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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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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19Nov
By: Neghar On: November 19, 2014 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 2

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” -Byron Katie, author of Loving What...

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01Nov
By: Neghar On: November 01, 2014 In: fat loss, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 1

One of my best friends is currently staying in my guest room. Let’s call her Becky. Becky is in between apartments, fresh out of a long term relationship, and I was adamant about offering up my guest room. We’ve been friends for almost 15 years, and I was excited about the opportunity...

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27Oct
By: Neghar On: October 27, 2014 In: Family, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 13

The last month or so has been more than a little hectic around here. Actually, if I can be honest with you, the last year has pretty much been hustle and crash on repeat. Nothing I can’t handle, of course, but just challenging in a myriad of ways. Between my...

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20Aug
By: Neghar On: August 20, 2014 In: Fitness, Lift, Mindset, quickie Comments: 4

Single mom, full time trainer, full time student, part time crazy–that was me a few years ago. On a typical day you could find me training clients as early as 6 am and as late as 8 pm, then coming home to blog, put my kiddo to bed, and study...

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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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23Jun
By: Neghar On: June 23, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Fashion, fat loss, Featured Posts, Lift, Mindset Comments: 59

How do you get a bikini body? Put a damn bikini on your body.

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06May
By: Neghar On: May 06, 2014 In: body image, Fitness, Lift, Mindset, Training Comments: 127

I have a confession to make that might get me into some trouble. Alas, in the name of female empowerment, and in the interest of transparency, here goes… I’m not particularly fond of my legs. For as long as I can remember, these gams have had a gargantuan nickname....

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14Aug
By: Neghar On: August 14, 2013 In: Be Happy, Family, Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 16

I’m writing this from my new desk, in my new office, in my new home…in California. With the exception of this desk, a chair, and chubby little bulldog on my lap, the room is essentially empty. Last week, I loaded everything I own into cardboard boxes, and made my...

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