Author Archives: BodyWell Fitness

About BodyWell Fitness

I am a Registered Nurse, Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor, and Lapband Education Coach. I have worked since 2005 with the obese population and over 5000 lapband/gastric banded patients helping them to understand life with a gastric band, eat well, lose weight, get physically and mentally fit, become healthy and stay motivated. It is my goal to provide information, share knowledge and motivate people to help them reach their hopes and dreams.

Lies my Mother Never Told Me

I think it’s a well-known fact that the older we get the more we start to appreciate our parents.  I don’t believe I truly began to really appreciate my mothers’ love and the sacrifices she made (‘it’s ok honey…you have … Continue reading

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Extinction…not always such a bad thing

Pop Quiz:  Attercopus, lime Skittles, Bruce Jenners man-bits and the lunch hour…What do all of these things have in common?  Come on think about it, don’t just say ‘I don’t know’…this is easy.  Omgosh, I’m dying here:  they have all … Continue reading

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Setting the Bar

I don’t like winter. I dread when the temperature starts to dip into the single digits let alone the minus range. I hate shovelling snow and I don’t like cold things unless they come in a frosted glass with a … Continue reading

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The Happiness Factor

The other day I came home from work to the not uncommon sight of my two teen-aged sons zoned out in front of the TV.  This immediately triggered the universal cry known to all working mothers of: “ISYOURHOMEWORKDONE DIDYOUWALKTHEDOG WHYARETHEREDISHESINTHESINK”!!!!  Now usually … Continue reading

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The Most Important Investment of All

I still kind of shake my head when I realize that summer is actually over,  fall is well under way, and winter not that far off!! I was SO meant to be born in SoCal (that’s ‘Southern California’ for all … Continue reading

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Lessons From My Nephew

Yesterday morning I awoke at 6 a.m. to the screams of a baby and had flashbacks to 14 years ago.  I live in a home with 3 large young adults and given that summer is here they rarely stir before … Continue reading

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“I Got a Fever”…..

“I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell”. (If you are a fan of SNL and Will Ferrell you will recognize that phrase and chuckle.  If not you probably just think me odd :)). The fever I’ve … Continue reading

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Embracing Change

As I stood on the train platform this morning in (yet again) this finger-freezing, mind and body numbing, -16 degree weather the term ‘polar vortex’ came to mind.  Before this wench of a winter descended upon us I had never … Continue reading

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“Do I Look Fat??”…and other stupid questions

SO…Christmas has come and gone once again…thank goodness!  Don’t get me wrong I love the holidays…I love the decorations, the music, the happiness that people exude, the kindness displayed and the extra time spent with family and friends.  I love the promise of a New … Continue reading

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You Can Never Get Enough of a Good Thing…or Can You??

Have you ever wondered who comes up with the catchy phrases we throw around and why some stick and others don’t?   “Laughter is the best medicine“…”Rome wasn’t built in a day“….”A happy wife is a happy life” ( I … Continue reading

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