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Lisa Jenkins
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It Turns Out We were All Afraid of the Spin Bike
  The Spin Classroom at my YMCA  While I like to try new things, I am far from the most daring person you will ever meet.  Rarely will I try anything for the first time by myself.  I ran my first 5k with my brother-in-law.  My best friend Amy and I went to...

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Re-Visiting my Snack Attack Prevention Plan
My stress levels are rising.  Home life and work life are busier than ever.  My stress eating habit is wanting to rear it's ugly head!  Before things get out of hand, I thought it would be helpful for me to re-visit the Snack Attack Prevention Plan I set up...

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Marching Forth: Know the Journey will not be Perfect
My plan had been to share a tip everyday this week leading up to March Fourth.  Here we are on Thursday night at 10:40PM and I am tired.  I've been up since 5AM, worked all day and just got home from a meeting.  I want nothing more than to crawl into bed.  ...

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Marching Forth: Put it on Your Calendar
A few weeks ago our Pastor preached about finding balance in your life.  He must have been talking directly to me as finding balance is my lifelong battle.  How in the world does one fit everything in that needs to be done and remain sane? He gave us four p...

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Marching Forth: Create a Circle of Support
Five days away from one of my favorite days of the year and I have another idea for you of how you can March Forth into a healthier life - create a circle of support.  What does that mean?  Tell someone that you want to make some healthy changes in your lif...

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Marching Forth: Taking the Longest Route
I grew up spending several nights a week in a dance studio.  Exercise to me meant leg warmers and an hour or more of dancing around.  Exercise was following along with my Jane Fonda workout tape played on the VCR.  I remember being so excited when the Heart...

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Marching Forth: Small Steps Take You the Farthest
My favorite day of the year will be in here in a week - March Fourth!  It is the only date on the calendar that is a command.  Move forward.  Get moving.  March Forth. By now, for a majority of people, their New Year's Resolutions have fallen to the wayside...

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Dinner Party Potatoes
I spend my days with about 80 senior citizens managing an Adult Day Health Center.  One of my favorite things to do is to sit and talk with them.  They have some of the best life stories.  Each one unique and with a lesson to share. I've been spending time ...

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I Know Me
Over the past several days I have found myself repeatedly saying "I know me." I know that as soon as I sit down in the evening I am going to fall asleep. I know that if I eat one Swedish Fish and I am sitting near an open bag of Swedish Fish, I am going to ...

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Don't Give Up! 3 Tips to Keeping Your New Year's Resolution
It's about this time of the year that people start bailing on their New Year's Resolutions.  In fact, according to the University of Scranton's research, only 8% of people who make a resolution actually keep it.  Before you throw out your goal, your hopes, ...
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