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auto accidents, trees and wires down across highways, and an increased number of calls due to power outages. Our Highway Department began preparations for the storm late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. All hands were on deck throughout the day Sunday and into Monday and Tuesday, busy clearing roads of downed trees and keeping traffic safe where roads were flooded. Our Department of Public Works, both sewer and water divisions, having made preparations prior to the arrival of Irene, were ready and it was a 24/7 operation for them too. Our sewer and water systems and our water storage facilities have sustained damage, but have been kept on line and functioning due to the tremendous efforts of our DPW employees.

Irene caused 6,300 locations to be without power in our Town on Monday at 10:35 a.m. These locations included homes; Our Senior Services Department, prior to and during the storm, businesses; schools; water and waste water plants; pump reached out to their senior clients to ascertain their well-being and ability to cope with the storm and its aftermath. stations and other types of facilities. Also, as I write this, at noon on Wednesday, August 30th, there are 1800 locations without power in Bethlehem. The bottom line is that significant progress has been made in a short amount of time. Although I fully appreciate that when the power is out for a couple of days or you cannot stay in your home, even a couple of days seem like an eternity.

During the storm we maintained constant communications availability for our residents through our information phone line and our website. We were also able, with the help of our sheltering partners, the Bethlehem School District and the Ravena, Coeymans and Selkirk School District, to open shelters for the temporary use of our town residents.

While the Town suffered damages and delays, the lives and safety of our residents were protected. In some ways we emerged from this hurricane stronger and better able to handle occurrences like this in the future. With coordination provided by our Bethlehem Emergency Management Office Director, it was heart-warming to see the dedication that was put forth by all of our employees and town volunteers who worked and By the time you read this, it is my hope that for as many people struggled through whatever hurricane Irene threw at us. as possible in Bethlehem, life will be back close to normal. I want you to know that all of us here at Town Hall, and those No, it was not a day (or week) of rest for anyone who had their outside of Town government, have done all that we can in these life impacted by hurricane Irene. Nor for the employees and most extraordinary circumstances, and we are sympathetic to volunteers within the Town of Bethlehem, emergency service the impact Irene has had on your lives, and the patience you providers beyond our borders, or National Grid and other utility contractors, who did their best under the most trying have shown. circumstances. In addition to the damage and hardships hurricane Irene has caused Bethlehem, and even greater severity in other Thanks to everyone for all of the support and patience. surrounding communities, I thought it would be good to reflect on how our Town came together to respond to this Sam Messina emergency. As I write this, National Grid is advising that almost all power will be restored in Bethlehem by the evening of September 1st at the latest. National Grid just advised me that there are approximately 50 crews working in Bethlehem. That is a lot of focused effort, and I can tell you that I have seen National Grid trucks and crews and their subcontractor trucks in Bethlehem.

It is amazing to see the quality and the ability of our town workforce and volunteers, whether they are within our government departments, or within the volunteer Fire and EMS squads. Throughout the day Sunday all town departments were staffed and deployed at emergency sites throughout the town. The Police Department Telecommunications Unit answered and dispatched over 500 emergency calls through town departments and our emergency responder forces. Fire departments answered over 400 calls for assistance, mainly wires down, electrical fires and pump outs. EMS units were busy throughout the day and night responding to medical emergencies, heightened by the lack of power within the town. Our Police Department responded to multiple calls for

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Fran Vincent | Ironwoman Ironman. Just the name sounds intimidating. An Ironman triathlon is a three part race: a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and then a marathon-distance 26.2 mile run. It sounds grueling and nearly impossible to achieve. But look into the beautiful, smiling face of Fran Vincent, and hear her talk about the experience. She doesn’t describe it that way at all. Fran completed her first Ironman race this past summer, in Lake Placid, NY., and unbelievably, her goal was to smile all day. She smiled so much that her face hurt by the end of the race. So, while this “Ironwoman” did achieve her goal, she concedes that her legs hurt, too - sometimes more than her face. Yet it was the smile and love of what she was doing, that kept her going. Fran lives in Bethlehem with her husband and together they have raised three children, the youngest of which is a senior this year at Bethlehem High School. The entire Vincent family is athletic and shares a passion for health. While training for an Ironman could be considered a full time job, she has another one: Health Education teacher at Bethlehem Middle School, which she loves and looks forward to, every day. She says the job is made even better by the folks she gets to works with each day: the group of teachers who make up the teaching staff at the middle school. Fran discovered her path to heath education during a time when she was a physical education teacher. She was out on the athletic field teaching students the shot put and wondered if there wasn’t more she could give these kids. Clearly, they needed the physical education piece, but for Fran, the difference and the passion is in teaching and achieving optimal wellness. Health education has changed so much. The curriculum is skills based, not the old school way of pumping facts about health into kids and expecting them to remember it all. Fran starts each year by asking her students to set a personal goal. She does it as well. The goals are specific, measurable and attainable. All of the goals are authentic and student-driven. Her goals for teaching are specific as well. She encourages her students to identify weaknesses and 18

