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What do you do when you're to pooped to move and need energy? Caffeine? 5-hour energy drinks? Electric cattle prod?

Caffeine has NO effect on me. If I'm tired or falling asleep, I need sugar. Please pass the donuts! They're great with hot, black coffee!!

P.S. I've dropped a couple of pounds thanks to "emotional diarrhea". *crazy*

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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers! I was sitting at my desk for too long and was so stiff that I had to s-t-r-e-t-c-h when I got up.

While it's important to stretch before you exercise, we all need to stretch to keep our muscles flexible, strong, and healthy. We NEED that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage. YIKES!!

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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday again (dang, that weekend was short…)!

Now that Spring has sprung (although some of us are still in snowshoes), people want to get OUTSIDE. Go for a walk! Smell the fresh air, enjoy the budding trees and blooming flowers, listen to birdsong… BTW, what the heck is that freaking bird so happy about at 5am??

Walking has MANY benefits. It’s a simple way to work muscle groups AND burn calories. But the benefits add up when you walk more often and gradually increase your pace. Everything below is based on walking 30 minutes a day.

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OT - Tone-up Tuesday

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It's that day again. Time to talk about how we're doing, successes, failures, get some tips and support, and talk health!!!

What do you wear when you work out? Do you like to sweat and wear sweats and long sleeves? Do you prefer loose-fitting or body-skimming clothes?

No long, flowing pants. Last night, I caught my toe in the hem of my lounge/palazzo pants and took a header into the love seat. Poetry in motion, baby!

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It's Tuesday again, STalkers! How goes the toning? I looked in the mirror and realized that, in a swimsuit, I look like a potato: pasty white and round with splashes of color in the middle. Just the look I was striving for....NOT!!!

I went to the doctor and stepped on the dreaded scale (after removing my 50-lb boots and 20-lb wallet). Turns out I have actually lost 6.5 pounds. Surprise!!! Since I am still NOT working out and am constantly exhausted, I have to attribute that to my on-the-fly breakfast substitute: a protein shake.

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Happy Tuesday, STalkers!!

I'm going to change it up a little bit and talk about healthy FOOD. Specifically, food substitutes. We all know there are tons of foods out there that are BAD for us. Foods we feel guilty about eating - especially after "I can't believe I ate the whote thing". Foods that are our guilty pleasure (put that Girl Scout Thin Mint DOWN!!!).

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