Author: Valarie

Fitness

Full Body Tabata Workout

Hey everyone! Since almost all of us are relegated to working out in our homes, AND I’m certain that most people are getting bored of whatever they’ve been doing at home already, AND I miss teaching soooooo very much, I thought I’d start posting some at home versions of my …
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Healthy Living vs. Dieting

Hi all, with all the extra time that self isolation and social distancing is providing a lot of us right now, I thought this would be a good time to start blogging again. So much has been going on it was hard to know where to start! For us 2020 …
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The 5 Most Important Keys to Weight Loss

We’ve seen all the different weight loss books out there. Each one claims to have the “secret key” to losing weight quickly and permanently. Grapefruits, Vitamins, Cabbage Soup, Ketones, Paleo. It seems that every month there’s a new book touting a new study on some magical component to losing pounds. …
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30 Day Full Body Challenge June

Hi everyone!   So while I’m on vacation I will be exercising. I know you’re thinking, “Of course she is, she’s a personal trainer!”, but actually that’s not usually the case. I don’t always workout on vacation, in fact I usually take the time away to rest and let my …
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The benefits of Yoga & Pilates

I’m sure anyone who knows me knows my LOVE of Yoga and Pilates! When I first started taking Pilates 15 years ago it was literally a God send. My back had been worse than it’s ever been in my life. I had difficulty sitting, standing, walking, or doing much of …
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Why Workout on Vacation?

Hi everyone!   Just doing the last minute running around I need to do before vacation, getting pretty crazy hectic! I’m both nervous and excited to leave, nervous because of all the things I need to remember to do before we leave (and because I’m not the most relaxed flyer), …
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How NOT to Gain Weight on Vacation

*Edited on June 25, after we got back from our vacation to reflect real life scenarios 🙂   Hey everyone!   So last week I let the cat out of the bag, my hubby and I are going away on a much needed vacation to Europe! We’re very excited, even …
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30 Day Awesome Arms Challenge May

Hi everyone!   I got another equest for this month’s challenge, and what’s cool is that it was the one I’d been planning on for this month anyway! So this month is all about getting those toned sexy arms ready for tanktop season, also we’ll be working on our upper …
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My “Diet” for the next 2 weeks

Hi all!   So after the very low carb (for me anyway) diet that was the 17 Day Diet I kinda had a little slip. My carb cravings were SOOOOOOO huge that I went a little overboard on Easter weekend, opps! I baked a fresh loaf of bread Friday morning, …