1. Wahls Protocol

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    July 7, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Almost 2 years ago I attended a lecture on a “revolutionary” approach to treating MS by Dr Terry Wahls, whom …
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  2. Gear Shift

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    July 6, 2016 by Darlene McC

    Long ago and a few apartments away I started this space to document my personal journey from totally broken (physically …
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  3. Self Aware People Are Not The Challenge

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    October 9, 2015 by Darlene McC

    If we’re real with ourselves, most people who come to us aren’t “fit people getting fitter” ~ they’re moderate to low on the knowledge scale and possibly even lower on the motivation scale. They want the results; but they’re often scared, confused, and sometimes really unaware of how their own behavior and pre-conceptions are holding them back.

    The difference between a trainer and a high quality coach is how well they can take someone new to fitness who is struggling and support them through to success.

  4. The (Fitness) Journey Never Ends – it just changes

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    October 2, 2015 by Darlene McC

    I love my job. I love my team…. But 2 years of management has destroyed my body…2 years of devolving into who we think of as “our clients” (sedentary, bad diet, sore back, looooong stints at the computer, high stress) has taught me just as much as recovery from illness did. And the the old adage “you don’t use it you lose it” has been deeply driven home.

    Fitness isn’t a destination, just like life isn’t. It’s a process, and that’s what’s great about it. As our priorities shift and evolve, our bodies (and, in turn, minds) will as well. I’m at the crossroads where I’ve grown into my job enough that I can shift at least part of my priority back to myself and my wellness.

  5. Physical Strength is Feminist

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    September 11, 2015 by Darlene McC

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    If feminist is about equal expectation for everyone and women not being afraid or thought of as ‘less than’ or ‘other’, and if you can train to improve strength, isn’t strength training in itself an expression of feminism? If your goal is true independence and a life without fear, the ability to move and own your body confidently in a space is one vehicle to get there.

  6. The Long Haul and the Re-boot

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    September 4, 2015 by Darlene McC

    So this is my re-boot post. I miss UA and I want to write again. About fitness; about the struggle to care for yourself and one another; about what it’s like to want to live wildly, but be chained to a keyboard for far too many hours. Strategies for breaking free but still living responsibly, and the challenge of loving beer but not my high body composition.

  7. Typey Typey

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    January 4, 2015 by Darlene McC

    Happy New Year, Amazons! I’m sorry 2014 was so quiet.  About 9 months ago a few major projects fell into …
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