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sugar intake
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sugar intake

Sep 8, 2016 by

Last week, our goal was to track the ADDED sugar in our food.  I will admit, it was really hard and I’m gonna have to give it another try.  I did track all of my food and stayed well under my goal of 70 total grams per day set by myfitnesspal (according to my goal of staying within 135-140 pounds).  I do eat a...

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food journals!
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food journals!

Aug 17, 2016 by

Who kept their food journal last week and what did it reveal about your eating habits?  I know Risa said her goal was to reduce her afternoon snacking and she finally lost 1 pound, which is a huge deal since she doesn’t really have much to lose but has only lost inches so far. I diligently kept my food journal during the week but...

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Cardio Challenge last week…
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so who got their cardio in last week?!?!  I know Shelly walked on the treadmill, Tabitha just joined Planet Fitness to get her cardio in the air conditioning, Courtney gets her cardio in at the pool and new client Jeanie has been kicking cardio butt (she lost 2.4 pounds her  first week)!! I did my 5 mile run for an hour on 6 days...

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Dawn lost 23.8 pounds and Allison lost 11.8 pounds in 90 days!
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Because this is a women-only fitness studio, I don’t usually work with men; however, Allison (the husband) was soooo charming during their consultation that I decided to offer “buddy” training with him and his wife, Dawn.  They told me they had met with another training facility and would need to talk with each other about which company to use and…they chose me! During the...

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Carra lost 10.4 pounds in 90 days!
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Carra came to A Better Body Fitness because she had slowly gained 15 pounds since she moved to Charlotte 6 months before.  She ate healthy food and walked almost every day so she didn’t understand why the scale kept creeping up.  As I started investigating deeper, she did indeed have a great diet but was only doing 30 minutes of cardio and no strength...

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“Kid Friendly” classes…NEW for summer 2016!
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Are you a Mommy who wants to attend small-group classes in a clean environment but don’t want to pay extra for child care?  Come to my “kid friendly” classes at 9:30am on Wednesdays and Fridays starting on June 15! Moms always put everyone else first but they need to take care of themselves as well!  You can bring your child to the studio and...

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Results for the first 90 Days to A Better Body class
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I really enjoyed teaching a private class for the Charlotte Christian School girls! These are the results for just 3 months of learning to incorporation strength training, cardio and better nutrition.  We just started Max Strength training and it’s awesome to see these girls so confident in themselves when lifting weights! LuAnn lost the most. She said portion control at dinner and no snack...

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Aprel lost 19.8 pounds!
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Aprel signed up for 2 days of personal training in December of 2014.  She is a wife, a  Mom to 2 beautiful little girls and works full time so it was always hard for her to find time for cardio.  She always showed up on time for her strength training sessions and pushed herself hard; however, making herself get on the elliptical at home...

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self defense class
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self defense class

Mar 31, 2016 by

What a great class!  We learned sensible, preventative actions as well as how to fight back with pressure points, bladder kicks and throat hits.  I actually run with only one earbud in when I’m on the greenway now! Thanks so much to Officer Tim Rogers from Matthew Police Department!               Share...

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Lose weight, save money!
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Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?  I can help!  Introducing a new incentive program designed to encourage clients to lose weight by saving money on personal training sessions.  Everyone is a winner!! Gaining weight can be a slow process but it’s so easy to put on and takes hard work to get it off.  Extra body fat makes you feel...

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April lost 11.75 inches in 90 days!
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April just had her 90 day assessment and, as we were discussing her 30 pound weight gain over the past 5 years, I thought her story may sound familiar to many of you (me included).  She met her boyfriend 5 years ago and they enjoyed each others’ company over good food and drink.  When we started breaking the weight gain down, she was only...

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quitters never win
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quitters never win

Feb 3, 2016 by

quit \ˈkwit\ verb to cease normal, expected, or necessary action to give up to admit defeat During my run today, I thought about where I would be if I had quit my quest for a lifestyle change 10 years ago.  I know I would be the same obese, unhappy, stressed, angry, sedentary person that I was…or worse.  I had started and quit so many...

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preparation is crucial for weight loss
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I usually weigh around 140 and allow myself to fluctuate between 138-142. I went up to 244.8 over the holidays so Since then, I’ve increased my cardio (8.08 miles in 1.26 hour today!) and really tightened up on my nutrition so I’m back down to my “safe zone” of 140.2. Planning ahead is so important for weight loss.  I didn’t get a chance to do my...

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Today is yesterday’s tomorrow
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We all know what to do for weight loss, right?!?!  Exercise, stop eating junk food, have a positive attitude. But most of us need additional motivation or we would already be doing those things.  It’s hard to make yourself exercise if you are out of shape or don’t know what to do.  You can tell yourself to stop eating junk food but how to do you get...

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need some inspiration?!?
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Think you can’t get healthy and lose weight?!?!  Check out this lady!  I heard about her from one of my best friends and I just love her story. https://www.facebook.com/LivingInsteadOfExisting/ Although she got started a little later in life then I did, we had the same feeling of being sick and tired of being fat and feeling like crap. When I was finally at my breaking...

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weight loss requires dedication…to yourself!
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It’s hard to believe that I was once 205 pounds! While it was quite obvious that I was getting bigger every year, it seemed like one day I woke up obese and growing into a size 20. I started many diets and exercise regimes but I always QUIT so I always GAINED!   In 2005, I was just plain tired of being fat, sedentary and uncomfortable in...

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Tracy Anderson abs workout
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This is our last week of enjoying The Tracy Anderson Method. We love to hate her but she does a body good! No equipment needed. We do the first 180 crunches and the last 2 plank on elbows. Goodbye until June 2016… tracy abs Share...

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Mercy lost 14 pounds and 11.5 inches
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When I started working with Mercy last October she weighed 135.6 and set a goal of 125. Because of work, family and school, she had a tough time making 2 personal training sessions so she dropped down to meeting once a week. We decided to work out together doing Tabata exercises with a focus on cardio, arms and butt/hips. For the first 6 months, there wasn’t...

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5 ways to burn more calories
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And we do these at A Better Body Fitness! Read the article below from My Fitness Pal first 5 ways to burn more calories Muscular endurance – Right now we are doing the Tracy Anderson Method with lots and lots and lots of reps with little to no weights…and it’s strenuous!!  Then we start our new 6 months of periodization in January, which starts with 20 reps, slow tempo and...

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90 Days to A Better Body
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Start 2016 off right with this 90 day program designed to get you moving more, eating better and feeling healthier! Everyone tends to “hibernate” (i.e. gain weight) during the winter by eating comfort foods, staying warm inside and enjoying holiday treats.  Why not start to look better for summer NOW by making exercise a habit and learning to eat whole, healthy food?!?! I am now accepting 15 new...

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Certified Nutritional and Wellness Counselor
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I am now a Certified Nutritional and Wellness Counselor through American Fitness Professionals and Associates!  My next project is to create a comprehensive list of healthy foods for my clients.  Remember that burning calories is important but nutrition is 85% of your weight loss battle.  The most important piece of information I learned is that animal protein/fat can be traced back, at least to...

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get your cardio on!
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get your cardio on!

Apr 15, 2015 by

I just enjoyed a 5 mile run so I thought this was appropriate. Remember that cardio is specifically for weight loss and cardiovascular health.  It’s good to get some vitamin D from the sunshine (maybe next week!) plus, cardio reduces stress and just makes you feel better.  If you aren’t able to jog then a fast walk will do!  The MINIMUM amount of cardio...

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