Category Archives: Mary

Week 5- Balance

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Balance is such a hard thing to get just right. How do you relax a little, without losing all your motivation and momentum? How do you push through tough stages without getting burnout? The reality is, there is no generic formula. It is something you have to figure out for your self. But, I can [...]

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Week 2, part 2-Why go organic?

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What does organic food or organically grown mean? It refers to food grown or produced without the use of modern synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizer, irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical food additives.  It also is food not grown from genetically modified (GM) seeds, or fed GM food.  Organic meats and dairy products come from animals not [...]

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Week 2, part 1- Genetic Modification of our Food

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This week I want to talk to you about Genetically Modified (GM) foods and organic foods. These topics are pretty high on my list of priorities, and I do not think I can cover both in one post. This article aims to give you an overview of GMO’s , but it does not cover any [...]

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Why does fat accumulate while eating low-fat food?

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It’s the burning question right. Why do women after age 35 suddenly have trouble losing the holiday pounds? Why are some kids in the same family heavy and others skinny, despite eating the same foods? Why do we hit plateaus? And why do we put on weight in specific places. I’m Irish, so my fat [...]

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Grapes- more than just a fruit!

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Living in the wine valley of Southern California we are surrounded by fresh orchards, fruit trees in our gardens and of course the wonderful vineyards of the Temecula Valley. If we take the time to be observant, we can see how the fresh foods we eat give us clues to the benefits we reap from [...]

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Spring Break!

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Aaahhh…. A week of no alarm clocks and little or no schedule! Bliss. I love sleeping till I wake naturally and this year I have been mostly a good girl and getting to bed at 10/10.30 pm. I feel so good but because I am sleeping till 7 ish and not actually getting up till [...]

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Gut ‘n’ Butts

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Guts “n” butts- it’s what we all worry about in our swim wear-right? LOL The good news is that you can firm up these areas in 6-12 weeks if you have a little patience and can be consistent. I believe abs are mostly made in the kitchen, but butts are mostly made in the gym! [...]

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Breath, Be Still

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My tendency is to be doing, not being. But, that way of life is draining, exhausting and overwhelming.  Being type A, it’s hard to admit this. But it’s true. It took me a long time, and many books to realize that my over analysis of everything, my urge to be busy and productive ALL the [...]

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Positivity

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I am believer in putting your best foot forward every day. I’m not always successful but that’s my goal.!!! I have a very low tolerance for whining and constant complaining. Kellie and I co-ordinate the lower school PE program for ours kids charter school. Part of our commitment to this involves teaching PE all day [...]

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BooksRUs!!!

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I love to read. I have had my nose stuck in a book since I was 5 years old! I have a ton of them at my house and probably 1000’s have gone through my hands. I am going to list some of my favorite books of all time in no particular order. Integrative Nutrition [...]

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