GAME Plan: The Personal Trainer.

Hey, Dragons! Happy New Year! Last night, my husband and I had our first session with our new personal trainer. Not only was it exciting because we’re taking the first steps in changing our fitness levels, but he made the whole experience fun for us. He focuses on suspension training, …

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GAME Plan: A New Level of Accountability.

Hey, Dragons! Just a quick post today as I’m smack-dab in the middle of the holidays and I’m running around like a crazy person! Some of you may have figured out that I haven’t been weighing myself. The last few posts have been about happiness and mindfulness and not so …

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GAME Plan: Being Mindful of Me.

Hey, Dragons! I’m excited about 2017 and I’m determined to make the last year of my 30s the happiest of my life. While I have big plans for the new year, I’m trying not to wait for that New Year’s resolution to start making changes that will help me reach …

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GAME Plan: Planning to be Happy.

Hey, Dragons! I recently stumbled upon a podcast that I have to share. It’s called Happier with Gretchen Rubin. In each episode, Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth talk about daily tips and tricks that you can do to make your life happier. They also explore different personality traits that affect …

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GAME Plan: Trimming the Holiday Fat

Hey, Dragons! Next week launches the holiday season with an entire day dedicated to eating. If you are a stress eater like me, the holidays are a perfect marriage of stress and access to things to eat. It’s not reasonable for any of us to expect to stay on our …

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GAME Plan: Positivity.

Hey, Dragons! I’ve been pretty down lately. My commutes have been consistently 2 hours or more, I’ve been completely swamped at work, and the election is generating a consistent buzz of anger and negativity. So it has hard to stay motivated and on track with my fitness goals. The biggest …

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GAME Plan: Self-Care.

Hey, Dragons! I’ve spent a lot of time in this column talking about things I’m doing to improve my physical and dietary health. While these things are definitely important, it’s vital to make sure we take care of our mental and emotional health as well. A couple years ago, I …

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GAME Plan: Forward momentum.

Hey, Dragons! This week, I’m happy to report some strong forward momentum. Most of the summer was a struggle to maintain control over my eating habits, find motivations to work out and navigate the best approach to accomplishing my goals. Finally, the routine of the school year, the completion (sort …

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GAME Plan: Call in Reinforcements.

Hey, Dragons! I am officially done with Freeletics as my workout program. The challenge curve was way too steep for me to keep up with. It was equal parts frustrating and disappointing because I was excited when I first started the with the app. This isn’t the first workout program …

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GAME Plan: Critical Fails and Bouncing Back

Hey, Dragons! I’m going to start off with an apology. Week one of Freeletics was great! It was fun, it was challenging, and it made me feel excited to workout again. Week 2, however, was impossible. The pendulum swung completely the other way and went from motivating and exciting to: …

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