06Mar
By: Neghar On: March 06, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Training, Video Comments: 17

I vividly remember the first time I performed an unassisted pull-up. It was early 2008, and I was (unfortunately) awaiting knee surgery for an old, nagging sports injury. The extent of said injury kept me from being able to train my lower body, except for some minimal lying band work and straight leg...

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14Jan
By: Neghar On: January 14, 2015 In: Be Happy, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Yoga Comments: 10

Meathead yoga is all about being adaptable, intuitive, and honoring your body. It means embracing new challenges but also understanding that sometimes something is better than nothing. It’s for women who love to lift, love to sweat, want to be in touch with their bodies and hearts, and crave...

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08Jan
By: Neghar On: January 08, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 41

First, a confession: I’d intended to publish this post last year (aka last week) but I just couldn’t manage it. I won’t give you all the nitty gritty details, but I’ll just say that when I expend a lot of emotional energy, it’s difficult for me to write. Initially,...

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17Dec
By: Neghar On: December 17, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Nutrition Comments: 8

I’m a recovering yo-yo dieter. It seems weird and crazy to say that now, given how far I’ve come with mindful eating, selective indulgences, and learning to let go of food guilt. But once upon a time, I was the epitome of a neurotic eater. I’ve obsessively counted calories,...

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24Nov
By: Neghar On: November 24, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 15

Health [noun] 1. The general condition of the body and mind with reference to sound and vigor. 2. Soundness of body or mind; freedom from disease or ailment. 3. Vigor, vitality. Take a close look at this definition; notice what you don’t see? You don’t see specific types of...

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22Sep
By: Neghar On: September 22, 2014 In: Eat, Featured Posts, Nutrition Comments: 29

People are always asking me about food. They want to know what I eat and how much of it I eat. They want to know what they should eat and what they shouldn’t. They want to know if they should eliminate grains and dairy and if it’s okay to...

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12Aug
By: Neghar On: August 12, 2014 In: Fashion, fat loss, Featured Posts, Fitness, Metabolic, quickie Comments: 7

Summer isn’t over yet. The kids are headed back to school soon. Clothing stores have begun to stock Autumn apparel. The sunlight hours are waning. But, we’ve still got plenty of gorgeous, sunny days to embrace and appreciate, and plenty of opportunities to get outside and move before the...

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11Aug
By: Neghar On: August 11, 2014 In: Be Happy, fat loss, Featured Posts, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 4

“…Before happiness and success comes your perception of the world. So before we can be happy and successful, we need to create a positive reality that allows us to see the possibility for both.” -Shawn Achor, bestselling author Which is more important: nutrition or exercise? Let’s settle this debate,...

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30Jul
By: Neghar On: July 30, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Lifestyle Comments: 17

Earlier this week, I brought you Part One of the Lean & Lovely Method: Training and Exercise. Learning to exercise efficiently, in a way that gives you an edge in strength and fat loss is integral to your continued growth as a Lean & Lovely lady. I started with the fitness...

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28Jul
By: Neghar On: July 28, 2014 In: Be Happy, cardio, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lift, Metabolic, Yoga Comments: 63

A day doesn’t go by where I’m not asked advice on something fitness or nutrition related, and I happily oblige because I am passionate about empowering women through strength. Women everywhere want to invest more in themselves, improve their physiques, and create sustainable eating and exercise habits. Essentially, they want to...

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