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    Sometimes It Takes a Village

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by in Living Fit

    “You have to want it, you have to plan for it, you have to fit it into a busy day. You have to be mentally tough, you have to use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape. The hard part is getting your mind in shape.” Amby Burgoot I ran a [...]

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    Being Better Than You Used To Be

    Posted on July 2, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Not too long ago I was out  running errands wearing one of my Long Beach Boot Camp tanks. I had gone to the 5:30 am class and was still wearing the outfit I had worked out in hours before. This is pretty typical for me, as I jump right into my day as soon as [...]

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    But I’m Not a Runner–Part 2

    Posted on June 25, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Not too long ago I wrote about the start of my journey as a runner. (you can find it here) I came from a place of always wanting to be a runner, but never having any success with it. In fact, I despised running. But after attending Boot Camp, I began to find my running [...]

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    Why I’m Glad to have an Able Body

    Posted on June 18, 2014 by in Living Fit

    One of the early Boot Camp classes I attended was at Rec Park, where we worked out on the stage and amongst the benches facing the stage. Everything was still new to me, so I didn’t question any of the exercises Shannon instructed us to do. Still, I did wonder just a little bit when [...]

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    The Power of Being Part of a Team

    Posted on June 4, 2014 by in Living Fit

    There is a lot of buzz around Boot Camp right now. The Life Body Core Challenge started this weekend. We began with a group workout–the 100s. As soon as I walked onto the quad at Wilson, I felt the energy in the air. It was palpable. Everyone was excited to get started: with the workout, [...]

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    Quinoa Breakfast Bowls With Coconut and Lime

    Posted on May 28, 2014 by in Living Fit

    So are you joining the Challenge? I’m talking about the Life Body Core Challenge–are you in? If you are, this recipe is for you. And even if you aren’t, this recipe is for you too. Because whether we are doing the Challenge or not, we all need better nutrition. I’m am excited to start the [...]

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    How Am I Going to Grow?

    Posted on May 21, 2014 by in Living Fit

    When I began Boot Camp, everything was new. My muscles were always sore. Every workout had some exercise I’d never tried before. Each class pushed me to my limit. And there was no shortage of inspiration or challenges. But as I near my 2 year anniversary as a Boot Camper, I’m asking myself some questions [...]

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    Facing My Fears

    Posted on May 14, 2014 by in Living Fit

    After years of despising running (see the last entry), I had finally started to like it. Sometimes I even loved it. Usually I loved it when it was all over and I was so proud of myself for doing the thing I never thought I could. But as time went on, there were more and [...]

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    But I’m Not a Runner

    Posted on May 7, 2014 by in Living Fit

    There are people who love running. Maybe you are one of them. These people willingly lace up their shoes and run for miles–and they say it feels amazing. They run in clubs, or alone, early in the morning, late at night, for exercise, for therapy….for fun! I just never understood those people. I wanted to [...]

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    Posted on April 30, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Since we’re talking about nutrition, it’s about time I share a recipe with you. I tried this recipe a few months ago while I was doing The Whole Life Challenge with Shannon and quite a few other Boot Campers…

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