target them. Each student leaves Fran’s class with skills they’ll use the rest of their lives. This year, Fran shared her goal of completing the Ironman race with her eighth graders. They supported her and marked her achievements every step of the way. She finds her students so fun and eager to learn. Cute, she says of their energy and enthusiasm. There was a countdown board to the Ironman in the health education room, and every day would bring a new cheer, and you could hear them going crazy when she came down to 60 days or 50 days. There was plenty of encouragement and good tidings from all of them. There is also her work at the Bethlehem YMCA. Fran teaches spinning there, and as you can imagine, is equally passionate about it. She calls her spin class “happy hour.” It’ would be hard to imagine time spent with Fran exercising that isn’t happy. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

“Life was good. But I wanted it to be more.” For Fran, the road to the Ironman started when her mother passed away eight years ago from colon cancer. Fran’s mother was a determined person, who seized the moment and didn’t regret missed opportunities, only because she never missed them. With her mother’s passing, Fran realized that she too wanted to live her life this way. Extraordinary as opposed to ordinary. “Life was good. But I wanted it to be more,” she says of the realization. This reflection led to her examining her life and thinking about what was out there that she hadn’t yet done. The answer seemed simple: Ironman. Preparing for the Ironman wasn’t too hard on Fran. After all, she is a life-long athlete. As a child, she was a competitive swimmer. The swimming is usually the hardest part for triathletes. Looking at what it takes to complete an Ironman, she realized that swimming, bike riding and running are three of the things she’s enjoyed more than anything in the world. So putting them together just made sense. Working up to an Ironman takes a good deal of effort. She trained and completed a Half Ironman. Then, while volunteering last year for the Ironman in Lake Placid, Fran boldly set her destiny by showing up the next morning to register for this year’s race.. She was ready. Ready mentally, at least. The physical part would come over the course of the next year with the help of a professional trainer. Because her level of commitment to exercise is so intense, she tends to work harder than necessary. An eperienced Ironman trainer was a good idea to help her prepare. Training began in February and they worked hard to achieve her goals: “Get to the starting line without injuries. Enjoy the experience. Do well. Have a great day on race day.”


Fran did have a great race day. Recalling the greatest moments of the day, she starts with an event that happened even before the race started. Right next to Mirror Lake, she gathered together with a small group of men and women. The people she’d spent training with over the past months and now knew very well, who would be swimming, running and riding alongside her. They took a moment to be thankful for the day, for their health, and for the saftey of their fellow competitors. It was a small blessing that Fran carried with her, all day. Race day went as it should have. She swam the two miles without incident. Biked her 112 miles. Smiled. It was at the end of the marathon, the very last mile, when it struck her: she’d done it. She was going to be an Ironman. Coming through Lake Placid and into the Olympic Oval, she saw the faces she’d been looking for: all of her family, friends who came to support her, even her trainer. Her official time was 11 hours, 47 minutes and 15 seconds. Yes, she finished, and yes, she smiled all the while. Fran hasn’t hung up her racing shoes just yet. At the age of 49, you might think she would consider slowing down, maybe pursuing something less physically demanding than triathlons. But no. She’s realized something: despite her age, she’s getting faster. She’s now determined to do another Ironman and maybe even try to qualify for Kona, the elite Ironman race in Hawaii. It goes back to the whole thing about seizing the moment and not missing any opportunities. For Fran, just being on the island, completing the race wouldn’t be enough. Even finishing the race with an excellent time wouldn’t satisfy her completely. She would have to be surrounded by family at the finish line, smiling so hard that it hurts. Then, Fran Vincent would consider it a job well done. Interview and article by Caroline Barrett

