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Why Do We Fail?

Why Do We Fail?

…and perhaps more importantly, why do we view failure as a bad thing? Failure is an inevitable part of life. Before you can succeed, you must fail — sometimes once, sometimes hundreds of times. Edison failed over 1,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb. There’s a popular quote

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Why YOU Should Be a Morning Person

Why YOU Should Be a Morning Person

One of the fondest, albeit characteristically quirky, memories of my childhood involves listening to my mom sing the “Good Morning Song” to my little sister: Good morning, good morning, good morning, It’s time to rise and shine! Good morning, good morning, good morning, I hope you’re feeling

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The End of an Era

The End of an Era

Those of you who know me personally are aware that in February, 2010, just a couple months before I left for my Transamerica bike ride, I was hit by a truck….while on my bike. The details aren’t really relevant to this post so I’ll keep it simple.

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The Power of Enthusiasm

The Power of Enthusiasm

I had a boyfriend once (yes! it’s true! I really did!!) who would irritate the living daylights out of me in the morning. He’d spring out of bed with the energy of someone in the middle of a cocaine binge and shout “It’s time to make the

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Weighing in on “Fit Mom” Maria Kang

The internet is so full of junk, and although I’m often tempted to go off on diatribes over the latest viral time-wasters, I remind myself that my energy is far better spent elsewhere. But I can’t help myself with this one. The “What’s Your Excuse” controversy sparked

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Creatine for Chicks?

Creatine for Chicks?

I took creatine for a little while when I was in high school. I’d gotten into weight lifting, developed a crush on the guy at the local nutrition store, and started taking it at his suggestion. I remember becoming noticeably stronger within a few weeks — but

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BullFitness Spin Playlist for 1/10/13

Crush It! Okay, here you are my little spinning sadists: Thursday’s class where we CRUSHED IT!!! 1. Not Your Fautl – AWOLNATION 2. No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age 3.  Last Resort – Papa Roach 4. Enemies – Shinedown 5. Battle Flag (feat. Pigeonhead)

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Need some sick new workouts to shock the system? Meet HIIT 100s

Need some sick new workouts to shock the system? Meet HIIT 100s

I recently read an article on Bodybuilding.com by Jim Stoppani called “Six Week Shred: Torch Fat With HIIT 100s.” I was looking for something new to shake up my workouts, and as a believer in the power of HIIT (high intensity interval training), my interest was piqued.

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35 songs to get you through any workout

35 songs to get you through any workout

Music is a necessary component to my workouts. Whether I’m teaching a spin class, running outside, or training in the gym, I’ve got music. It’s amazing how motivating the right tunes can be – there have been many times when the perfect songs carried me through a

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Eat fat to burn fat? You bet!

Eat fat to burn fat? You bet!

It sounds counterproductive, right? Well it’s not. Fat is a nutritional essential, but thanks to bad publicity from questionable diet plans, its long been viewed as the enemy. But in the last few years, people seem to be coming around to it. Fat doesn’t have to sit

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