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Stop Stress Eating and Start Losing Weight

We’ve all been there… kids screaming, deadlines looming at work, angry significant other, endless to-do list, destroyed house, and you feel completely overwhelmed, hopeless, and anxious. Then, before you know it, you’ve eaten half a bag of chips, a box of cookies, a tub of ice cream, and whatever else happens to be around. You’re […]

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Essential Weight Loss TIps

When You’re Really Ready to Lose Weight: 7 Tips to Drop Pounds

Let’s be honest. January in the midwest is not the most amazing time. It’s dark. Cold. We all have holiday hangovers from too much everything. But here’s the thing — it’s actually a really, really good time to make changes.  Right now is a great time to take a step back. Grab a big ol’ […]

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Why I Don't Work Out

Why I Don’t Work Out

There are these images that flash through my mind (and on a Google image search for “workout”): And then there is this reality that exists in my midsection: I tried this “working out” thing, dear sister. I truly did. I woke up for six months straight at the unholy hour of 5:45 a.m. in order […]

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Core Stability Exercises for Moms

Whether you hit up the gym on a regular basis or not, it’s safe to say that being a parent requires you to be in shape – a try-to-close-the-trunk-and-carry-a-child-on-one-hip-with-grocery-bags-in-the-opposite-hand-while-wearing-a-diaper-bag type of shape. Even if you are not interested in entering the next big fitness competition and could care less about a six pack, increasing core […]

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