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National Grandparents Day is coming up on September 11, 2011. Grandparents, or the elder family members, have long played an important role in families. They are often regarded as wise and represented experience. Many older societies, including the Egyptians and Mayans had councils made up of the oldest members of the society. These councils had specific duties to carry out, including settling disputes. Today we honor our older adults with their very own holiday! Grandparents Day is celebrated each year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Campaigning for the holiday began in 1970 by Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, West Virginia, who is credited as being the founder of National Grandparents Day. Her efforts drew the attention of U.S. Senator Jennings Randolph who in turn lobbied West Virginia’s governor, Arch Moore, to make Grandparents Day a state wide holiday. Many other states joined in and made Grandparents Day a state holiday, but Randolph was still unable to get Grandparents Day made into a national holiday. McQuade then turned to the media for help, and with the added pressure the legislation was finally passed. In 1978 Congress declared National Grandparents Day to be the first Sunday after Labor Day. On September 6, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation stating that because grandparents “are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.” The first National Grandparents Day was celebrated three days later.

McQuade wanted to create National Grandparents Day in order to educate the youth of the country about the important contributions senior citizens have made throughout history. Her original intent was also to bring attention to the needs of people living in nursing homes, having worked with senior citizens herself. McQuade also urged children to “adopt” a grandparent and maintain a relationship not just for one day each year, but for a lifetime. So this Grandparents Day make sure to spend it with your grandparent doing something special. Or do something as simple as catching up over a bowl of ice cream! If you don’t have a grandparent, or if yours lives too far away, adopt one! Spend the day volunteering at Delmar Place Assisted Living and brighten the day of a senior in your community. Submitted by Jennifer Unser, Director of Community Outreach at Delmar Place Assisted Living Community, 467 Delaware Avenue, Delmar NY 12054. Visit us 24/7 at www.delmarplace.com

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FINANCIAL FOCU$ Brush Up on Your Investment Education You don’t need to have young children to be keenly aware that we’ve reached that “back-to-school” time of year. Whether you’re shopping for school supplies or not, you may want to take a cue from this season to think about getting a little more education yourself — specifically, investment education.

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Many people find the language of investing to be confusing, but with a little effort, you can learn important concepts and principles. And the more you know about investing, the better off you’ll be because, in the investment world as While far from exhaustive, this list of investment terms can help you gain a clearer understanding of the “nuts in other areas of life, knowledge is power. and bolts” of investing — and perhaps encourage you to So take just a few minutes to read more on these basic further your investment “education.” investment concepts: Growth — You purchase some types of investments with the hope that their value will rise over time. Of course, over the short term, the prices of growthoriented investments can and will fluctuate, sometimes substantially, and the preservation of your principal is not guaranteed. Income — When you invest in income-oriented or fixed-income vehicles, you receive income in the form of interest payments. The market value of fixedincome investments can also fluctuate, but if you hold them until maturity, you can generally expect to receive the original principal value.

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Greetings fellow readers, September has always felt like the beginning of the New Year. Once you‛ve been a teacher, even though you have left the classroom, some things remain constant. As September approaches, there is anticipation of what is to come. It is a time for sharing summer adventures, making new friends and reconnecting with old. The expectations of the new year…like a “clean slate” or the fresh notebooks or unused pencils…the adventure of learning awaits. As I planned each year the curriculum stayed relatively consistent…but the methods, manners, resources and students changed. One of my constants in the classroom were the novels that I used with my students to enhance their learning experience. They became like wonderful friends, partners on this journey of learning. When I see these books on the shelves here at Tattered Pages Used Books, I recall such wonderful memories of those days when I shared in the new adventure of a good book. There is a moment when you know that you “have them” totally caught up in the book. You can see it on their faces...they scurry to their desks for the time when I would read to them after lunch. For me, reading to my students, created a bond and gave us a common experience, set a foundation for lessons, for written response and discussion. I was thrilled when some of the novels that I used were purchased this past summer. Some went home with adults to share with their children…others went home with adults to read for themselves. Among those: “A Wrinkle in Time”, “Holes”, “Bridge to Terabithia”,

