How Much Exercise Is Enough?

We often hear from our alums that they don’t know if they’re getting enough exercise. After all, most of us don’t have four to five hours each day to exercise like we do on a typical day here at Green Mountain. Our most important advice in this regard is to base your goals on where you are right now. No […] Read more »

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Getting Your Fitness Routine on Track

You’re back home and the memories of walking up the hill at Green Mountain are long gone. You came home full of resolve to start walking and keep up your strength training, but maybe you haven’t been able to figure out how to fit it all in. Or maybe you just don’t know where to start. First, ditch the negative self-talk. […] Read more »

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Eat, Move and Enjoy!

Janet can’t fit into her clothes. They’re not old clothes; she spent more money than she liked after she lost weight just a couple of months ago. This isn’t something new to her either. She’s been there, done that too many times before. Just what is she doing, and why isn’t it working for her? If Janet is like many […] Read more »

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Improving Body Image for Healthy Weight Loss Success: Loving Our Bodies

I hate my body….I feel defeated…Why try to take care of myself?…I eat for comfort…I eat too much and don’t have the energy to go for a walk. Who has uttered these words before, then gotten caught up in the behaviors they spawn? Maybe the better question is who hasn’t? When we look at it this way, it’s easy to […] Read more »

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When Body Positivity Feels Impossible

When we have talked negatively to ourselves for years, decades even, being body positive all of a sudden or accepting our body “as is” feels phony, far-fetched, or like it’s settling. In addition, our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there are diets, creams and straightening irons to fix all […] Read more »

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