When our gym first closed March 18, I didn’t have much in the way of dumbbells for home so I ordered a set of PowerBlocks. Even with Amazon Prime, they wouldn’t arrive until April 2.  It seemed like a waste. Because surely by April 2 we’d all be “back to ...

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As much as we kvetch about trying to lose weight, Thanksgiving is the one day you can brag about how much you ate and receive accolades and admiration for a job well done. This does not work any other day. Hopping on a Zoom call with your pants unbuttoned and ...

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The year 2020 can’t be made scarier with the most frightening of Halloween shenanigans. By now you’ve probably adjusted as best as you can. But the only true thing to fear is the Attack of the Fun-Size Candy Bars (insert sounds of screaming and wailing)! These small, miniature treats appear ...

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A commercial came on the other night about depression. Because quarantine can trigger it. The narrator asked a series of questions so you could self-diagnose to see if you fit the profile. “Oh, look,” I said to my husband after mentally checking off some of the boxes. “I’m [mildly] depressed. ...

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Remember how we complained about 2019 being The Worst Year Ever? Yes, we absolutely did. And before that it was 2018?  Try this: Do a search for “worst year ever” + [year] and you’ll find “proof” that this year is totally the worst.  And then we talk about how we ...

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“Your father has stopped breathing…” I was listening to the voice of a nurse in the hospital where my dad had been for the past two weeks. “He made it through a medical procedure and was waiting for transport,” she continued. “We’ve rushed him to the emergency room. We’ll update ...

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Aging is a funny thing. And by “funny” I don’t mean LOL funny. More like OMG what happened? funny. For example… One day you’re Person A, going through your day, running errands, seeing a movie, going out to dinner. You get home, you’re pleasantly relaxed, have a glass of wine, and ...

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I have anxiety issues. And it started long before COVID-19 made it the Theme of the Day. If you’ve read any of my prior posts (see links below) I’m sure this comes as no surprise. I’ve talked about my battle with panic attacks, which began in my teens when I ...

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I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve also heard just about every excuse. From bingeing on cake ...

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Here’s the thing about fitness news stories: every day there’s a new diet that enables you to eat piles of butter without gaining weight, high-tech clothing that monitors your body temperature and exertion, and a magic wand that instantly turns fat into defined muscle. (I made up that last one, ...

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