How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

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‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start […]

Ask Well: How Often to Exercise

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Q: Does it really matter if I work out three days in a row, rather than spreading my exercise through the week? A: It probably does matter. As Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., points out, exercise has long-lasting, cumulative effects on your health and fitness, but it also […]

Be Inspired

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You are overcome with laziness and procrastination, feeling unmotivated, stuck, can’t get started. You are not alone. This is a commonality in the human condition, and the solution is elusive, never standing still and not wanting to be easily caught. You are not alone, but in this union with your brothers and sisters, there is […]

Getting Re-Motivated

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Well, after my yoga buddy moved in March and my yoga package ended, I just kind of stopped going. I also pretty much stopped working out on a regular basis. It is now June. How time flies. Weeks become months and I get very used to sitting around watching TV instead of working out. Or […]

Celebrate Your Strength Re-Cap

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Thank you for joining us in April for “Celebrate Your Strength”! We hope you enjoyed our 30 days of inspiration and hope for an extraordinary future – one filled with love, joy, contentment and good health. For your convenience and continued enjoyment we have re-capped the daily posts into one, so you can look back to the […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Beating The Dreaded “Unmotivation”

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Oh motivation, how easy you are to lose. That’s what I’ve been thinking about this past weekend. After enjoying some time off in Florida, the motivation to work out that I had finally obtained is quickly leaving once again. I had my workout clothes and running shoes in my bags, packed and ready to go, […]

Best Ways to Stop Food Cravings Once and For All

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Strengthen your will power, but how? One reason most diets fail is that long-term goals can be overwhelmingly difficult: When the plan is to watch what you eat for the next six months, drinking one caramel latte with whipped cream seems like a minor slip. To avoid that kind of thinking, commit to eating well […]

How Do I Choose A Better Health App?

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From helping you wake up rested to getting couch potatoes ready for a 5K, there really is an app for everything. But when it comes to health apps, many don’t get the job done. That’s true of apps for smartphones, iPads, computers and even TVs. “Many companies are in such a hurry to sell their […]

A Motivational Poem – Myself

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I have to live with myself and so  I want to be fit for myself to know. I want to be able as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye; I don’t want to stand with the setting sun and hate myself for the things I have done. I don’t want […]

On Again Off Again Exerciser

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Hi Allison I am one of those woman who is constantly on and off the fitness wagon, treadmill, elliptical machine, spinning class, yoga class, workout dvd, personal training and diet.  You name it and I’m done with it as fast as I start it.  I conjure up excuses to avoid exercise that even surprise me. […]