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on the lawn, my Principal said, “Oh, that‛s just Mrs. Eldridge having an afternoon at the beach with her students!” They wanted to experience first hand this unusual sight and each student delighted sharing their story, answering questions and explaining how much they loved reading. You should have seen the Cardinal sitting on a blanket with students in the shade of the maple trees along the driveway reading a few pages himself! With this new school year starting, I just wanted to encourage you to all find ways to fit pleasure reading into your busy lives. Amongst the homework and after school activities, please find some time for pleasure reading. If you model it, your child will see that it is a valued activity. Why not make some time at home to Drop Everything and Read? And…if you are in need of a good book, why not come down to Tattered Pages Used Books where we have over 18,000 titles to choose from for readers of all ages! We would love to match you up with just the right book. During the month of September all books in our Science Fiction section are an additional 10% off our already reduced prices. Come on in and experience sci-fi from Star Wars & Star Trek to Asimov, Feist, Martin and Weis. With over 1,000 books in our scifi section we would love to help you find some books for you next DEAR time! Until next month…happy reading!

Since 1967 we have been providing Bethlehem with the freshest Cut Choice & Prime Meats in the area

Try Vince’s Famous Fresh Cut Meats Homemade Pesto & Spaghetti Sauce Italian Sausage & Giant Meatballs Homemade Soups & Pasta Fagioli Extra Lean Bratwurst Maple Breakfast Sausage Homemade Baked Beans Macaroni & Potato Salad

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Welcome to a Celebration of the Season

FARMERS’ MARKET & CHICKEN BARBEQUE Every Tuesday 2:30pm to 6:00pm Rain or Shine thru November 22nd

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Please join us for barbeque chicken hot off the grill, luscious, just picked homegrown fruits and vegetables including organic and heirloom vegetables in season, handcrafted cheeses, homemade breads, pies, cookies, and pastries fresh from the oven, bouquets of summer flowers, hanging baskets and perennials!

TUESDAY’S Pleasure is Delmar’s Best Kept Secret!

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FALL ELECTRONICS RECYCLING PROGRAM Friday, September 23, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. - Noon Bring your old computers, TVs, and other electronics out of the basement, as the opportunity to do the right thing with this equipment is approaching. Town of Bethlehem residents and pre-registered businesses can bring their obsolete electronics to the Highway Garage, 74 Elm Avenue East, Selkirk, NY on Friday, September 23 between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Accepted items include televisions, computers, monitors, computer peripherals (printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, etc.), VCRs, DVD players, stereos/radios, video game consoles, fax machines, portable digital music players, cell phones and telephones. Do not bring stereo speakers, vacuums, lights or other electric items or household appliances.

Why recycle electronics? Many of these items contain heavy metals and other toxics that should be kept out of the landfill. They also contain valuable metals and other materials that should be reclaimed. Businesses in the Town of Bethlehem may participate for FREE as well, but must pre-register. Please call 439-4955, extension 1510, Monday through Friday (except Wed.) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to pre-register or for more info. Visit townofbethlehem.org for more recycling information.

Make your heart smile at the 2011 Capital Region Heart Walk Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at The Crossings, Colonie 518.869.4042 or capitalregionheartwalk.org Gather your co-workers, friends and family and enjoy a fun day out while raising money to fight the nation’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke. 48


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Four Corners Pharmacy would like to thank the NYS Senate and Legislature for overwhelmingly passing a bill that will insure independent pharmacy’s can stay competitive in the market. Call the Citizen Services line at 1-518-474-1041 and Voice your support! Tell Governor Cuomo to sign A5502-B/S3510 Into Law Today.

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Give consumers a choice on prescriptions By GEORGE MAZIARZ AND CARL HEASTIE

We are a Democratic assemblyman from an urban district in the Bronx, and a Republican senator from a rural and suburban western New York district. What do we agree on? Not much. But we have something important in common. We have heard repeated concerns from constituents who were blocked from filling prescriptions at neighborhood pharmacies that have served their families for generations. It turns out their insurance providers forced them to buy prescriptions from mail-order companies rather than their trusted pharmacists. Here's something we can agree on--that's not right. Consumers should have the choice to obtain their medicine from their neighborhood pharmacies. So we have taken action to stand up for them in Albany. We've come together to sponsor legislation to give customers a choice in filling prescriptions covered by insurance plans, instead of forcing them to use mandatory mail order. Still, no one would be forced to give up mail order if that is their choice. And the neighborhood pharmacist will have to meet insurance plans' parameters on how much prescriptions cost, both to the plan and in co-pays. Our colleagues passed the bill overwhelmingly and we hope to send it soon to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature. Giving consumers choice sounds reasonable, but our efforts are not without opposition. One of the stranger claims we have seen in our time in the Legislature is the complaint by multi-billion dollar pharmacy benefits managers that allowing local pharmacists to compete fairly with out-ofstate mail order prescription houses gives those neighborhood stores a competitive edge. It's as

