Category: Balanced Lifestyle

New Years resolutions that have nothing to do with losing weight.

Goals that Have Nothing To do with Losing Weight

Resolutions The end of the year means that many people are reflecting on the past year and planning goals for the new year. I have actually never been a resolution type of girl. Most of the time if I want to do something, I try to start getting it done rather than wait for a […]

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Eat and Savor the Desserts you Love

If I Don’t Want It, I Don’t Eat It It was my grandma’s ninetieth birthday party on Sunday afternoon. I knew there was going to be cake from Sam’s. I am kind of a dessert snob I guess. I really like wedding cake and good buttercream frosting, but if it is from most grocery stores, […]

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Get Your Rear In Gear

Free Time I am a first grade teacher, and school ended for me on Friday. I always am excited to be done, but I also get a little anxious and lost feeling. “What am I supposed to be doing?” Yesterday, I felt like I had way too much free time in the afternoon. When I […]

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The Anti-Diet Movement is Stronger Than You May Think

Misunderstood and Alone Yesterday was a rough long day. I arrived at yoga training in the evening pretty much trying hold back tears. I was tired mentally and physically. One of my students had a rough day, and I let it really effect me even though I know I shouldn’t. I was feeling overwhelmed with […]

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Are You Truly Practicing Yoga If You Eat Meat?

  Ahimsa or Nonviolence I read online that some say you are not truly practicing yoga if you eat meat. The practice of ahimsa, or nonviolence, can imply not eating animals because it is violent to take the life of another being. Just Starting Training I want to say that I am just starting yoga […]

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Twelve Tips To Overcome a Negative Body Image

Do you look in the mirror and say awful things to yourself? Do you look down at your body and feel disgust? Do you feel your body and obsess about areas you don’t like? I used to be so hard on myself daily, and lots of times even hourly.  I used to body check by feeling […]

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Why Counting Steps, Calories, and Macros Doesn’t Count

“Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” -Albert Einstein Counting Everything I used to run and count my steps. I wanted to make sure the fitness tracker was getting my steps accurate on my run. I would count my calories that I took in by weighing […]

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Do You Struggle With The Fear Of Gaining Weight?

I Feared Gaining Weight I went out to eat with my husband on Friday night for a date night. I couldn’t help but think of how our dates nights have changed in the past few years. I used to be so scared of gaining weight and was so unhappy with myself all the time. I […]

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A Cold Intolerance May Mean You Are Not Getting The Nourishment You Need

“The cold always bothered me everyday!” When I would restrict, eat only certain safe foods, and count calories. I had a major cold intolerance. My mom actually has raynauds, and my circulation really isn’t the best. I still get cold easily, but nothing like it was. There were other symptoms that went along with not […]

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Exercise is Celebration of What Your Body Can Do

Guilt and Punishment for Eating Treats Exercise is a complete celebration of what the body can do. It is not a punishment for what you ate! I keep hearing so many women talk about how they need to work off the goodies that they ate over the holiday. I hear it other times as well, […]

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