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Inspirational emails from PBPT

Starting October 1st, 2004, I will be offering a new feature on the website. Once a week, I will send you an inspirational message that can guide your week, inspire you to greatness, or let you know I care. If you are interested in receiving a ONCE a week email- short but sweet- contact me at : kathy@personalbestpersonaltraining.com Here is a sample of an email I recieved which I found quite inspirational: Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. Norman […]

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Survey Says… Results of “How Often You Weigh Yourself” Poll

Several weeks ago I wrote an opinion piece on how often to weigh yourself. Since then, I polled 30 clients and friends, asking them “How often do you weigh yourself? Is the scale motivating or depressing? Do you consider yourself overweight, just right, or just out of shape?” Of the 26 respondents, here are the results: 7 weigh themselves daily or every other day. Of these respondents, all considered themselves overweight, and 2 actually found the weigh- ins depressing . The other 5 found it motivating, as they were on “diets” and were feeling successful. 9 weighed themselves once a week, and most felt it was motivating, but all made the comment that it was only motivating when the scale […]

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Pre-season Conditioning for High School Athletes

Gone are the good old days when high school athletes showed up for a fall sport after spending a summer of fun and sun. High school sports are big business now, and the pressure to win and to excel as an athlete is greater than ever. To some degree, I long for the good old days, as the pressure on these young athletes is often way too much for most of them. However, we have learned so much about the importance of pre-season sport-specific conditioning as a preventative measure to reduce sports injuries and heat induced illnesses, that this topic warrants an in depth conversation.  Any high school athlete playing a fall sport will be exercising in heat at some […]

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Weighing Yourself- Does It Help Or Hurt?

How often do you weigh yourself? I ask my clients this question quite frequently, and the answers vary so greatly, it amazes me. Some people- both women and men- get on the scale daily- others refuse to get on at all. What is really best for us to stay on track, but not frustrate ourselves? Fitness experts and nutritionists give lots of varied answers as well, and I, too, have changed my mind over the years on this touchy subject. Except for clients with a history of eating disorders, I believe it is important to occasionally weigh yourself . Daily weighing is a waste of time. Your bodyweight can fluctuate 2-5 pounds in one day, so this is a perfect […]

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