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Category Archives: Motivation

3 Fitness Truths to Think About This Heart Month

healthy heart

A friend convinced me to join her for my first indoor power cycling class this past weekend. I’m always up for trying a new class (even after a painfully-awkward Zumba experience where my lack of rhythm was on full display) … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Win Your Goals with Becky Allen

2020 Goals text on note pad

Last week, we were excited to fire up members for their 2020 health goals with help from speaker and wellness coach Becky Allen. Hundreds of TOPS members joined us via webinar as Becky shared how to make healthy goals that … Continue reading

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The Top Wellness Wednesday Blogs of 2019 – Readers’ Picks

rolling the dice on New Year’s resolutions for 2020

As 2019 begins to wind down, it’s almost impossible not to reflect on the past year. The highs, the lows and all the little simple-but-special moments in between. One of my “highs” is reading comments from readers like you. It … Continue reading

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Watching Your Weight? Focus on These

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There’s been a lot of buzz about non-scale victories lately and for good reason. Broadening your focus beyond what the scale reads is one way to stay motivated on your journey. Think about your last frustrating face-off with the scale. … Continue reading

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“I Can’t Do Yoga Because…”

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This week, I’m excited to once again have TOPS Publication Specialist Taylor Patton as my special guest blogger. “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible.” I’ve heard this excuse about 13 times—this year. Working at a yoga studio, flexibility … Continue reading

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Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Making a decision

I finally did it. After a year and a half of thinking about it, overthinking about it, and teetering on the fence, I officially signed up for my first “Introduction to Improv” course. “Improv” is short for improvisational comedy and … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Weight-Loss Goals

We finally got our first real taste of spring here in the Midwest this week. Grills were fired up, windows were thrown open and winter boots were gleefully tucked away … and now we’re expecting snow. But, despite the weather, … Continue reading

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Ways to Stay Active in Winter

As I write this, the flakes continue to fly here in Wisconsin. They’re pretty, I’ll give them that. But all I can think about is scraping my windshield at the end of the workday, the slippery ride home and the … Continue reading

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Making a Healthy Change? Don’t Do These 3 Things

The holidays have come and gone, and a new year is here. It’s also that time when dieting advice is everywhere you turn … even if you didn’t ask for it. While I typically like to focus on what to … Continue reading

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