Flip the Switch: Week 9

Building trust in yourself is a lifelong endeavor and applies to every single thing. Last year, I was out of control. I wasn't on some drug/booze bender. It wasn't like I was eating 10,000 calories per day ...
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Miss BeFit: The Joy of Running

I won’t lie to you. Probably the only good thing to me about running pre-2010 was carbs. Back in high school on the track team I would think about Spaghetti-Os while I lugged my body around the track trying t...

Flip the Switch: Week 8

I feel like friends and family are your greatest mirrors. If you're being a jerk, you can see it in their faces. If you're sad, you see that, too. Last year, in particular, my friends and family mirrored a lot ...

Flip the Switch: Week 7

I've lost twenty pounds since Jan. 1. It's absolutely incredible and it wasn't an accident. It's the direct result of making a plan and sticking to it. Twenty pounds. Wow. It proves that this whole process ...
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Miss BeFit’s Five Favorite Yoga Poses

The best thing, for me, about working out and staying in shape is realizing exactly how much my body is capable of. It's that adrenaline rush that comes from pushing your body past what you know you can do an...
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Miss BeFit: Tabata Training

Four minutes. There’s really nothing you can’t do for just four minutes. You can listen to Justin Bieber sing with Ludacris, or you can toast a bagel and pick a shmear, or you can read a couple pages of Snook...

Flip the Switch: Week 6

It's the little things in life that count, and trust me, nothing is more true than when you're trying to lose some weight and achieve physical fitness. I love the shows The Biggest Loser, Heavy and I Used t...

Flip the Switch: Week 5

By now you know I'm working out with personal trainer Jess Hogue, owner of Shape Plus. He lays out a road map of what to do to reach my goals, I do it, and then, I notice how much slimmer my face is, how mu...
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Pregnant Practice: Prenatal Yoga

Despite its physical challenges, we all identify yoga practice as a means for relaxing and nurturing our bodies. And in the midst of the aches, sickness, and general discomfort of pregnancy, there may seem to b...
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Miss BeFit: Metabolic Training

In this day and age, we’ve all become used to wanting something, then seeing it delivered, and quickly. We’ve got movies being sent straight to our TVs, "friends" are acquired with the click of a button, and ...
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Miss BeFit: Yoga

Yoga. We’ve all talked about it, we’ve all dabbled in it, we’ve all seen photos of our favorite celebs' bodies who swear by it. Some of us love yoga and are seldom seen without our mats strapped to our backs....

Flip the Switch: Week 4

It's the eye of the tiger right now. And, if I'm rising up to the challenge of my rival, my rival is me. I'm working out at Shape Plus with personal trainer Jess Hogue, and I'm officially in the double d...