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Battling Anxiety

Battling Anxiety

About five years ago, I took Yaz birth control for about five months. It caused several health issues, including debilitating anxiety. I still get lots of comments on the blog posts that I wrote about how I dealt with my “Yaz withdrawal.” The majority of the questions I get are about anxiety. This blog post started out as an email response to two readers who were asking those questions. My anxiety was how I really measured whether I … Read entire article »

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January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 4 #xtrainJan16

Well, I have to say that week 4 of this project has definitely been the toughest. Frankly, I’m running out of new workouts to do. Not that there aren’t tons of things I haven’t tried, but accessing and scheduling these things is definitely a science. Two weekends in row of travel didn’t help either. But alas, we have made it to the end. I think I have taken more selfies this month than the cumulative … Read entire article »

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January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 3 #xtrainJan16

All but one of this week’s workouts were things I had never done before.  Lots of punching and kicking this week! Here’s how it went: Friday, Jan 15 – Bob Harper’s Pure Burn Super Strength (Inside Out Method) What can you expect from a workout that has lots of fitness buzzwords in its title? Lots of fitness, that’s what. The total run time of this workout is 1:09, but that includes a nice warm up and cool … Read entire article »

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January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 2 #xtrainJan16

I’m kicking off the new year with a month of cross training – a different workout every day!  You can see Week One’s workouts here.  Here’s what I’ve been up to this week: Friday, Jan 8 – PiYo My mom and I traveled to Galena, IL on this day. We got stuck in Chicago and ended up driving across the state, which made our travel time a lot longer than planned.  Luckily, my mom is a total … Read entire article »

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January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

January Cross Training: Week 1 #xtrainJan16

My whirlwind life wound down a bit in December, so I took the lull as an opportunity to get back in the fitness habit.  But, I’m a runner, and I’m allergic to the cold, so winter is hard on me. I decided to do a different workout each day in January to keep things interesting. I posted on Facebook as asked folks to tell me their favorite workout. I got a huge response with lots … Read entire article »

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8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

8 Apps to Make Your 2016 Goals a Success

Happy New Year!  I have a little confession – I like the New Year holiday way more than Christmas.  It’s a great time for assessment, refocusing, and setting goals across the channels of your life.  I love assessment and goals.  Sometimes I struggle with focus though.  Thankfully, my ever present smartphone keeps me in line.  Here are the 8 apps I’m currently using to keep my 2016 goals and resolutions in check: HabitBull This is a new … Read entire article »

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