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Pop quiz! Which one of the following would you guess I have NOT seen at the gym over the years: A brawl worthy of a cage match on ESPN A woman falling off the treadmill and breaking her wrist, and continuing to run out of embarrassment  Someone fainting and falling off a bench A man […]

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Aging is a funny thing. And by “funny” I don’t mean LOL funny. More like OMG what happened? funny. For example…  One day you’re Person A, going through your day, running errands, seeing a movie, going out to dinner. You get home, you’re pleasantly relaxed, have a glass of wine, and go to sleep at […]

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A lot of words and phrases get thrown around in the fitness realm. You hear things like, “engage your core!” “keep a neutral spine!” and, “turn around, you’re on the machine backwards!” All suggestions made with good intent. Often, people pretend to know the meaning behind these tips when in actuality, they have no clue. […]

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Pop quiz! How do marshmallows relate to achieving a goal? HInt: it’s one of these… A.They make a delicious reward after a tough week B. You can throw them at people who annoy you, without inflicting (severe) bodily harm C. They mix well with a crunchy cereal and easily cut into squares D. None of […]

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I found a frog in my bathroom sink the other morning. And no, that’s not some sort of secret code.  I was about to brush my teeth and did not yet have my contacts in. So when I saw a large, brown thing on the side of the sink, I thought it was some massive […]

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Betrayed. In my mind — and from what other women over 50 tell me — this one word sums up how it feels when body parts cease cooperating with you. The conversation I have with my knee could be one you’d have with a best friend who you found out has been stealing protein bars […]

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I ate a Caesar salad (dressing on the side) last week. Normally this act would not raise an eyebrow and may even elicit a sarcastic, “Oh, good for you. I ate an entire pizza.” But since the romaine lettuce E. coli scare, this same statement is on par with running with the bulls, surfing during […]

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This week I spent two days at a business event. As an introvert, that very sentence is enough to make me want to hide in a closet.  Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy meeting people, especially since I know many in this particular group. But being in a roomful of other humans for two entire […]

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I just came back from the dentist. I’ll wait for the applause to die down before continuing. Because, seriously, every person should be met with a cheering crowd after any dental work. Whether it’s deep cleaning with what feels like construction equipment or root canals, it’s always ZERO amounts of fun. To make matters worse, […]

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Whether you feel like a grownup or not, after 50 you can rest assured you’re as much of an official adult as you’ll ever be. This is both good and bad. Here’s the upside: Your entire life is up to you. The food you eat, the clothes you wear, the people in your social circle […]

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