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Chicago’s “Skinny Black Book” of Fitness

As many of you know, I’ve become a bit of a group fitness junkie. For years, I worked out alone, logging my hours on the elliptical machine religiously all while staring at the TV or the blank wall in front of me thinking...

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Yoga Tips for Beginners…from a Beginner

It’s been just 3 months since I became a regularly practicing yogi, and looking back on these last few months, I realize that the most difficult time for me was the beginning. I realized quickly there were “rules...

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5 Tricks for Sticking to Your Running Routine from lululemon

I don’t know about you, but one of the hardest things about running for me is creating a regular routing. My sister-in-law is a runner through and through. She’s up early in the morning and bangs out her runs no mat...


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Did Loving My Body Almost Kill Me?

There’s a movement in the world today that, truth be told, I’m not sure I’m OK with – size acceptance. There are plus size bloggers around the world preaching that we should all love our bodies as they a...

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Wouldn’t it be nice? Wellness Retreats in Mexico

There I am, on the plane from Minneapolis to Chicago, feeling a little bit too full after days of red wine and gourmet meals with my in-laws, and I come across this article, “The Vacation That Will Kick-Start a Healthier,...

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The Power of Peer Pressure

The past few months, I’ve become quite the yoga addict. My husband and I joke about my “very expensive habit.” And on top of the yoga, I’ve picked up another “very expensive habit” – sp...


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Becoming a Yogi

For years, I’ve been a perpetual yoga “trier”. I try, and I try, and no matter what I do….I still hate it. So a few weeks back, my husband cringed when I said, “I’m going to yoga tomorrow....

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Healthy Business Travel

Last week, I set out on a noble mission – to accomplish the “world’s healthiest business trip.” And while I don’t know if “world’s” healthiest is true. But it was definitely healt...

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No Shame in My Game

It’s easy to let yourself feel judged – at work, at home, on the street…….at the gym. Even if you’re not being judged, it’s easy to feel judged. But if I’m really sticking by my self ca...


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How a Blister Turned Me into a "Bikram Runner"…?

Here in the city, at 6:00pm, it was 104 heat index with 85% humidity. But instead of relaxing, I let a blister turn me into a Bikram runner. It all started when I did something yesterday afternoon I normally don’t do. I t...