Habits make life easy

Most of our behaviors are habit driven. The way we walk, the way we brush our teeth, the way we deal with stress, how much we chew our food, etc… It’s fascinating if you really think about it. It’s also important. Our brains love patterns. Habits free up our brains for other tasks. If we…

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Longing for yesterday?

Do you ever wish things could be the way they were? Was there a time in your life or a person in your life that made you super happy? Sometimes, even though circumstances have changed, we wish things could be the way they used to be. We know there’s no going back but still, we…

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3 reasons to stop wishing for a high metabolism

So many people wish they could eat as much as they want, whenever they want, without gaining any weight. They’re jealous of people who eat a lot without any apparent penalty. Well, be careful what you wish for. Here are three reasons to stop wishing for a high metabolism: 1. Think of your digestive system…

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Fluffy Floaters or Stinky Sinkers

When it comes to your digestive system, the quality of what goes in determines the quality of what comes out. The toilet gives you feedback everytime you feel the urge. If you have magazines in the bathroom to keep you company while trying to eliminate waste products from your system, your diet needs an adjustment.…

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Expect the Unexpected

My parents raised me a set of rules that I’ve passed on to my children. They’re the rules of success, namely, treat everyone with respect, do your best, and do the right thing just because it’s the right thing to do. My kids repeat them every night as part of their bedtime routine and we’ve…

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Why not choose to live in a fit body?

When you choose to take great care of yourself, when you choose to live in a fit body, everything else in life is easier. The February Challenge is 28 days of challenging the status quo. It’s 28 days of challenging your habits. Just a week into the Challenge and I can feel a difference. Sometimes…

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How many calories do you burn?

On the average day, how many calories do you burn? How many calories do you burn, just getting through your day without any “extra” exercise? Do you know the answer or are you guessing? Very few of us can throw out an accurate number. There are plenty of formulas that will give you an idea,…

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February Challenge

Thirteen years ago I got together with some friends on February 1st, vowing to undo the effects of a glutinous holiday season. We challenged each other to four weeks, just 28 days of discipline. I don’t remember the original rules but I remember that it worked. It motivated us. We supported each other, losing weight…

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“Timer Time” continued

I de-cluttered and organized my house during the first two weeks of January. In the process I got rid of a lot of “stuff” including piles of paper. It felt great. But I’ve been in this position before and my old habits seem to creep back in, destroying all the hard work. I resolved to…

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