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What is the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

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I’ve always been a morning workout gal. In college, I remember setting my alarm for the wee hours of the morning, determined to get in a sweat session before class. Sometimes this worked out (pun intended), and other times (like Friday mornings), I found myself hitting snooze. Ten years later (gasp!), I’ve found that mornings still are my prime time...
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My Road to a Healthy Mind and Body

My sophomore year of college, I gained 25 pounds (a solid Wisconsin winter coat!). At the time, I placed blame on the freshly baked pastries in the sorority house kitchen and the two-mile trek to the gym in frigid temperatures—seriously, it was a -20 degree walk to workout! But, let’s get real for a sec. There was more to it...
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Lessons From Bikini Prep: 5 Ways to Prepare for Showtime

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In 2016 I did something I never thought I would do—I signed up for a bodybuilding competition. Think sparkling bikini, a bronze tan, and 5” inch heels (walking in those took some practice!).  The experience was a 12-week physical transformation and emotional rollercoaster. I learned about macros, carb cycling, building a strength program, posing, and sacrifice. The day of my...
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