Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Did you know that learning to be selfish is a selfless act? While we may have been taught or conditioned to believe otherwise, learning to be selfish, as in self-care driven, is an act of love to ourselves, and in turn to those we care about.We don’t always want to admit it, but we only have so much to give. After a while, if we keep giving without replenishing we’re left with nothing but an empty...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • What do you do when the couch sounds better than cardio and you’d rather make muffins than work on your muscles? Try these six strategies that are sure to give you success.1. Prompts are Powerful: Prompts are little reminders that serve as motivators, such as posters or sticky notes that you hang throughout your house reminding you to workout. When you place your shoes by your bed so they’re waiti...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Last week I wrote a blog about exercise relapse, what causes it and how to distinguish a lapse from a relapse. Now it’s time to talk about prevention. Two of the most critical considerations when starting an exercise program are learning how to identifying situations that put us at risk for relapse, and learning how to avoid relapse.How to Identify Situations that Put You At Risk:1. Reflect: Think...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Have you ever started an exercise routine and were determined that exercise was going to be a lifelong friend, only to find yourself 6 months, or a year later, looking back at that time and wondering what happened?  I teach a workshop on exercise behavior and motivation and one of the most critical components we discuss is how to avoid relapse. This is important, because we have to understand the ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Nothing parallels the power of female connection and few things soothe the soul more than a girls’ getaway. Women for me have always been a source of comfort, security, and unconditional love, and it’s because of their profound support that strong female connections have become my life support. It’s also the reason I foster my friendships and find ways to make girls getaways not a luxury, but a ne...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Nothing parallels the power of female connection and few things soothe the soul more than a girls’ getaway. Women for me have always been a source of comfort, security, and unconditional love. I grew up in a female only household- four sisters and my mom, and my husband and I raised two daughters. I also have girlfriends throughout the world, thanks to multiple moves and plentiful work travel over...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Did you know? 1. Did you know that 3,500 calories equals approximately 1 pound (0.45 kilogram) of fat? That means you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in to lose 1 pound. If you cut 500 calories from your typical diet each day you'd lose about 1 pound a week (500 calories x 7 days = 3,500 calories).    2. Did you know that only doing crunches will not get rid of belly fat? Unfortunat...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • A reflection on love: In Eastern philosophy, self-love is thought to be the cornerstone of inner peace. A journey toward self-discovery is believed to be essential, as introspection promotes understanding and harmony with oneself, which lends itself to harmony and peace with the world. Love is the foundation of human compassion toward others, but first and foremost toward oneself. It would be diff...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • We don’t lack exercise programming in our society. There are more exercise programs, workout DVD’s, gyms, equipment, ideas, tips, and information than ever before. What we do lack is motivation to start and maintain an exercise program, and that’s something that can’t be packaged or sold. The thing about motivation is that it varies from person to person, depending on interests, lifestyle, upbring...

