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Toss the Fads, Lose the Weight

Growing up, I never really struggled with my weight. I was thin, had an athletic build, and participated in rigorous activities like gymnastics and dancing. Through high school and even into college I was slim and had little problem maintaining my physique. All that changed when I got pregnant. I was constantly sick, and it […]

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Products We Love: The Booty Belt

It’s February, which means you have definitely bailed on that New Year’s resolution gym membership, but bikini season is just around the corner. Lucky for you, nationally qualified NPC bikini competitor and former NGA Pro competitor, Christie Bennett shared one of her new favorite products with us, the Booty Belt. Who better to to help […]

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Winter Picnic

  A winter picnic can be a great way to have fun and connect with others, as well as nature. When most people think of picnics, they may conjure up lazy summer days sitting in the sun and think, “Why would I ever do that in winter?” It may not be bikini weather, but there are some […]

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15 Ways Adventure Time Will Make You a Better Grown Up

Adventure Time, the wildly popular kids show that’s not really for kids, is probably the best thing Cartoon Network has ever done. Yeah, I said it. The simplistic animation style and the overall silliness of the main characters might deceive some into missing the depth of the messages they convey, but those of us who […]

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Vegetarianism: How to Do it Right

Our in-house fitness guru, personal trainer, and model, Phoenix, walks us through the basic first steps to being a vegetarian. There is more to vegetarianism than just eating fruits and vegetables. Phoenix lays down the basics. While being a vegetarian isn’t for everyone (and neither is Pamela Anderson), a lot of you out there want to […]

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Fit vs. Skinny Fat

There is a definite difference between lean and skinny fat. A toned body means you are eating and exercising correctly and the entire body is operating up to its potential. The right answers to being toned versus skinny? Lose weight and keep your fat percentages down, but do it the right way. In house Fitness buff, personal […]

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5 Free Fitness Apps You Need Now

Want that summer body, but it’s too cold to exercise outside? Well thank goodness for smart phone apps! Here are 5 free popular fitness apps that are totally worth it. Say good bye to your food belly, and hello to your new workout sneakers! 1. Daily Ab Workout: You don’t even need to pay for […]

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Being Sober on New Year’s Eve Doesn’t Suck

After recovering from a stomach virus I caught the day after Christmas, I decided I would stay sober on New Year’s eve. (I know! Shocking!). I felt doing 10 shots of tequila just days after vomiting multiple times probably wasn’t a good idea. I also felt that this would be a great way and good reason to start healthy habits. I will […]

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My Body is a Temple… Duh.

My best friend sent me a link called “Why Put a Bumper Sticker on a Ferrari?” via Facebook, and after texting me a self portrait of her wearing a beauty mask (made of God knows what) and a caption that said “Gettin purty” she asked me if I received the link she emailed that could essentially […]

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In defense of the # Selfie Syndrome

So recently, there was a big debate about the psychological ramifications of people who indulge (or overindulge) in the act of taking — and posting — selfies. When it comes to Social Media, there is a gamut of so-called disorders one could diagnose many online offenders with. Since we are so quick to coin new […]

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Don’t Be “That Guy”

I’m not a social media expert. I don’t have tens of thousands of twitter followers. I don’t have thousands of friends on Facebook. I don’t have a blog that receives a million hits a day or even in a month. I will never use words like “guru”, “media-maven”, “social media strategist” (or any other terrible cliche […]

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Real Women Have _________

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women I absolutely HATE swim suit shopping. […]