by Stacey Utley

Back To Basics

As the holidays approach the realization has come full force that I have not been practicing what I know. I have become a bit lackadaisical. With school recently back in session and work getting busier, I have been failing to follow through on things. When I first...

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Developing Healthy Habits

They say it only takes 21 days to form a new habit, however, the longer you do something the more natural it becomes. There are a number of things or habits, rather, that should be happening daily in a healthy lifestyle in order to get fit or stay fit and healthy:...

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Oh, Oh, It’s Magic

Every morning, without fail, a certain commercial comes on the radio as I drive to work. This particular ad irks me! Most days I change the station because it just frustrates me! But I have listened to it in its entirety and they are advertising for some "liquid...

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Can’t Walks On Won’t Street

I always find it curious when someone asks me a question about diet or exercise and then cuts me off MID answer to inform me "they can't" do something. Hmmm, isn't that funny, if you think you can't do something then SURPRISE, you can't! You are right!! But, at least...

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Oh, Monday

Call me crazy, but I LOVE Mondays! It is my favorite day of the week. I have never understood why Monday always gets a bad wrap... * It's a fresh start * It's a chance to set a new tone for the rest of the week * It's a great day to be alive So... Happy Monday! You...

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What’s In Your Way?

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.  ~ Jordan Belfort Enough with the excuses. Get out of your own way. What is it that is holding you back? Is it fear of failure? Is it fear...

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Perfection Is Overrated

I have this idea in my head of how things are supposed to be. How I am supposed to be. I have come to the conclusion that my ideas may not be realistic. I am always striving for perfection in my life, striving for that "perfect" body, for those "perfect" eating...

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It’s that crazy time of year again.  New Year’s resolutions are in full force. I  have heard several people over the last few days say they want to lose a certain number of pounds by Valentine’s Day.  Today the number was 30.  THIRTY POUNDS? By Valentine’s Day? That...

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Bill Phillips was spot on when he made that statement several years ago. More than half of American adults today are overweight or outright obese.  I get that people use food as a drug. It makes you feel good. It numbs whatever "it" is. It is a sense of control, in a...

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Stick With The Originals

We’ve all been approached by a friend, a family member, or even a stranger at the supermarket wanting to share the newest and greatest lotion, potion, or pill that will cure whatever is ailing us. I would dare say that weight-loss products are the number one top...

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Extraordinary magic

is woven through

ordinary life,

look around.

Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to find joy in the story you are actually living.

There are no shortcuts. Work hard, be patient, consistent and never give up.