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  • How to Stay on Track: Tips & Tricks

    Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Training Tips

    “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”. ~Zig Ziglar Motivation by nature doesn’t last. When you are not feeling motivated, know that it’s ok. It’s actually natural to have your motivation wane. Having a drop in motivation is not a sign failure! Sometimes a [...]

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    How to Beat Workout Burnout

    Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I have spent most of the last 2 years working out 5 or 6 times a week with Long Beach Boot Camp. There have been a few weeks each year when I have missed Boot Camp classes due to my husband traveling, an injury, or illness. But those are few and far between. I’ve become [...]

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    Marathon Day

    Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I ran the 1/2 marathon! And so did many of you, my fellow Boot Campers! I’m so proud of us. It was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. Crossing that finish line, arms raised, tears, yes tears, running down my cheeks, I felt like I had just conquered the world. It was [...]

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  • Diet Trends: What Works, What Doesn’t

    Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Nutrition Blog

    Gluten-free has been the buzz lately (at least one of them) on dieting.  And yes, sometimes it is a way to get positive nutritional results, but does it work for everyone? How many of you jumped on the bandwagon and why? If so, did it work for you? Maybe you noticed changes in your weight, energy, pockets? Last [...]

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  • SOY SOY SOY….it’s everywhere!

    Posted on October 15, 2014 by in Nutrition Blog

    What is SOY? Soy beans, soy milk, tofu, soy sauce?? Soy products seem to be everywhere! And a common belief seems to be that soy is always a great alternative to milk/dairy when you’re trying to make healthier choices in your life. Let’s talk about how much of that is true, and revisit some of [...]

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    It’s Almost Time

    Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Living Fit

    It’s almost race day! In a few days I’ll be running my first half marathon. It’s something I never thought I’d do, but secretly wished I could. And then, when I began to training, ran my first 10K, and injured myself, I decided I never would run that half marathon. i decided I wasn’t a [...]

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    Get Your Workouts in on the Weekend with a Hike

    Posted on October 1, 2014 by in Living Fit

    So the October Challenge starts today! 30 work outs in 30 days! I know you are all planning to make it to class 6 days a week, right? There are so many class options that you can always find a place and a time to work out. But what about Sunday? Or what will you [...]

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    Boot Camper Highlight: The J Team

    Posted on September 17, 2014 by in Living Fit

    What gets you to Boot Camp when you’d rather sleep in? What makes you push yourself, up your weights, or run just a little faster up that hill? What keeps you coming back when you are sore, or feeling like you can’t do one more burpee? What inspires you to try something you never have [...]

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    Exercise, Mental Health, and My 2 Year Boot Campaversary

    Posted on September 3, 2014 by in Living Fit

    2 years ago I signed up for a month of boot camp classes. It still amazes me that such a small thing could have created such enormous changes in my life. When I stop to think about who I was then and who I am now, I can hardly stop the tears from rolling down [...]

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    Living Fit Recipes: Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille

    Posted on August 28, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I went for my first 8 mile run this weekend. It was a run-walk, to get me back in shape after my foot injury. It felt so great, and we made good time. Until the very end of the run, when I suddenly felt sharp pain in my knee, which made it difficult to walk, [...]

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