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Goodbye 2013!

As 2013 closes I’m excited to say it’s been a wonderful year full of many adventures and wellness accomplishments. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in the things that didn’t happen or the things you wish would have happened differently but positive thoughts create action and inspiration so I encourage you to take a …

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Apple Crisp Pancakes

In case you don’t know, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I’ve never really understood the people who don’t want to eat breakfast since I’m practically dreaming about it all night long. Ok, I don’t think I’ve ever had a dream about breakfast but I get excited thinking about what I can make …

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The Temptations

If you recall, one of my goals for December was to cut back on sweets so that I can truly enjoy and indulge a little Christmas week. Because I don’t keep many things in the house that are tempting, I decided the place I would need to be extra cautious of is my workplace. This …

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Practice Patience!

The concept of patience is important to remember when trying to change, move forward, heal, and see differences. Two years ago today I went for a run, which I had been doing most days for over 10 years, when I felt something snag in my big toe. I came home unable to really do anything …

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Kitchen Wish List

If you’re coming down to the wire and can’t think of what you want to ask for this holiday season or what you might want to give, think about what might get you and yours better acquainted with the kitchen or what might inspire you to spend more time in the kitchen. Over the years …

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Reaching New Heights at Climb Iowa

Way back when I was in college, a few of my friends tried to get me to go to the climbing wall at UNI. Long story short, I didn’t make it to a climbing wall until a few years ago when my friend Dylan took me to Climb Iowa located in Grimes, a suburb of …

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Good Exercises Gone Bad

How many times do you walk through a fitness center and cringe at how fast people are doing core exercises? If your answer is never, don’t feel bad. It’s my job to help people learn how to exercise and exercise properly so naturally I’m always keeping my eye on things like this. I’m sure whatever …

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Hello December!

It’s already the last month of 2013! How many of you stuck with your New Year’s Resolution this long? If you follow my website you’ll remember that each month I set a mini wellness goal. Last month I wanted to get back into the habit of using the elliptical after the fitness classes I teach. …