Take The Power Back!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently forecasted that 42% of the U.S. population will be obese by 2030. Our country is in a health crisis. For reasons unknown to me, I must do something about it. With the support of The … Read More

Lions, Tigers, Teddy Grahams, Oh My!

Back in September I joined the 20lb Challenge and it changed my life.  I lost 20lbs and began to crave exercise.  I actually can honestly say, “I love to exercise!”  Minus abs, I hate ab work!  My weight loss was going great and I was hoping to lose another 20 … Read More

Back to Basics…

Today I started logging my food on mynetdiary.com again.  I found this tool to be very useful during the first 20lb Challenge I did last fall.  I have talked to a few other successful participants and logging food was a main component of their weight loss success.  I have heard … Read More

A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day … Read More

Need A Dinner Idea?

I don’t know about you but I could always use a little help trying to figure out what to make for dinner.  Not only that, but what can I make that’s healthy, yummy, quick, and filling?  We all have our standby recipes, but by the time I figure out something … Read More

Lower Your Risk!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber Type 2 Diabetes is a common disease that can harm your health in many ways. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin. Insulin is critical for the body to use glucose for energy … Read More

Visualization and Positive Self Talk

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel So, you would like to lose twenty pounds. Here is the first step to success that many people skip entirely: visualization. Throughout your day, visualize what 20 pounds lighter would look and feel like and quit thinking about the negative thoughts associated with being … Read More

Stop Binge Eating!

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Jackie Corcoran Does this weight loss scenario sound familiar?. . . “Must lose a couple of pounds! Tomorrow is a day of discipline–no thought out eating plan–just very few calories and absolutely no junk food no matter what!” Breakfast is skipped–lunch too. While the feeling of … Read More

Healthy at Every Size

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Annie Barber I came across a wonderful book called Health At Every Size by Linda Bacon and want to share it with you all. She calls it a peace movement, and health professionals across the nation are giving in and supporting this wonderful “movement.” This book … Read More

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