Team Taylor Townsend! Reasons To Love This New Tennis Superstar

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  When I was a teenager, I was sent to tennis lessons. I spent weekend mornings running around and picking up tennis balls, all under the tutelage of an elderly gentleman named Mr. Valentine. Mr. Valentine was a very forthright gentleman and after some time had passed, my parents asked him for his opinion on […]

What I Learned About Fitness From The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper at SELF Magazine’s Workout In the Park

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I’ve been aware of the annual SELF Magazine Workout in the Park event for quite some time now – it’s  been going on for 21 years and I’ve written about it several times, from my Miami newspaper days until now. In all that time that I’ve been aware of this annual, multi-city event, I’ve never […]

The Dumbest Excuses We Make To Avoid Exercising

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For years, I had such awful, stupid ideas about taking care of myself. For a long time my goals were in weight loss, and I was caught up in limiting ideas about dress sizes instead of considering health and wellness. As a teenager, I was bulimic and that began as a deliberate choice. Dumb. I […]

The Plus Size Princess Fitness Initiative – So Smart & Inspiring!

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I’ve shared my health and fitness journey here off and on, but more often lately that kind of sharing has been off. I figure if I don’t want to talk about it, I should be about it. For me, my journey to wellness has never been about fitting into a specific dress size or being […]

My Biggest Fitness Inspirations

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CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorite shows, and I set my DVR so I can watch it AND sleep in every weekend. It’s such a great show that covers so many topics. This last Sunday, there was a feature on ubiquitous fitness personality Jillian Michaels (click to watch it if you want to). […]

All About Oil Pulling

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The first time I tried oil pulling, I was at the end of my rope. I had been fighting a disgusting cold for weeks and the coughing and congestion was killing my joie de vivre completely. I was SO OVER IT. I took to Twitter to vent about my ongoing illness and was offered a […]

The Need For Beauty Sleep

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How much do you value sleep? Do you get enough of it? Do you have a healthy sleep cycle? What’s your relationship like, with you and shut-eye? These are all important questions, but ones we rarely ask ourselves. For many of us, sleep is literally the last thing we think about. And then we close […]