Fitness

The real reason you’re not exercising, eating well or doing things you say you want to do

Happy New Year (almost)! It’s New Year’s Eve in my little part of the world, and I’m gearing up for – to be honest – a cozy evening at home with a friend to watch the fireworks over the Space Needle from my roof deck, followed by a day spent cooking Hoppin’ John and spicy collard […]

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How to feel confident and in control of your body at any age

My birthday was a few weeks ago. I’m still basking in the glow of soul-nourishing time spent with friends, eating great food, and taking much-needed naps after a particularly busy month. And as I write this, I’m blissed out by one of those glorious Seattle spring days when the sky is big and blue, the […]

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3 lies we tell ourselves about being healthy

Don’t you just love that little voice in your head? The one that tells you “It’s too hard, don’t even try.” “Who are YOU to want to be healthy/ skinny/ successful/ adored/ brilliant/ flexible/ strong?” “You’re totally fine the way you are. Just be happy.” (Well, that one’s kinda true…but I digress.) That voice is full […]

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Product Review: Turn It On Fitness + The Big Book of Pilates

Last week, I gave you the scoop on the psychology of making exercise a habit. Using the power of psychology is a big help, for sure. But I also know that having the right tools makes exercise way more fun…and more likely to stay a habit. Things like functional and attractive workout clothes. (Admit it…you’re […]

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Making exercise a habit: What you should know

I have some bad news. Turns out that doing something for 21 days doesn’t really make it a habit (unless that thing is something simple like drinking a glass of water first thing every morning…which, by the way, I highly recommend). According to research cited in psychology researcher Jeremy Dean’s book, Making Habits, Breaking Habits: […]

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10 minute holiday workout you can do anywhere

Keeping up with exercise during busy travel times, like the holidays, can be a challenge. Add a cramped hotel room or guest room in your family’s home to the picture, and making space for any kind of movement is tough. Here’s a short – and surprisingly effective – workout I’ve been using for years to […]

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Top 5 posts for making self-care a priority (even when you’re busy)

Last week, I shared a few of the excuses I make to avoid the “work” of self-care. (A couple of you chimed in in the comments to share your stories too – thank you!) Which excuse did you relate to? My guess is that “I’m too busy” had you nodding your head, right? :) Okay. […]

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Why get healthy is a bad word

That’s right. I said it. Get healthy is a bad word. (Yes, I know it’s two words. Stretching grammar rules for effect. Just go with it, okay?. ;) Think about it. How many times have you set out to “get healthy”…and ended up feeling worse? Worse about yourself. Worse about your body. Worse about “failing.” […]

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How to indulge in the last days of summer

Is it weird that the end of August still feels like back-to-school to me? (I mean really…does the thrill of buying new pens and notebooks ever wear off? ;) As much as I love summer – especially in the Pacific Northwest – I love fall even more. The exhilarating energy of fall is far more […]

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Top 11 healthy living blog posts (and videos!) for busy people

How is it the end of July already?! I was looking back at blog posts and videos from the last year or so and thought it’d be fun to make a list of the ones you liked the most…based on comments, emails you sent, and my amazing power of intuition. ;) Follow the links below […]

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