health workshop, expanding in to my next professional chapter, and laying the groundwork to help a lot more people with their wellness and vitality.  And it’s all because I was willing to step into a bigger identity.   Check out this week’s video to see how the way we identify shapes our lives, and what it can mean for you in your own self care.     Will you be joining me for the fundraiser workshop that’s coming out of all this!  It’s only 6 days from...

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A FIRST! VitalitySHIFT Workshop

Holy cow, I’m leaping out of my comfort zone!   After years of in-person work, I’m taking a risk, and hosting my first live, simulcast over the internet, health workshop, in just a few weeks!  I’d love so much to have you there, and to shift your physical health and energy up to the next level with us!.  Here’s the details: To register: Click the button below, and you’ll be taken to our SpiritWalk fundraising page. Select “Other” for donation amount, and click “DONATE”. Then enter ($20) to watch the workshop online, or ($30) to attend in person. We’ll email you before the workshop to hook you up with...

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