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How to keep the momentum going now that summer is over and fall is here

Summer is officially over for most of us. Vacation is over. Kids are back in school. The bathing suits are just about packed away until next year. Fall is coming. Winter is not far behind.    Ya know, it is a really good motivator to eat right and exercise when you are thinking about hitting...
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Lifting weights to lose weight

“Sarah, I want to lose weight and then I will worry about putting on muscle” “Ehhh, I don’t want to lift because I don’t want to be bulky or manly” Yeah, I have heard these a time or two – or a million. There is something I want all women to know who want to...
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Healthy and Fit on a Budget

Hey, friend! If this is your first time… WELCOME! If you are a loyal follower… WELCOME BACK! I am grateful to have you all here. Without you as readers, this blog would be nothing, so thank you 🙂 One thing I hear literally all the time is “I don’t have the money” “I can’t afford...
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Lifting Weights to Lose Weight

“Sarah, I want to lose weight and then I will worry about putting on muscle” “Ehhh, I don’t want to lift because I don’t want to be bulky or manly” Yeah, I have heard these a time or two – or a million. There is something I want all women to know who want to...
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How I overcame my own depression

It isn’t easy, but I did it and I want to share with you a little about my journey, so that maybe it can help you in yours       HELLO!! If you are a returning reader – welcome back to the Gem Fitness blog! Thank you for trusting me to help you with...
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Read this if you are feeling discouraged, frustrated, and overwhelmed with trying to lose weight

Hey, hey! If you are a returning reader – welcome back to the Gem Fitness blog! Thank you for trusting me to help you with all things related to weight loss and mental and physical health. If this is your first time… HAAYYYY. I am so glad you are here! I hope you find this...
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From hating the gym to fit and healthy!

I started working out and getting fit in 2013 the first time. In this phase of my journey I hated working out. I hated going to the gym. It was a place I was unfamiliar with. It was a place I was intimidated by filled with people that I was intimidated by. I used to...
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3 ways to create balance today

Balancing your work, your family, your health, your wealth, your social life…. holy 💩 that’s a lot to balance, right?! A big part of what I coach to my clients as a part of their weight loss program is balance. Most people don’t even realize the need for creating balance in losing weight. It is...
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5 ways to deal with depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety… These are 2 struggles most of us have experienced to some extent. I have had my own struggles with both of these in the past years. 2013 marked my first real experience with depression. I get situational depression, which stems from  struggle with adjustments (aka change!). This means that I get my...
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