body transformation

The Way We Eat

Well, it’s been more than a month since those New Year’s resolutions.  How’s it been going?  If you’re like most people, not so well.  My own life has been hectic with our move from the big city to a rural community.  Bernadette and the kids are making a longer commute and I’m left alone most…

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Lose the last 10 pounds

Or… “Honey, who shrunk my pants?” All of a sudden, my pants weren’t fitting so well.  I normally resist doing it for a number of reasons but I stepped on the scale. I was 12 lbs. heavier than the last time I had stepped on the scale a few months ago! I’ll admit it –…

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Sure you’re sexy but how’s your insulin sensitivity?

Big Steve Big Steve had huge arms – about 20 inches at the biceps. He had always been well proportioned and muscular but there was that one-year when his body seemed to explode.  This was the early-80’s.  Those of us at the gym knew that he had to have had some chemical assistance.  It didn’t…

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Want To Lose Weight? Surround The Dragon.

So you want to lose weight? You’ve probably never heard of “Surrounding The Dragon.” On a beautiful late spring afternoon, fifteen years ago, two young women graduated from the same college. They were a lot alike, these two women. In addition to having been better than average students, both were athletic, personable, and filled with…

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Workouts For Women

I was recently asked why I don’t believe in stretching. In my mind I said, “Huh?” The photo would have been a better answer. I responded that I “kind of” believe in stretching. “Kind of,” because I think of what we do as more “flexibility training” than stretching. Every now and then a new person…

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Toned Arms and Flat Abs? Overrated

“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” ― Carl R. Rogers Don’t talk to Sheila…

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