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Quick Protein Smoothie

  • Smoothies aren’t just for summer, and nothing tastes better than a cool smoothie after a hot workout. Too often, people share with me that they don’t have time to eat before coming to the gym in the morning. I know that mornings especially can be crazy, but time is about management and priorities and if we want the best return on our investment we have to invest wisely. That means that we have to ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • For the last two weeks I have blogged about New Year’s Goals, and this week I’m wondering how many of have you taken on those goals with a vengeance, and how many are still procrastinating? Sometimes when one of our goals seems daunting, and we can’t find a way to break it into smaller, more manageable pieces, we are paralyzed by our own internal struggles. At the core of those struggles is the po...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Last week I wrote a blog about the power of goals vs. New Year's Resolutions and six steps for goal setting success. I promised to share a goal setting contract this week because contracts are a great way to stay on track and keep us motivated. That said, before we sign a contract it's important to consider potential pitfalls when setting goals, aka mistakes in that stand in the way of our success...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might wind up someplace else.”- Hall of Fame baseball legend Yogi Berra Last year I wrote a blog about the importance of setting goals vs. New Year’s Resolutions. As 2016 approaches I’d like to reinforce the power of goals in helping us to achieve our greatest potential. Goals are impactful; they give us direction and help us stay motivated. They lead us ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Here's 10 Tips to Get You MotivatedIf I challenged you to list five things you love about exercise and five things you hate, which would struggle with more?In my past life, my younger years you could say, I had a plethora of things I didn’t like about exercise, but in my life today you’d be hard pressed to keep me away from my workouts. I depend on them for my sanity, self-preservation, sense of r...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Try These Functional Bodyweight Moves   Long before bodyweight training became “in vogue,” those of us who have been around the block for a while trained this way because all the popular “toys” you now see in group exercise rooms weren’t around. We learned the art of bodyweight training and how to properly position our body against gravity because gravity was all we had.   Like good and bad fashio...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Yes, those two words can be used in the same sentence, even when temptation surrounds us and routines are lost in the flourish of holiday madness. Even when kids are home from school, family is visiting from out of town, and our house feels like an endless hub of activity. I realize that during the holidays time feels like a precious, limited commodity; but I still contend that when it’s most temp...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • I want to live well, and that as opposed to living long is my goal. To live well I believe we have to take risks and go after our goals. We also have to ask questions, because the answers to those questions can impact our lives in ways we never imagined. There are so many questions we could ask, ones that require soul searching and ones that require nothing more than to put our inhibitions aside. ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Sometimes it’s our friends who know us best and sometimes all it takes is a little Dove dark chocolate for some true insight. I’m proud of my age, how about you? Seldom a week goes by where I don’t announce to one of my fitness classes: “Take a look at the clock and note the date and time…  Remember, today is the youngest you’ll ever be. This hour will never repeat itself, this experience will nev...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Hello Everyone, This week I wanted to share a different type of blog. It’s actually a letter I received from a reader who wrote to me on my website. She agreed to let me share our exchange, as her concerns and struggles are not uncommon. I believe her words will resonate with many of you, just as they did with me, and it is my hope that my responses will prove helpful to those who might need a lit...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Part II of a II Part Series  Last week we learned that stress is perception and that Toxic Thoughts pollute our thinking and create mental sabotage. In the end, our mind is our greatest asset or our worst liability. This week we’re going to talk about Reframing: Reconstructing our thoughts and changing the way we view situations. In other words, changing our mental mindset.      A Recap of Reframi...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • “Everything can be taken away from man but one thing—the last human freedom, to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” ~Viktor Frankl  One of the greatest ironies that I’ve personally experienced in my life, but one that proved to be life changing and transformative is that I was hired to teach a university course in Stress Management when the stress in my life was at an all tim...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • When it comes to exercise and proper nutrition there are a lot of myths and misconceptions. After all, living a healthy lifestyle requires a lot of time and dedication and we all want to know if there’s a better way. But in reality there are no short cuts, and if it seems too good to be true it probably is. Below are four common myths, and some facts to set the story straight.     Myth #1: If you ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • A year ago this summer my daughter and I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in Hungary. I had wanted to take a family vacation to Europe, but as time drew nearer I started to feel like I needed an experience that was more impactful and meaningful. One that would leave me feeling fulfilled. More importantly I needed to provide my daughter, who was 21 at the time, with the same type of experience:...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Last week I wrote about the fact that we all we all want to look and feel our best, but sometimes we make decisions that get in the way of our ability to do just that. In my blog I listed five of the most common fitness, diet, and workout decisions that I have witnessed in my 20 plus years as a health and fitness leader. This week I have two more I’d like to add. We’ve probably all been guilty of ...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • We all want to look and feel our best, but sometimes we make decisions that get in the way of our ability to do just that. Below I have listed five of the most common fitness, diet, and workout decisions that I have witnessed in my 20 plus years as a health and fitness leader. We’ve probably all been guilty of at least one or two, but knowledge is power and reminders help keep us real.        1. G...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • At the first of the year I wrote a blog about the importance of setting goals for the upcoming year, and how to ask pivotal questions that can help us evaluate where we are and what we want to accomplish. The start of fall is a good time to check in with your goals and decide if you need to reevaluate. Goals are the key to our success and our ability to lead purpose driven lives. They propel us fo...

Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
Angie Miller Fitness, Inc.
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  • Want to Boost Your Butt and Tighten Your Gut? Try these two Stability Ball Exercises  In two of my previous blogs I shared four stability ball exercises, wall squats, push-ups, core crushers, and a ball pass. Now it’s time for some new challenges. The benefit of stability balls is that they offer controlled instability. They call on all of your resources, and help you recruit core power to manage ...

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