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How to fight fitness fatigue

Fitness burnout is a real thing — these foolproof tips will help you get out of your workout rut. Trust me, it happens to all of us. Regardless of how dedicated a person is to their fitness routine, there will be times when they just don’t feel as motivated as they usually do. It’s easy to feel discouraged and to blame ourselves for losing focus, but the truth is that fitness fatigue is just one of the ways our bodies let us know what they need. Don’t think of a dip in your exercise enthusiasm as a negative reflection of your dedication to health and wellness, think of it as a sign that it’s time to change things up! Here are a few ways you can rev up your fitness performance and stay on track with your goals: Tips to fight fitness fatigue Modify your short-term goals If your regular

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Mind

Age: Something for women to be proud of

Getting older is not something to fear or be embarrassed about. It’s a collection of experiences, lessons, and the adventures that have made you who you are. “Age is just a number”—at least that’s what I’ve been told, but I disagree. I’ve never been a big fan of clichés, and this is one I’ve been hearing a lot lately, ever since I turned 49. I realize it’s supposed to provide some kind of comfort around the idea of aging, but I honestly feel that it misses the mark completely. Because age isn’t just a number, it’s so much more! Personally, I think we look at aging from a perspective that’s completely backwards. Instead of being proud of everything we’ve learned and who we’ve become, we waste time and energy pining for the people we used to be. Why do we do that? It’s actually not surprising considering the messages we

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Mind

Creating a path to self-confidence

It’s not about being perfect. Self-confidence is about trusting in who we are right now. We need to stop doubting ourselves. Let’s face it, we hear the term “self-confidence” a lot these days. Social media is full of uplifting quotes telling us how important it is; so why are we still struggling? I think a big part of the problem is that we aren’t sure what it is. The dictionary definition of self-confidence is: Feeling of trust in one’s abilities and qualities. That’s it. It’s not about being perfect and yet, for some reason, we tend to put conditions on our self-esteem. We feel like we have to have achieve all of our goals before we can be proud of ourselves and that’s just not true. Self-confidence is about trusting in who we are right now. Who are we? We’re real, flawed, fabulous women, who are stronger and smarter than we

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