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I just couldn’t get moving yesterday!

I just couldn’t get moving yesterday!

Just when I felt like I was starting to get back in  shape, I’ve had a few set backs.  1st, I’ve bounced back 5 lbs (but that’s another blog post.)  Secondly, I haven’t been able to get moving lately.  Yesterday, I couldn’t event do 20 minutes of my favorite Sat. A.M. Cardio Kick box class. […]

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Friday Favorites – October 5th Zaggora Hot Pants

Friday Favorites – October 5th Zaggora Hot Pants

Quick post on my amazing Zaggora Hot Pants.  I have two pairs and love them both!  I purchased my first pair (flair’s) with a coupon from a daily deal site.  LOVE them.  The black legging looking workout pants were billed as “hot pants” and all I remember is seeing 30 day challenge, sweat and lose […]

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Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Healthy Club Review and Two Week Membership Giveaway – Chicago Athletic Clubs

Chicago Athletic Clubs (CAC) was founded in 1980 with the clubs’ flagship location, Evanston Athletic Club (EAC).  I joined EAC my Sr. year in high school and was immediately hooked to their step classes.  Then, when I moved into the city, I joined Lincoln Park Athletic Club (LPAC) for several years when I lived on […]

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Tuesday Tips – Finding a Health Club in Chicago

Tuesday Tips – Finding a Health Club in Chicago

It’s January, cold and time to hit the gym!  I haven’t belong to a gym in years, which could be a contributing factor to my weight gain.   I loved belonging to a club, so I decided to try a variety of gyms and share what I found with all of you to help you on […]

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Getting in Shape Essentials – Fitbit, Polar and Caloriecount.com product review

As I’m getting back in shape, there are a few basics that have been essential to helping to get on track. If you’re a numbers person like me, you like these items too.  They will help you get a handle on your eating and working out – two important aspects of the weight loss equation. […]

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I’m having a hard time and I’d like your help

I’m having a hard time and I’d like your help

About 25 days ago on July 10th, I started my 100 Day Challenge along with some good friends who all had amazing intentions.  My goals seemed pretty simple.  Getting back to a healthy weight  and reconnecting with good friends who I’ve lost touch with.  Both my losing touch with good friends and gaining weight are […]

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Building Back After an Injury

First of all, thanks to Andrea Metcalf (http://www.andreametcalf.com) for taking the time to train me the other day.   I met Andrea when I took part in her “Naked Fitness Challenge” where I learned a ton about healthy eating and also went from not being able to jog around the block to run/jogging 5 miles and […]

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Year of Hope Updates

Year of Hope Updates

First off, a huge thanks to John Digles and everyone else who has asked how The Year of Hope is going. There’s a very logical explanation regarding why there haven’t been many updates on the site —  I’ve been avoiding writing because I’ve been pretty stuck at the same weight, but am excited to say […]

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Self Magazine Work out in the Park

On Saturday, May 15th I attended the 17th annual Self – Work Out in the Park, an amazing event that featured a full day of work-outs and healthy sponsors showing off their stuff – a Year of Hope smorgasbord!! First of all, kudos to Self Magazine for creating an extremely well organized and on target […]

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Wondering how to eat healthy at SXSW? Yes, me too.

I’m at SXSW for the first time, which is very exciting but potentially fattening  – just like the rest of my life!  The Year of Hope has taken longer to take off than I expected. There’s always a party or dinner I need to attend and I’ve been living my life thinking that – “I’ll […]

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