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Dawn Wagner
There is nothing in a caterpillar that says it's going to be a butterfly.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that says it's going to be a butterfly.
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Because I have this crazy idea...
When people ask me "Why a documentary?", I explain it's because I have this crazy idea that my purpose is bigger than me. I love helping others reach their goals and if sharing my story can inspire and motivate just one person then this whole project will h...

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Lights! Camera! Action!
Back in January, I had an epiphany about what my purpose for being created was, which I feel is to inspire and motivate others. Since then, I've been working on a documentary entitled, "If Only She Were Thinner", which I am producing with assistance from my...

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A New Level of Motivation
I was able to work with the most amazing personal trainer while I was working in California this week. I’ve worked with a few trainers in the past, including a few in my home gym, but Eugene is not just a personal trainer - he is also a Command Fitness Lead...

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THIS is who I am...Defining Myself, Part 2
Three and a half years ago, my most popular post, " Defining Myself ", was published. I was at a very different point in my life when I generated that first list. My eyes were wide open to so many possibilities. After just coming out of a violently abusive ...

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Limits are meant to be pushed!
Yoda wisdom is something I wish I had instilled in me.  I am starting this post off with an apology to my readers. Between work and life, I've been going Mach II with my hair on fire since my last post nearly two months ago. It started in March with a trip ...

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Excuses & Results Don't Mix
I often get caught up in conversations with people (friends, family, gym members, complete strangers) about dieting, weight loss, and exercise. Most people have a specific goal they are trying to lose weight for. An upcoming wedding, a beach vacation, or a ...

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Can't Stop, Won't Stop
In early January, one of my best guy friends and I were chatting about my weight loss progress. He texted me afterward and said, "You seem much happier when you are fit. Yet, things get in the way, and you get comfy and resort to things that take you away f...

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Patience, Persistence, and Accountability
I returned home from my business trip to California last Friday and I was a hot mess. I cried the entire three-hour plane ride home and I cried all the way home from the airport. The woes of life on the road can be tough when trying to eat healthy. Not gonn...

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The Problem with Being Superwoman
Despite having Superwoman powers, I am human and can only take so much pressure. My inner motivational speaker is trying to tell me to “suck it up bitch” but I have reached the point where even as I type this, I have crocodile tears rolling down my cheeks. ...

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What Little Changes Can Do
When I was in my 20's, I subconsciously thrived on stress and drama. I was attracted to it.  I got caught up in various television Soap Opera's. Was glued to the news channels for hours during a disaster story. I always had to know the latest drama going on...
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