By: karengray | January 14, 2019

We really don’t give ourselves enough credit, you know. We work really hard, each of us doing the very best we can with what we have at any given moment, and we still have a really hard time maintaining any kind of significant weight loss.


There are so many factors to consider, including body type, expectations, current fitness level, and more. But the one I encounter most often with my clients is stress.


Stress, as we know, comes in a few different forms. Acute Stress happens when we are faced with an immediate threat and our “fight-or-flight” response kicks in, making changes to our body to get us ready to bolt or fight for our lives. This is a short-term response to a short-term dangerous situation.


Chronic Stress happens when the perceived...

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By: karengray | January 07, 2019

The days are still getting shorter, and there are many who are still adjusting to the darkness on their drive home from work. We have had a couple decent storms, but the weather has been as varied as the seasons themselves. The holiday season is over, family and friends have gone home, and the political and social climate of the country is tense and uncertain at best.


There is no question that this is a very stressful time of year.


Stress, as we know, comes in a few different forms. Acute Stress happens when we are faced with an immediate threat and our “fight-or-flight” response kicks in, making changes to our body to get us ready to bolt or fight for our lives. This is a short-term response to a short-term dangerous situation.


Chronic Stress...

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By: karengray | December 31, 2018

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, a New Year’s Resolution is “a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year.” A 2018 YouGov poll ranked the most common goals in the U.S. were to eat healthier, get more exercise, and to save more money.

It’s been my experience that people, in general, want to be better than they are right now, and making a New Year’s Resolution is a great way to motivate yourself to follow through on your goals. It sounds easy enough for sure, but still many people can’t keep up the momentum of their resolution long enough to make real changes in their life. In 2017, U.S. News reported that approximately 80% of resolutions fail by the se...

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By: karengray | December 23, 2018

Happy Holidays!

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By: karengray | December 17, 2018

In the last few weeks or so I have found myself feeling like there just isn’t enough time. Between running a busy practice, community and professional obligations, and the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, it can be easy to switch over to auto pilot and wait until it’s over. But I hope that you will resist that urge, and take some time to not only look back, but look ahead at the new year to come!


“It’s About Time Week” is an actual recognized holiday, lasting from Christmas Day until New Year's Eve. Bringing the year to a close, this week is a time dedicated to last-minute goals, chores, and bursts of inspiration. It’s About Time Week is a time to  motivate us as we strive for success and positive beginnings in 2019.


“It’s About ...

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