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    The Benefits of Aging

    Yesterday was my birthday. I don’t LOVE birthdays, but I don’t dread them either. Here’s why. From a very young age I’ve worked in gyms, and have been surrounded by healthy people all day long. Healthy people age well. In fact, some of the fittest most beautiful women I knew were in their 50s! My […]

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    What I ate today!

    This is not a self indulgent post. This particular video was requested, no, screamed for by the Lean Army on facebook and youtube. I said it in the video, but I’ll say it again, “Today is just one day in the many different types of days.” The power of intent is something I respect deeply. […]

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    LEAN SPAGHETTI SQUASH

    Pasta is a guilty comfort. It’s also the most commonly missed “naughty” food. How do I know? Because I get e-mails complaining about it on a daily basis! “I miss pasta!” or “I just really LOVE pasta” or “No PASTA?! But I’m Italian! mama mia.” That mama mia part was a fictional exaggeration. Although I […]

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    FITNESS VLOG — TORTURING FRIENDS :)

    It’s rare to have and keep good friends. I was lucky enough to have been blessed with my lifelong, amazing friend Cortni. We’ve known each other since we were twelve. She’s hilarious (as seen in the video), honest, and a true free spirit! She’s always been a very petite, slender beauty. She has not and […]

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    Watermelon Cucumber Salad

    The heat today was like a soggy electric blanket gone haywire. I was craving some relief from this heat, and the most cooling foods, in my opinion, are cucumbers and watermelon..oh, and salad of course. This salad is sweet and savory. Cucumbers and watermelon are officially the husband and wife of produce. It is so […]

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    Simple Spicy Salsa

    You can use this salsa on top of your protein, in your tacos, or with baked tortilla chips. I really like to make my own tortilla chips by cutting a sprouted corn tortilla into triangles, sprinkling with a touch of salt, and baking them in the oven for 3-6 minutes.

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    Confessions of a Fitness Guru…& what junk food means to me.

    After coming back from vacation last week, my body and brain were begging me to rest.   It usually doesn’t work like that. Vacations are supposed to recharge and refresh. I came back from my vacation feeling out of sorts, tired, and flat. I suppose that’s to be expected after three weeks in Las Vegas […]

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    Help! My Husband Hates My Cellulite

    “Hi brenda I’ve read your books and followed your tips and advice and they have really helped me gain happiness in my life….. But my husband told me I have cottage cheese legs my butt could be tighter my boobs could be bigger and I could loose 10-15 lbs now I’m feeling back in the […]

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    Simple Things That Keep Me Lean

    Getting lean and shedding fat is an uphill battle that most average women despise (myself included). But there are some really simple things that I’ve changed over the years to make it a more streamlined, thought free process. Here are some things that make getting & staying lean less of a chore for me.