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Overcoming those roadblocks in life that hit you like a brick.

Recognize that an obstacle is only temporary.  Giving up is not an option if you want to succeed.  Giving in for a bit of time can work in your favor, if it's only temporary.  If giving in helps you recognize what the problem is, what it means you and how important it is to overcome, then by all means give in temporarily.  If you give up instead of giving in,…


Added by Wanda McCormick on May 8, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Is your workout as effective as it can be?

We are several weeks into the New Year and you have been going to the gym faithfully every day.  You started out gung ho and now you are getting bored with your routine.  You dropped a couple pounds and you are not noticing anymore coming off.  What is going on?  There are a few things you can do make your workout more effective and see results longer than a couple weeks. 

Here are some tips:

  • Enjoy your time at the gym.  Find activities that are fun and push you beyond…

Added by Wanda McCormick on January 30, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Are you doing the same things yet expecting different results?

For some of us, that means jumping on the treadmill or elliptical, sweating for an hour and calling it a day.  Why don’t we see the results we expect?  Possibly because the workout routine may be missing one key ingredient and that is muscle development.

Do you think you could take your workout to another level just by combining that cardio component with some strength training exercises?  Absolutely!

We live in a fast paced world and it’s often difficult to…


Added by Wanda McCormick on January 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

We know that the holidays can be the ruin of an exercise regimen.

With all that food, no time to go to the gym, days of travelling, all mean that it’s pretty easy to find yourself in early January feeling like you’re starting over from scratch.  Luckily, there are strategies for getting through the holidays in good shape.  In this article, I give you five great exercises to keep up your six-pack abs anytime, anywhere, and some tips for getting through holiday gatherings unscathed (physically, that is – dealing with your family is up to…


Added by Wanda McCormick on December 10, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

9 Ways to Eat Healthy Food on a Budget

Here is a great article by Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic, PhD, RD

Times are tough, and for some people, spending money on organic and specialty food items is just not a possibility.  But, these people also don’t want to eat potato chips and hot dogs for dinner, and are looking for solutions to eat better without breaking the bank.

Here are our Top 9 Ways to Eat Healthy On a Budget and ensure…


Added by Wanda McCormick on November 21, 2011 at 5:06pm — 1 Comment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: “Taking It Easy” May Not Be Best

Lots of people talk about always being tired, but we don’t often think about those who truly are tired all the time—those who suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Most of us are tired a lot because of factors within our control—things like poor diet, irregular exercise habits, irregular sleep habits, handling stress poorly, and over-booking our lives, especially when we commit to activities that do not truly matter to us.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) differs substantially…


Added by Wanda McCormick on March 7, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Vacation Adventure in Our Back Yard

They say there are two kinds of people, and when it comes to vacations, that seems to be the truth. Some people pack up the car and hit the road or just fly to a destination and explore it, without any specific plans. Other people plan each part of their vacations, knowing just where they will be and what they will be doing the whole time. I’ve usually been part of the second group—planning things out. I plan where to stay and how long I will drive each day, and I make reservations ahead of…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Heartburn: Could it be more serious?

How often do you pop a couple antacid tablets and go on with your day? Have those tablets become part of your daily routine, like dessert after every meal? Do you ignore it, figuring you just ate too much or that the food was too spicy? Heartburn–that burning feeling in your lower chest and/or that sour taste in the back of your mouth–can sometimes be very serious.  

If you frequently have heartburn, it can evolve into GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. Not only can GERD be very…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 8, 2011 at 8:08am — No Comments

The New-Year’s-Resolution Diet: Take Another Look

Many people who began the New Year with a resolution to lose weight bought into a quick-fix restrictive diet. And they saw results. A lot of crash diets allow for 5 or 10 pounds of weight-loss in just a couple weeks.

The problem is that overly restrictive diets aren’t possible long-term, and by now a lot of resolutions have fallen by the wayside. People have resumed their normal…


Added by Wanda McCormick on February 3, 2011 at 11:42am — No Comments

I've heard that lifting weights is beneficial for runners. But if I had extra time to do that, wouldn't I be better off using it to run a little more?

Great question posed in Competitor magazine.  Matt Fitzgerald responds;

Weightlifting and other forms of strength training help runners in three ways. 

First, they enhance performance, mainly by boosting running economy.  The legs function like springs during running.  Research has shown that weightlifting and plyometrics (jumping exercises) make the legs springier, so runners move faster with less energy.

Second, strength training also reduces injury risk.  Instability…


Added by Wanda McCormick on January 9, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Feeling your best

We all want to lead a happy, successful, and balanced life. And we all struggle sometimes to find the energy and time to meet our goals.  In this article, I look at some of the meanings of the phrase “feeling your best” and some of the ways we get off track. 

From my perspective as a personal trainer, I see a lot of goals coming back to “Eat right and exercise.” These are the behaviors that give us the health and energy that our other goals require. At the same time, I do see that some…


Added by Wanda McCormick on January 7, 2011 at 4:40pm — No Comments

I'm usually pretty humble but this was a great surprise that i wanted to share it and thank everyone that has been a very important part of the process.

Some People Deserve Awards - Congratz Wanda!

by Patti Serrano on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 7:56am

Wanda McCormick,  a lady that came into a new town (Colorado Springs) in…


Added by Wanda McCormick on January 4, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Do you need a little internal "housecleaning"?

This is an invitation and strong recommendation to join me in getting fit and feeling energetic as we kick off the New Year.

I've seen a distinct correlation between my energy, focus and fitness level over the last five years, since I changed careers. As many of you know, it's made all the difference in the world in my passion for helping others in a big way and having the stamina to continue toward making my business everything it has become and to work toward the millionaire status I… Continue

Added by Wanda McCormick on January 3, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Don't do it, New Years resolutions don't last!

How many years have we found ourselves doing the same old thing? At the first of the year, we make that resolution to get in shape and stay in shape. Everyone does it. That’s why the health clubs are so busy in January. But by Valentine’s Day most of us don’t even remember the way to the gym. The health clubs don’t care, they got their money. We keep paying them each month, hoping we will make it back. But life takes over.

Tell me this, why do we put our health on hold until January…


Added by Wanda McCormick on December 26, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Boost your metabolism by eating more often.

One of the hardest aspects of my job as fitness coach is to tell you that you may have to eat more! Try telling a woman that has dieted most of her life that she isn't eating enough and that could be the reason she just can't get those pounds off.

Eating smaller meals but more often also boosts your metabolism which in turn burns more fat and the cycle keeps going. Keeping an eye on what you eat is just as important as when you eat it. Skipping meals may tempt you into eating more when…


Added by Wanda McCormick on December 20, 2010 at 9:50pm — No Comments

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