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Bliss Salad Challenge!

September 6, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

If you’d like to eat healthier and want some inspiration –  join us for our Bliss 21 Salads Challenge!

This time of year always makes me eager for change. With Labor Day now behind us and a new fall schedule in place (the kids are back in school – hallelujah!) I’m ready to get my health back on track.

Our focus here is healthy eating. With the help of Live…

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What’s Holding You Back?

July 22, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

What’s Holding You Back from Being Your Best?
By Angela Korte
Finally! At the age of 40, I am feeling better, brighter, sexier and stronger than ever before in my life! Really! Why, at an age that to my younger self seemed “old” and everyone warns is when “it all goes downhill” do I feel like I am in my prime?

I owe it all to my growing knowledge…

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Power Breakfast for Productivity…

April 26, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

Want something quick to take on the go for breakfast?  Skip the poptarts and McMuffins…those things are killing people slowly!  Here’s your new game plan:

Prep some protein smoothies for the week and keep them in the fridge or freezer until it’s time to blend.  Not only do they taste great, but they are a complete balanced meal that will keep you full until lunch, or your…

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STOP Chasing Squirrels…

April 26, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

It starts innocently enough.  If you’re anything like me, you wake determined to make your day productive.  One friend described it like this, “I start chasing squirrels – one here – one there, then before I know it it’s time to pick up the kids from school!”  We know we need to power through and get our work done but often our days spiral and we’re left chasing our…

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Why You Should Lift to Loose…

March 19, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

We are fortunate to meet great people who are obviously living the healthy lifestyle.  Deana Brownlow is  at the top of that list.  She owns FIT BY STRENGTH in Ada and helps many others to get healthy and fit.  Her business card says she’ll change your body in 30 minutes 2 times / wk.  Sign me up!  Here’s her post we featured in our recent newsletter…

8 REASONS WHY…

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Make a Date (and it’s NOT with Your Valentine!)

February 17, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

Health Benefits of Making a Date with Someone Other Than Your Valentine…
Valentine’s Day is upon us… and unless Geal Garcia Bernal comes knocking at my door this weekend (he plays maestro Rodrigo in my new fav show ‘Mozart in the Jungle’) I’m planning to have a date with only my husband this weekend. Studies show, however, that if I was smart I’d also make another date…

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#1 Factor in Staying Motivated Is…

January 17, 2016 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

How to Stay Motivated…
January can be tricky.  Many of us start the month with such hope and determination. “This is going to be my BEST year ever!”  Then a couple weeks in, life happens and before we know it we’re back to our old ways.  But wait – don’t give up!

If you are one of those individuals that always accomplish your every goal – congrats!  (How do you…

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Salad Inspiration!

August 30, 2015 · by mark mcnamara · No Comments

Need some inspiration to break free from the same old boring salad and go beyond the basic Cobb and Caesar?  Look no further.

This is the season to go crazy with salads.  Fresh produce (from your garden or the farmer’s market) is abundant and ready for the picking!

I’ve discovered (and share below) some great salad recipes and also offer a couple of our own favorites.  I hope…

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