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January 9th, 2014 | By | 58 Comments

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About seven years ago, I made a huge decision that really changed the way I viewed working out. I decided to work out for my health, instead of looks. It was one of the best decisions of my life. The more I focused on trying to be healthy and take care of my body, instead of trying to look like someone else, or achieve a magic number on a scale, is when everything started to fall into place. You realize working out is all about health, longevity and happiness, not about six packs, and selfies.

So, I say choose to workout for a bunch of reasons (I listed a few above. Google “health benefits of working out” and be prepared for over a weeks worth of reading), but please, pretty please, stray from working out in order to look like someone else, especially if that someone is in a photoshopped pic.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 2nd, 2014 | By | 15 Comments

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A new year = A clean slate.
So, what are you going to do with it?

Here are a few suggestions:

Travel somewhere new, take an art class, take any kind of creative class, get certified in diving, learn to salsa dance, do a ton of DIY’s, find a new hobby, volunteer, volunteer some more, ride your bike more, walk more, start a garden, get a dog, rescue a dog, surf as much as possible, take a few road trips, do your first triathlon, smile more, dish out random acts of kindness…

If you think about it, there is a lot you can do with 356 days.

So, enjoy the clean slate and exhilarating feeling of a brand new year, then go do something (big or small) with it.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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December 19th, 2013 | By | 1,014 Comments

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Carpe (don’t dread) the diem.

We all know the feeling…going to bed and dreading the sound of our alarm clock the next day. We’ve seen the funny cheeky sayings “I need another day between Saturday and Sunday” ” I’m allergic to Mondays”…yadda yadda. But you know what? Having a negative mindset about a day, before it even happens, doesn’t really give that day a chance.

So I say, figure out a way to enjoy the days of the week you dread.

Here are a few ideas:

* Have some sort of after work activity you love, and can look forward to doing: Surfing, yoga, go on a hike, kickball league, etc.
* Go to a movie during the week.
* Do something über fun the night before the aforementioned dreaded day.
* Wake up an extra hour early so you can surf before work.
* Coffee with friends is always a perk me up.
* Volunteer at an animal shelter/aquarium/some place without grumpy humans.
* Take an art class one night of the week.

A little simple thing that breaks the routine, can take you from dreading a day, to delighting in it. Yes (gasp) even Mondays.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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December 12th, 2013 | By | 55 Comments

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Here are a few of the best exercises to do during the holiday season…

Table Push Aways and Fork Put Downs.

Notice: You still have a fork, are eating and being festive. Please don’t feel the need to be the weird relative eating just a lettuce wedge and reciting nutrition facts on eggnog. Just remember to stop when you are full, try to not go back for thirds or fourths, and share the desert with a friend (or the dog under the table. If it doesn’t have chocolate in it).
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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