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Soccer Tips for Newbies

A funny thing happened one morning when I casually asked a friend how she got into such amazing shape.  She opened my eyes to a whole new world of …women’s SOCCER!  Wait. What? At that point, my daughter had played on a few teams and I’d gone to all her games and practices (most were cold and dreary), but grown-ups play too? It was music to a young mom’s ears, who craved – yes CRAVED – to get into shape.  Only thing was…I’d NEVER played before.  Not in college.  Not in high school.  Heck, not even in middle school.  In fact, I Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in fitness, Funny, Games, kids, soccer

 

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Losing weight

“How did you lose so much weight?”

Let’s face it — there is no “miracle drug” or “quick fix” to losing weight.  If there were, obesity would not be so prevalent.  Of course, this doesn’t stop people from wanting instant results.  Why do they keep trying fad diets or take drastic measures? Well, sometimes they do lose weight.  For. A. Short. Time.  Then the weight comes back as soon as they are “off” the diet and it’s an endless cycle.

“How did you lose so much weight?”

If you lose the weight only by eating healthier and exercising, you can still gain it all back.  Why? You could revert to your old habits, if you don’t deal with the issues of why you gained the weight in the first place.

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Keeping it Off

As the weather starts to heat up, swimsuit season is almost here, but many of us cringe at the thought of bearing so much skin.  Whether we’re still losing weight or are at goal weight, words like “granny arms” and “thunder thighs” seem to whisper from our past, like annoying mosquitoes.

It takes inner strength to battle these pesky thoughts and replace them with positive ones.  That’s one of the key things that helps me stay fit after reaching my goal weight.  And keeping the weight off and being fit is ultimately what we all want, right?

Like many of my women friends, I’ve always found it easier to lose weight than to maintain it.  I’d follow a certain plan or regime, including eating healthier food and exercising A LOT and eventually I’d reach my goal.  The Read the rest of this entry »

 

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