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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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    Are You Glad to be Alive?

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by in Living Fit

    Do you remember the thrill of reaching double digits? I still remember my 10th birthday. I felt so old. 13 was a big one too. 16 and 18 felt like milestones. And when I turned 20, I couldn’t believe I had reached an age I once thought was really “up there”. My husband turned 30 [...]

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    Rewriting My Fitness Story

    Posted on August 13, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I grew up in an athletic family.
    Well, I grew up with an athletic dad and brother.
    Sports, playing them, watching them, reading about them, and talking about them, were a constant part of our life.

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    Perspective Is Everything

    Posted on July 30, 2014 by in Living Fit

    I missed a week and a half of Boot Camp this month. In fact, I really missed a week and a half of almost any exercise. I don’t like it when that happens. But the odds seemed stacked against me…

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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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