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I probably won’t come to your party, but I promise I’m still worth getting to know!

My name is Corrie Alexander, and I’m a thirty-something Canuck living in Ontario.

I’m what you’d recognize as a textbook homebody. I work from home. I eat at home. I exercise at home. I seldom leave the house save for exercise and errands.

And that was before quarantining was cool.

Chances are you’ve never factored in these sneaky saboteurs

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While it’s tempting to pare your weight loss strategy down to eating less and moving more, it’s important to realize that your body is a complex organism. It’s constantly reacting to everything that’s happening to it and around it.

So if you feel like you’re doing everything right but aren’t…

It would have saved me a lot of time, money, and anxiety

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My early thirties were a tough time. I had a high-stress job and was logging a lot of hours commuting to and from work. My solution for dealing with these long, arduous days was to wind down in the evenings with lots of dessert and alcohol. …

If you’re not a morning person, there’s no reason to force it — and every reason to sleep in

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I used to identify as an “early bird.” I got up at 5:30 a.m. every morning to exercise before work because I thought that’s what successful people did. After all, if it’s good enough for Tim Cook, Oprah, and friggin Benjamin Franklin, there must be something to it, right?

And…

How to put yourself in the driver’s seat to create positive change

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The biggest problem people face when adopting a healthy lifestyle is finding the motivation to change. Of course, many people don’t realize that motivation is their problem; they point the finger at external factors they feel are holding them back, like:

  • Not having a lot of spare time to work…

The effects are almost immediate

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Like so many others, I first started exercising because I wanted to change the way I look — more specifically, to conform to what society deems as “beautiful.” And although I eventually succeeded in obtaining a more trim, toned figure, it’s no longer the reason I exercise.

Now, I exercise…

It’s not just about exercising more

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A few years ago, losing and maintaining weight used to be a huge struggle for me. As a small-framed female standing less than 5'4" tall, my daily calorie burn naturally fell far below the average person’s.

My TDEE (or Total Daily Energy Expenditure) used to be a mere 1700-1800 calories…

You and vegetables can have a peaceful coexistence, I promise

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I absolutely hated vegetables when I was a kid. A plate of peas made me feel nauseous, and being asked to choke down even one spoonful of spinach felt like a punishment. The list of veggies I would willingly eat was shorter than a rooster’s tail.

Beets? Beat it.

Carrots…

Why did no one tell me about this?

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Chances are, you’re already familiar with the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, like having more energy, living longer, getting sick less often, and of course, getting a sculpted body.

But what you may not have heard is some of the more unusual “side-effects” of getting fit. These are things that…

You can’t “hate yourself fit”

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​​I’d always been incredibly self-conscious about my waist. I used to feel my hips were too wide for my height and that my midsection was not narrow enough to achieve the sleek hourglass shape of models and movie stars. I’d feel ashamed of my “muffin tops” and hide beneath long…

Corrie Alexander

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