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Motivation ARCHIVE

  • Fight Fat During the Holidays

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on November 10, 2011

    Beware.  You are about to enter the most difficult time of the year from a nutrition and exercise standpoint. It’s the time of the year when temptations abound, your mind plays tricks, hectic schedules and family gatherings stress you out, and you start thinking that maybe you’ll just face your weight issues in January. After […]

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  • Shed the Fear of Fitness

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on October 12, 2011

    I recently read a study posted on Science Daily about the amazing benefits of exercise and how a 50-year-old can be just as fit as someone 30 years younger. It’s an excellent article and something I’ve been telling people for years. But what happens when articles like this just aren’t enough? There are thousands of […]

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  • Gym Fear: Because I’m Fat

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on August 24, 2011

    I was working out in the gym this morning and a very overweight woman was working out close by. She was about 5’2″ and it appeared she needed to lose about 100 pounds, though that’s not what really got my attention. What I noted was how focused and intense her workout was, and how she […]

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  • People tend to fear starting a weight loss plan because they never seem to get it right. They start, life gets in the way, the process becomes too difficult, the temptations become too easy to give in to, and they quit. I’ve seen history repeat itself time and again, and what I see is that […]

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  • The Diet Hideout

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on June 30, 2011

    Sometimes what you don’t say says more than you realize. The diet hideout. See if this sounds familiar. You courageously declare that you’ve had enough, and you’re going to lose those haunting, pain-in-the-a** pounds that have been teasing and calling you names for so long. Enough – you’ve had enough with the overanalyzing and excuses. […]

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  • 3 Steps to Killer Legs

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on June 16, 2011

    What would you be willing to sacrifice for great-looking legs? I’m not talking about a little bit of improvement. I’m talking about a transformation. Would you clean up your nutrition and be consistent? Would you commit week in and week out to your weight training and cardio workouts and challenge yourself? Would you work to […]

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  • Over the past few weeks my mother has been experiencing a popping in one ear. On Monday, May 17, she was rushed to the emergency room as she experienced some of these pops, felt dizzy and then fainted. As soon as I was notified, I rushed to the emergency room.  As I walked into her […]

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  • I’ve been getting a lot of emails concerning what specifically a client receives when they sign up for online training services with me. So I decided to outline precisely what you can expect to receive. Here’s how it works: Step 1 – After our initial contact, I will email you a questionnaire that asks about […]

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  • Body Image: Healing From the Inside Out

    By Raphael | In Motivation | on April 30, 2011

    Body image. It can be a pain in the ass. We have a warped societal standard as to what constitutes beauty and then you have your own unique perception of your own beauty.  And to add fuel to the fire, people become enamored with Photoshop images of celebrities and models and then try to look like […]

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  • Aging and the Big Fat Lie

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on April 8, 2011

    “Most people work at dying. I work at living. It’s a pain in the ass. You have to eat right and exercise. Most people, when they reach a certain age, let down and talk about what they used to do. Well, who gives a damn about what you used to do? It’s what you’re doing […]

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