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You can’t believe everything that you hear when it comes to fitness. Not if you want to see results. There are 5 bogus rumors going around about strength training that will derail your results if you let them. The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance. And if you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results. Myth #1 Muscle Turns Into Fat Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could morph......

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Here’s the email that you’ve been waiting for – everything you need to know to shape up your booty in time for swimsuit season. Here are the 6 Best Exercises for Your Booty: BEST Booty Exercise #1: HINGE LUNGE An amazing exercise that targets the muscles of your butt, thighs, and hips is the lunge. Reaching one foot out behind the other, stick your bum out as you lower your body toward the ground, keeping your abdominals tight and allowing your torso to move to 45 degrees. Lower until the front knee......

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The Junk Has Got To Go Today I’m going to dole out a little tough love, so brace yourself and know that this is for your own good. It’s time that we had an uncomfortable little talk about a very important issue… That junk food in your house. You know the stuff that I’m talking about. The ice cream jammed into the back of your freezer. The packaged cookies that you say are for the kid’s lunches. The candy stash that’s leftover from the last few holidays. Those bags of crunchy, salty......

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Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings. Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in? Then, when it’s over, you feel awful that you’ve eaten all those calories and set yourself up for further weight gain. So you’re good for a couple of days until another craving comes over you…and so the cycle repeats. I’m here to tell you that you hold the power. And it’s not as hard......

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5 Diet Secrets for Flat Abs As much as I love exercise (and you know I do!) exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach. Your diet is a huge part of the equation. Someone could workout all day long, but then eat in a way that promotes major fat storage, and they wouldn’t have a toned, beach-ready tummy. While your diet is probably not terrible, the 5 secrets below will help you improve it even more. And a cleaner diet means flatter and more attractive abs....

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THE LAST WEIGHT LOSS TIP YOU’LL EVER NEED! By now you’ve just about had it. You’ve been exercising and eating healthy for ages, but haven’t met your weight loss goal. What gives? It’s an issue that every whole-grain-veggie-and-lean-meat-eating health-seeker faces at some point in their fitness journey. Until you come face-to-face with one ugly truth about yourself, you’ll always be stuck in this limbo of doing the right thing, eating healthy and yet not having the stunning body to show for it. Once you conquer this last issue, you’ll quickly achieve your......

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Are there things about yourself that you’d like to change? Your weight, your habits, and maybe even your outlook on life? We are trained to think that change is hard, that it takes time. But it really doesn’t have to be. I’m here to argue that lasting change happens in an instant. I understand that this goes against mainstream belief. Most people believe that change has to be a struggle. We expect to try and fail numerous times before ultimately giving up or succeeding. Think about this – how many people do......

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I have two recipes from friends and clients who love to try new foods with great ingredients. Here they are if you would like to try them. Pumpkin Pie Pie Crust bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes 1/2 cup ground oat flakes 1/2 cup flour (any kind) 1/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp vanilla 1/4 cup ground flax seed 1/4 apple sauce Pumpkin Pie Filling bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (until firm) (eggless) 2 cups canned or cooked pumpkin 3/4 cups brown sugar 1 1/2 cups......

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If you could take 3 ingredients from your home, mix them together and the end result is a super healthy weight loss and post exercise, or even super breakfast, would you do it? How about if it only took less than 90 seconds to make?  One of my clients had repeatedly told me to try greek yogurt and while sometimes I am slow to act, I did enjoy it once I finally got around to buying it, and was excited to see how much protein it had. And while I visit......

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Say it: Weight loss is easy! Weight loss is only challenging when you tell yourself it is. Weight loss is hard to do when you listen to those who say it is, and when you yourself believe it is. As a fitness trainer here in Calgary, I see many people fight to lose weight without adressing one of the key components; nutrition. The other variable that keeps them from changing their figure and losing the weight they need is self-belief. Let me ask you…….can you see yourself thinner? Better yet do you......

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