10.15.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 2

Last week I discussed what it takes to accomplish a huge goal in your fitness, and, really, in your life. The first two components we outlined were time and patience. I introduced the […]
10.11.18

The 4 Key Ingredients Required To Achieve Your Goals, part 1

Stylebook readers, prepare yourself for some really awesome photos and videos in this two-part series. The photo below appeared in the Athleta catalog a few weeks back and got me fired up. Yeah, […]
10.05.18

Street Style: Heather Elkins

To the readers of Alexandria Stylebook: watch out. This is a Street Style you won’t want to miss! Want to feel great about yourself, your body, and your workout like none I’ve ever […]
10.02.18

4 Exercises at the Gym You Should Never Do

You’ve mustered the energy to go the gym – GREAT! Notice I said “go” and not join. There’s a big difference in making your monthly donation to the gym (we’ve all done this…) […]
09.24.18

Dispelling the Myths: Hormone Havoc (By Popular Demand: Second Date Added!)

Imagine learning that outrageous concepts like eat more, exercise with less intensity, choose sleep over exercise, and get *all* of your hormones checked can actually lead to a better, more effective way to lose weight […]
09.20.18

Are You Fit? 5 Questions To Ask

So you want to feel fit. What does it mean to be fit…for life? Let’s start with “What is fitness?” To me, fitness is our ability to move well, remain injury-free, and perform physical […]
09.18.18

The Bees Have It + September Reset Update

It seems my September Reset is influencing the products on Red Barn Mercantile’s shelves and I didn’t even realize it. We recently added three new products that honey bees have had a hand […]
09.12.18

Read This Standing Up

While you’ve all heard by now sitting is the new smoking, I hope this post helps you better understand the long-term and devastating effects of sitting. I’m often amazed at how hard many […]
09.07.18

Amy’s September Reset Plan: Getting Healthier for Herself…and for Her Kids

Are you kidding me…??? I’m going to help the owner of the fabulous store Red Barn Mercantile get healthy and find a love of fitness? This is going to be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!! After meeting […]
08.31.18

The September Reset

Even though I graduated decades ago (crazy), and even before I had kids, back-to-school season has always felt like the real “new year.” More than January, September, for me, has been the time […]
08.28.18

The Studies Are In: Maybe *Don’t* Take that Break

It happens. You are on a much-needed and deserved vacation. Maybe you are with a friend, your family, your sweetheart, or maybe just getting away on your own. The temptation is to take […]
08.20.18

Hormones Wreaking Havoc? Join Us for a *Free* Stylebook Seminar To Get Back in Balance

You eat right (most of the time), exercise regularly (or regularly enough), but you still can’t lose weight, you feel tired, lack energy, and just don’t quite feel like yourself. You’ve tried different […]
08.14.18

The Gifts of Accountability & Commitment

Why would you spend a penny on a personal trainer, fitness class, gym membership and/or coach when you should be able to motivate yourself and get fit on your own? Because life gets in […]
08.08.18

My 5 Healthiest Habits Since Turning 50

As a society we want to drink from the “fountain of youth” and long for ageless living but as we all also know, aging is inevitable. For me, though, the “second half” is more […]
07.31.18

Why Hormones Matter More Than Calories for Fat Loss, Part 2: 7 Steps To Take Right Now

In part 1, we talked about some signs that you might be dealing with hormone imbalances. In this article, we’re going over some of the key hormones that cause various symptoms and the […]


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