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    When Little Changes Become Big Changes

    Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Living Fit

      I love coffee. A lot. I love the smell of it brewing on my stove. I love the taste of it. I love the way it feels like a treat or a reward. I love the ritual of it. I love the community it creates. I love the way it wakes me up. I [...]

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    Trainer Highlight: Mike Gonzalez

    Posted on November 12, 2014 by in Living Fit

    If you’ve been at Boot Camp for a while, you’ve probably had a class with Mike. And if you haven’t yet, you are missing out. Mike is a great trainer, and offers workouts that consistently challenge us. But more than that, he brings great energy to his classes. He’s got a lot of swagger, but [...]

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    Don’t Be Afraid of the Numbers

    Posted on November 5, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Everyone is looking for a quick fix to fitness and weight loss, aren’t they? The magic diet plan, the amazing meal replacement, the perfect workout, the…….sauna exercise suit. We all know the truth, though. There is no magic anything. Real results with weight loss and fitness takes hard work, will power. and dedication. Those words [...]

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    Rethink Your Drink: Liquid Calories

    Posted on October 29, 2014 by in Nutrition Blog

    Studies suggest calorie intake from beverages has more than doubled since the 1960’s, primarily due to a surge in soft drink, sport drink and sweetened tea consumption…There’s increasing evidence that many of us may be drinking our way to weight problems…

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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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