Archive for December, 2013

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

The 20-Something’s Guide to a First Date Outfit

Oh, the dreaded first-date outfit: falling on the outfit difficulty scale between job interviews and the first day of school.

The first date is all about first impressions, so wearing something that makes you feel comfortable and confident will let you focus on whether your date is the one for you (or to plan an escape if he’s a total dud).

These four tips are a fail-safe way to plan the perfect outfit – and hey, if the guy doesn’t work out, at least you’ll have a cute outfit ready for your next first date!

1. Plan Ahead

Choose your outfit in advance so you aren’t panicking in your underwear 10 minutes before you have to leave. You are more likely to be relaxed and have a good time if you aren’t second-guessing the outfit you threw together at the last minute.

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Ways to Bend the Boring Dating Rules

boring dating 2If you asked ten dating experts the same questions about love and dating, you could end up with ten different versions of an answer. Does that mean some answers are wrong, while the other is right? No. What it means is that there are no true magical rules for every situation. We are all very different as people. Likewise, every flirtation or dating situation is different.

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How to Stay Motivated and Avoid Bailing on Your Fitness Classes

stay motivated 2You’ve decided to get started on that New Year’s resolution early, this year you’re really going to start going to the gym regularly, you’re going to get yourself in the best shape of your life, you want to prove 30 is the new 20…but after footing that pricey bill for a gym membership or a 20-class pass you find yourself dragging yourself out the door or skipping class altogether.

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Easy Recipe for Healthy Breakfast Cookies

text-align: left;” align=”center”>cookiesTemptations are everywhere – even more so now that the holidays are just around the corner. It’s no secret that eating healthy takes willpower and motivation, but what if I told you there are a few ways to make it easier?

One of my favourite tricks to a healthy diet is to eat a nutritious breakfast. A morning meal that will fill you up and give you the right kind of fuel is the key ingredient for success. What if that meal could also be a cookie? Sounds too good to be true – but I promise I wouldn’t tease you like that. What I am about to share with you is a healthy treat that you can feel good about devouring at any time of the day! This breakfast cookie combines healthy fats and natural sugars to give your body the boost it needs to get your metabolism revved up for the rest of the day – using only five ingredients. It is also raw, vegan and gluten and dairy free, which makes it safe for [almost] any dietary restrictions.

Enough mumble jumble though – let’s get to the cookies.

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Are Fitness Classes Worth the Money? An Expert’s Opinion

fitness classes 2Fitness classes are an excellent method of getting fit and optimizing health.

I personally grew up in fitness classes. My mother was a Jazzercise instructor and had me in head bands and leg warmers for as long as I can remember. Even after years of education in the health/wellness/fitness field when I’m feeling like I need a little fun or extra motivation for my workouts, you will surely find me attending a nearby fitness class.

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Want a Ripped Body? Here’s Where to Start.

ripped body 2There are numerous factors involved in getting ripped, I am not to keen on the phrase “abs are made in the kitchen” because I am a believer of developing all areas not just one.  Please keep in mind; the major factor involved in getting ripped is being CONSISTENT.  Just like anything else, it takes time, along with hammering at it on a daily basis.

1. Nutrition Is Key

It is important that you are in a negative energy balance. In order to see your abs, you must lose the body fat covering the abs, in order to drop the body fat you must be consuming fewer calories than you are burning. This can be achieved through a number of modalities including metabolism, nutrition, cardio, training etc. The easiest and simplest way to control this is by monitoring your nutrition intake.

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Advice for Women Who Are Dating More Than One Guy

dating more 2Dating is like going to a candy store.  Each time you try a different piece to see which one you like the best.  Some look enticing on the outside until you unwrap and taste it only to discover it wasn’t what you thought.  Others may not look so great displayed on the shelf, but once you try it you realize that it is your favorite and you keep going back for more!

“Playing the field” in dating Candyland is actually a healthy way to discover not only who is right for you, but also a great way to get to know yourself in the process.  When I coach clients I always explain my theory of dating as having several phases.  The first phase is the courting phase where it should be light and fun while getting to know various people.

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Spotting the SEX ONLY Signs

sex only 2When trying to sort out where a man falls on the scale of “Just Sex vs. Settling Down,” how can you know if he’s into you as a complete package or into your body and what it can do for his package? To give you a leg up on the situation, here are a few clues that will allow you to discern when a guy is seeing you as “convenient” instead of “commitment.”

 

  • He spends more money on you when he’s looking to get laid.
    Most single guys know that they have to give something to get some. But when a guy thinks it’s all about the stuff he gets a woman or the places he takes her, he is likely not looking for a relationship. More probable? He’s hoping to buy his way into more sex.
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