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Be Fit Fit! It should be fun!

:: Let's make sure that fitness-related activities you engage in are fun for you. That last part of the previous sentence, "for you", is very important.

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Be Fit Fit! Compassion

I cannot stress enough how important it is to be compassionate when you help others on their path to wellness, health and fitness. People come to you, oftentimes as a "last resort", after years of struggling with either some medical problems or weight issues or nutritional habits. It is extremely hard for them to book that first date with the fitness professional, come to the meeting, sit down, open up right away and pour out all the worries, problems and stress, as they see the person for the first time in their life.

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Be Fit Fit! Awww, the roads you will go

Last weekend, I was privileged to participate in the ultramarathon, organized in the Monument Valley.I would like to share with you a few thoughts and observations, which came to my mind as I was running this wonderful event.

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Be Fit Fit! You have an upper paw!

So, you have been diagnosed with a big one. It might be diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, dementia or a prolapsing bladder.

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Be Fit Fit! Healthy Asian Cooking

You asked, we deliver! Here goes (text only) of Jan's presentation on Healthy Asian Cooking, which took place at the Be Fit Fit Studio on January 27th. I hope it is inspiring, happy (Asian) cooking!

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Be Fit Fit! It did not happen overnite!

OK, so, you are growing inpatient because, despite the New Year's resolution, your weight seems not to bulge down much. Worry not, the weight gain did not happen overnight. It took you months and years, plus this past November and December (jointly and joyously referred to as "the Holiday Season"), to arrive at the starting line of this year's resolutions.

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Be Fit Fit! Focus!

Have you noticed how much time at the gym is lost on unnecessary small talk? Whenever I pass by any of the "big" gyms in the area, I observe, with horror, how some gym members come mostly to exercise their maxillofacial muscles while chatting with the other gym-goers. To me, exercising your facial muscles is not the primary goal of visiting a gym.

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Be Fit Fit! Are You Truly Motivated?

A question: When you think of your fitness or non-fitness goals, do you smile? Do you at least smile to yourself, you know, deep inside? You should! This is one of the best ways to tell that you are intrinsically motivated, that you are not motivated by your friends, partner, the secret wishes of your pet or by the harsh comments of your ex's grandma. When you think of, say, running that 5K in the spring, and you smile - this is a great sign. It means you want it for yourself and your wanting comes from deep inside of you, and is not the result of the whimsy daydreaming of your pal.

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Be Fit Fit! November 11, 2015 Presentation: How I feed the Fit-Fit GiRRRl (A hard day in the chef's life)

Due to the popular demand: Below is the text of the presentation which Jan offered last night at my Studio and lots of you missed. So, here you have lots of the questions answered re: how i eat (or not)... In the fun way. Jan cooks for us (I do the dishes!). So, he told it all from the personal Chef's perspective! We laughed all the evening long! ;-) So, here it goes (he had more of the funny pictures of yours truly, but we have to do just with one here):

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Be Fit Fit! Addicted to the White Death?

White death comes in an array of colors. And I am not talking about an avalanche. The topic of today's blog is sugar. It hides in most of the food "products". Pretty much, the more colorful and crazy-looking the package of your "food" item is, the better the chances it contains lots of sugar.

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Be Fit Fit! The Mighty PSSS...

Psoas. A well-hidden core muscle. Not many of us heard of it. Protected by layers and layers of other body tissues and organs and hard to access.

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Be Fit Fit! Think of the payoffs!

In need of some motivation to stick your head from under that cozy blankie at 6AM to head out for the gym?

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Be Fit Fit! Is It Any Fit-Fit?

Do you feel stagnated, not moving forward? Even if you do dutifully put in your gym time every Mon, Wed and Fri, and on the alternating days, you take that hike?

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Be Fit Fit! Wired?

Oftentimes, I am asked which type of applications and electronic devices I am using at present.The bad news is that I am somewhat electronically- and device-challenged, meaning that I only use these devices when I really must.

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Be Fit Fit! Let's Get Suspended!

In some circumstances, it is actually beneficial to get suspended! I am talking here about the current trend of exercising with so-called body suspension systems.

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Change your perspective, change your life

As I was running the depths of the Grand Canyon in May, it occurred to me how perspective explains why individuals looking at the same reality can each perceive it differently.

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Be Fit Fit! Lower your (bad) cholesterol levels with these foods

If you suffer from increased levels of the LDL (bad) cholesterol, listen up. You can positively influence its levels within several months by consuming more foods containing lots of soluble fibers. You can get this fiber, for example, from celery, carrots, pears, apples, oranges, beans, peas, barley, oats, almonds, and whole grains.

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Be Fit Fit! The Labels I Want and Do Not Want To See

So, we walk into a "natural" store. Or, into as "natural", "wholesome", "organic" and, generally, "beaming-with-health" store as it gets in the given area. And many of us assume that all products which the "as-natural-as-it-gets" store sells are, well. natural and good for us.Unfortunately, this is not so.

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Be Fit Fit! The Mommy's Day Reflection

Why is it so important to me that my daughter likes to exercise? And, by "exercising", I mean both activities, structured around the gyms, studios, and soccer and other fields, and the games and other active pursuits, which she likes while not even realizing that she is working out (such as trampoline jumping or running with the dog).

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Be Fit Fit! : How to get the flavor without using too much salt?

Excessive sodium (salt) intake is blamed for high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, water retention, and it contributes to the weight gain.

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Be Fit Fit! How blessed we are!

I always start my day with a moment of reflection: how blessed I am to wake up, be healthy, and feel strong and energetic. How great it feels to be me, to be where I am and to be at the point in my life I enjoy right now. I am 45 and I feel so blessed and happy about my life now!

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Be Fit Fit! Have a Spicy Weekend!

As the weekend approaches, I figured it out you might be about to cook something really, really, but really yummy!!!

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Be Fit Fit! Dinner is Served!

I am often asked about yummy recipes we use at our home. Below is one of the salmon dinner recipes my husband uses for both of us:

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Be Fit Fit! Sleep Tight!

With the Holiday Season in the past and all of us moving into the New Year, desperately attempting to stick to our respective New Year's resolutions, sleep might be the last on our list.

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Be Fit Fit! Eat Your Way to Health!

Why do you still eat food which is not good for you?