The Way You Think About Yourself

The words you say to yourself are important indicators of the way you think about yourself.  These words reflect what you believe and what you think you can accomplish in life. Do you keep track of the words you say to yourself?  As an example, what words do you say when you have had a […]

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Women and Nutrition

As you are well aware, women and men have many fitness differences and nutrition is no exception. Women have some special nutritional needs.  I have heard many philosophies on women’s diets.  I am not an expert in any of them.  I just know what I do to maintain my weight.  Here are some tips that […]

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Hungry Between Meals

I have food cravings and am hungry between meals some days.  Sometimes dealing with my hunger is hard and sometimes it is easy to handle.  I try to make healthy food choices and probably do it about 80% of the time.  Here are a few strategies that I use to deal with my hunger between […]

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People At The Gym

I go to the gym about 3 times a week to do my strength training. I like to watch the other people while I am there and I put them into different groups.  It is very entertaining!  Here are some of my groups.  What groups would you add? Equipment Lovers They love the equipment at […]

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“There is an Old Lady at the Door”

“There is an old lady at the door” is what I heard first thing this morning.  I was at one of the high schools I consult with and a freshman boy was looking out the locked classroom door to see who was knocking. After he let me him, I hugged him, we laughed and then […]

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What Type of Boat are You?

What type of boat are you? I know that is a funny question to ask.  I have been a boater for several years and started to think how boats represent different types of people.  These boats have similarities in that they can carry people and cargo and can be used for work or pleasure.  They […]

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Failures Lead to Success

Do you believe that your failures and your successes go hand-in-hand? Do you believe that failure helps you to learn and improve? Failures are not final and they do not reflect your true worth. Failures help with Success I listen to several podcasts and hear a reoccurring theme. What I consistently hear is that people’s […]

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“Anything Worth Having Is Worth Working For”

Recently I was re-reading Home Town Tales by Philip Gulley.  The book published in 1998, contains short “feel good” stories told by a Quaker minister.  Every few years I get one of his storytelling books from my office library (I have 2 of them) and read a few stories as part of my sleep routine. […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

We like our familiar routines and habits. Doing things that are familiar gives us comfort.  Think of your morning routine. Do you do about the same thing every morning?  I sure do and I find my routine comforting. There is nothing wrong with being comfortable.  It gives you a sense of security and stability. The […]

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Patience with Myself

I like to think of myself as a patient person. I am patient with others and like coaching and helping others on their journey.  I have learned recently that it is hard for me to be patient with myself! I was sick for a week and I had a temperature (101-102) every evening.  I took […]

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