Health and Fitness
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The #1 Thing That Holds You Back

You know there’s something holding you back, but no matter how hard you try you can’t figure it out. This block looms over you, crushing your motivation, or sits immovable blocking the only viable path you see to success. Y...

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Gimme A Break…No, Really. I Need A Break.

This last week, my computer wasn’t operating at work the way it needed to. Software was randomly uninstalled, I had no access to my database, browser windows were closing without reason, and commands were taking at least ...

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Go Ahead, Get Running: Why You Should Finally Register for a Race

You’re a goal-oriented person. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be part of Career Girl Network. So what’s stopping you from crossing that big fat running race off your bucket list? I hear from people all the time who ...


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Build a Better You with a Balanced Breakfast

The nutrition world is fraught with unproven advice, pseudoscience, and just plain lies. Everyone is competing to find the easiest, fastest, newest way to live forever on cronuts and crème brulee while looking like they spent ...

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High Heels, Huge Problems – How to Enjoy Your Shoes Without Harming Your Body

We all have our vices; one of mine is shoes. When I hear high-heels are dangerous for me, I admit – I would prefer to ignore the facts. But even if you aren’t ready to hear that those gorgeous Louboutins are putting too...

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A Foolproof Guide for Weight Loss

I met up with one of my gal-pals recently who typically eschews the notion of dieting and exercise, which is one of the many things I love about her. Much to my  chagrin, I discovered she’d gone rogue on me! We met at ou...


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Motivation to Work Out

Unless you’re an athlete or spend most days switching up your workout routine by engaging in new activities, you probably end up bored at the gym just like I do. When workout boredom kicks in, it’s easy to blow off ...

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How to be a Morning Exerciser

With longer days and warm summer nights, its hard to motivate to head to the gym after work when your coworkers are heading to happy hour, so try fitting in a morning workout. Other than earning your drinks by fitting in your m...

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Why I Stopped Working Out

I’ve been a certified personal trainer (currently with ACE, and previously with NASM and ACSM, which I chose not to maintain) since 1999. I got into fitness after I had major spinal fusion to try to correct my severe scol...


Sunny skies make it easy to bring your workout to the beach.

Play in the Sand: Make Your Own Outdoor Workout.

Summer in the Midwest seemed off to a slow start with gray skies and less-than-warm temperatures, but then heat finally arrived! Sunny weekends offer many opportunities to get outside, and lake or ocean front locales provide a ...