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Lessons Learned
While on social media the other day, a post from a celebrity trainer caught my attention, made me think, and re-evaluate how we should look at our journeys. It said “someone could take the same cards you’ve been dealt, and win with it.” Let that sink in. Someone, with the same schedule, obstacles, problems, history,...
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A few weeks ago, I married the love of my life! My husband Sean truly has a heart for God, and a sense of humor that keeps me in stitches.  On top of that, he’s a gym nut and whole heartedly supports my health and fitness journey.  He respects what it took for me to...
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My Dad was the kind of man everyone wanted to be around, all the time.  He left a smile and a whole lot of love with each and every person he crossed paths with in his life.  His laugh was huge.  His heart was even bigger.  He wanted to help any and everyone he could.  I’d...
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When we think about starting a weight loss journey, we immediately think about diet plans, and hours at the gym.  All the sacrifices to get in shape. But when I started my 100-pound weight loss journey years ago, God showed me there was something else just as important as changing my eating and exercise habits. Forgiveness. You...
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It’s a bad habit most of us have, especially when it comes to our bodies. We look in the mirror and immediately focus on what we don’t like about ourselves. This is too big or that’s too small, or too this or too that. We get down on ourselves, and the negative tailspin for the...
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It was a joyful inconvenience. Every morning as I got ready for work, I would throw on dress after dress.  It seemed many of them got bigger and bigger as the weeks went by and the pounds slowly melted away.  It turned into a time consuming guessing game.  I honestly got a kick out of it.  My progress...
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Many people ask me what’s my secret to losing 100 pounds over the last few years. Is there a special diet? Workout regiment? Here’s the real deal: there is one very special key. Got your pens ready? It’s love. I know you were expecting a certain type of workout, or a specific number of calories...
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Along any weight loss journey, plateaus are inevitable.  No matter how many calories you count or miles you run, there will come a point when the scale will not budge.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doing anything wrong.  Our bodies get used to the good habits. Believing that is MUCH easier said than done when...
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Finding the motivation and desire to workout can seem difficult at times.  The excuses to skip a visit to the gym or walk around the neighborhood are always within reach. I don’t have time.  I’m too tired. I’ll do it tomorrow.   In the moment, we convince ourselves that these are valid excuses.  However we...
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In the picture on the left, I had just completed my very first Crescent City Classic 10K in New Orleans.  At nearly 260 pounds in 2010, walking the 6.2 mile route through my hometown was painful.  The pressure on my back from the weight felt like it was crushing me at every turn. You wouldn’t...
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