ELLIE'S MONTHLY MESSAGE

How to Avoid the Holiday Pounds

It happens every year - we even have come to expect it as a normal part of life. The holidays come, the weather is cooler, we are less active and we eat and drink more. A LOT more. Halloween comes and it is a day devoted to remembering the dead - and eating and...

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Sunday, Holy Sunday: Mindful Eating Part 2

I was talking to a friend the other day about diet and eating well and how to get in shape and suddenly this popped into my head: When it comes to diet (and many other aspects of life), You need to treat your Sunday as a "Holy Day"... and this is what I mean... When...

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Mindful Eating

One of the most common conversations John and I have with our clients is about their diet. We ask them if they eat well and they usually say yes, they eat pretty healthily. Then when we ask them what they ate that day they tell us and it's usually pretty bad! OR... it...

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I’m turning 47!!

I recently heard someone say, "If I could live my life over again, I would do it all differently". I'm sure you've heard it before. In fact, most of us have said it many times before. But I think the real question is, what am I GOING to do? Almost every week I hear...

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This Saturday – Grand Re-Opening!!!

Hey there everyone! I just wanted to remind all of you about our Grand Re-Opening to celebrate our expansion into our new space and to let people in the area know about our special place this Saturday, August 27th from 10 am - 1pm. We will have:     * 10am FREE...

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I Am a Failure.

And I am proud of it. I recently heard a speech by J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series. She was talking about how she had hit rock bottom after her divorce and before she wrote the first Harry Potter book, and she felt like a complete failure and had...

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Its Hard to Cry When Youre Running, Part 2

Last fall I posted an article about depression and how I have learned how to cope with it over the years. You can read it here: http://crossfitodyssey.com/its-hard-to-cry-when-youre-running/.  Since posting that, I can't tell you how many people have come to me and...

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The Golden Rule

Ahhh... the Golden Rule...  the idea that we should treat people the same way that we would like to be treated ourselves. The wording for the Rule that I grew up with is, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," Luke 6:31. The Golden Rule has also shown up...

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It’s Hard to Cry When You’re Running

I suffer from depression. I have my whole life. It is my deep dark secret. It started when I was in middle school and has continued to this day. However, within the past few years I have finally reigned it in and learned how to control it - for the most part. That...

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I’m Not as Good as That Guy/Girl

    When I first began doing CrossFit I was you. I thought I knew a lot about fitness and being in good shape and eating healthily. I thought I knew a lot about form. I thought I was a decent athlete. And I thought I would never be as strong or fast or good as "that...

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Enjoying the Journey…

Where do you want to go in life? What are your goals? Most importantly, what will happen when you reach those goals? Will everything suddenly be right with the universe? We all have a tendency to think that everything in this life will be better if only I could "fill...

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