I Almost Gave Up on Working Out, but Then I Tried Swimming

Let’s make one thing clear: I’m a runner, not a swimmer. The last time I felt like I knew what I was doing in a pool, I was pretending to […]

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Trying to Break Bad Habits Makes Me Feel Defeated, So I’m Doing Things Differently in 2020

When the holidays roll around, I inevitably begin thinking about the new year and planning my resolutions. I get excited for a clean slate and a fresh start and the […]

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How a Lifestyle Change – Not a Diet – Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds

I still remember the first time my weight was ever an issue for me. I was 13 and at a regular check-up with my doctor when he mentioned that I […]

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The Extremely Important Reason I Work Out Every Day – It’s Not to Lose Weight

Like some – alright, many – I’ve been determined to work out to lose weight. Intense training and rigorous diets have been fads in my lifetime, but in recent years, […]

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Confession: Kim Kardashian’s Trainer Helped Me Overcome My Fear of the Weight Room

Image Source: Pexels / Li Sun I had just finished up a sweaty, monotonous four-mile run on the treadmill when it all came into perspective. With sweat dripping down my […]

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The Surprising Thing That Helped My Anxiety During My Parents’ Separation

As a 22-year-old fully immersed in adulthood for the first time, the last postgrad stress I was anticipating was dealing with my parents’ unexpected split. I immediately stepped in as […]

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I Crash Dieted a Few Weeks Before My Wedding, and I’ve Never Felt Such Regret

About six months before our wedding, my now husband and I made a pact to help each other get in better shape before the big day. The idea was to […]

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This Simple Breathing Trick Helps Me Fall Back Asleep Instantly, Transforming My Mornings

Like many people, I went through a phase in my life of waking up in the middle of the night and being unable to fall back to sleep. I’d stare […]

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I Gained the Freshman 15 – Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up If You Do, Too

My weight was never an issue before I went to college. Maybe it was due to my active lifestyle; I participated in so many sports and clubs, I rarely remember […]

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Chronic Disease Is the Biggest Part of My Life That You Won’t See on Social Media

On Instagram and Facebook, it looked like the perfect Friday afternoon. My husband, Nathan, and I had both taken the day off. We ate lunch at a BBQ joint in […]

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