Have you ever found yourself picking yourself apart in the mirror? From your butt, your stomach, your arms, your legs, your teeth, your laugh lines, your hair … shall I go on? Do you even do this daily? What’s sad, but true, is that most of us don’t consciously even realize the frequency of these negative messages we send ourselves daily. Most of us are so used to them, that we don’t even realize they’re subliminally messing with us our confidence. In short, we women see images that – despite recognizing them as unrealistic, unattainable, and often not even real – we often times aspire to meet them and then suffer when we fail to do so. Between our personal past and the pressure from the unrealistic media images we see constantly this can lead to a poor…

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You got 5 minutes?  Here are 5 moves, 1 minute each, that help spice up your current workout regimen by sprinkling it in OR by repeating each set 3-4x to make it a full 15-20 minute workout! Oh — and no equipment needed so you CAN do this during on your next vacation and/or during the holidays! [yeah I said that ;-)] Watch the video and/or see my notes below. Enjoy! 1) Knee to Nose – start in plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders and bring your right knee in while you bring your nose toward it. Repeat left to complete 1 rep. 2) Mountain Climbers – right from plank position from move #1 run the knees into the chest while keeping the butt down and abs in…

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This past weekend I had such an AMAZING TIME! I completed an 8-mile run with over 20 obstacles at the Super Spartan Race in Miami. Yes this is one of those mud runs that are becoming very popular … but I have to say that this one is FUN and TOUGH. My first introduction to the mud races was about 5 years ago with Muddy Buddy. You go with a buddy, helmets, a mountain bike and a costume. Well, the costume is optional, but you should have seen all the getups, from Barbie in a box to superman. It was about 6 miles, switching with your partner from running and biking at each obstacle and you finish off at the pit of mud. I LOVED it. This was around the…

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