if Goliath complained that David's slingshot gave him an unfair advantage. Express Scripts, one of the largest of those mail order houses, just moved to buy Medco, a smaller competitor, for $29 billion. Something tells us the mom-and-pop pharmacies that serve our constituents are worth a bit less. But mail order houses and the PBMs are making just that argument in opposing real competition in the business of filling prescriptions. But consider the facts. A recent Consumer Reports survey found 90 percent of respondents said independent pharmacists provide far superior service than mail order. Since local pharmacies rely on prescriptions for 93 percent of their revenue, they have to offer excellent service. Generic drugs account for 83 percent of those prescriptions, not higher-cost brand name drugs where PBMs claim their side deals with pharmaceutical manufacturers give them an edge. Furthermore, increasing numbers of employers, unions, institutions and individuals that buy health insurance are revising their plans to end mandatory mail order. New York's largest municipal union recently amended its health plan to end mandatory mail order after complaints from members. One central New York pharmacist worked for three years to prove to employers that shifting away from mandatory mail order doesn't cost more. In this environment, consumers deserve a choice. Let's allow consumers to choose to patronize local pharmacies that create jobs in New York. Let's give them transparency so they can comparison shop and make an informed judgment about where to fill their prescriptions. Competition drives prices down, not up. Let the market decide. Maziarz is a Republican senator representing part of Niagara, part of Monroe, and all of Orleans County. Carl Heastie is a Democratic Assemblyman representing parts of the Bronx. Originally published ~ Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Times Union Read more:

http://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/ Give-consumers-a-choice-on-prescriptions-1689458.php#ixzz1WQTrsqSu

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SEPTEMBER EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FAIR Saturday September 10 * 11:30am-3pm Emergency vehicles and equipment, community service information tables, preparedness presentations. Cosponsored by the Bethlehem Emergency Management Office. DAYBOOKS Monday September 12 * 1:30pm Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann. New members welcome. BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD Monday September 12 * 6:30pm * open to the public SAY NO TO GERMS WITH SCRUBBY BEAR Wednesday September 14 * 10am Red Cross volunteer Erica Streun will help children up to age 6 and their families learn about sneezing etiquette and good handwashing. Call 439-9314 to sign up. AFTER DINNER BOOKS Wednesday September 14 * 7pm The Thousand Autumns of Jacob deZoet by David Mitchell. New members welcome. PAJAMA-RAMA Wednesday September 14 * 7pm Stories and songs before bedtime for children up to age 6 and families. PRESCHOOL PICNIC Friday September 16 * 11am A film and activities just for preschoolers. Bring a lunch or snack. THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD CLOSE TO HOME Friday September 16 * 1pm Paul Stewart, cofounder of the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, will present a slide show and talk about the Albany area’s abolitionists and freedom seekers. The program is supported by Bethlehem Senior Projects, Inc. “TALK LIKE A PIRATE” DAY Monday September 19 * 3:30pm A treasure chest of crafts and activities for children age 3 and up.

CALENDAR TEEN MOVIE Monday September 19 * 6:30pm Viewer’s choice. (grade 6 and up) FRIENDS OF BETHLEHEM PUBLIC LIBRARY Monday September 19 * 7pm FALL STORYTIMES Tuesday September 20-Thursday November 17 No signup required. See schedule online at www. bethlehempubliclibrary.org or call 439-9314 for more information. CHILDREN’S CIRCLE Thursday September 22 * 6:30pm Stories, songs, crafts and toys for children of all ages and abilities. TEEN TIME Friday September 23 * 3-4:30pm Guitar Hero, DDR, Wii, and crafts for grade 6 and up. WRITERS AND FRIENDS: LOCAL AUTHOR FORUM Sunday September 25 * 2pm Elizabeth Brundage, Suzanne Alleyn, Peter Golden and David Klein will share their views on writing and answer audience questions. Books will be available for sale and signing. Writers and Friends is underwritten by Friends of Bethlehem Public Library. MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES Monday September 26 * 7pm The Adjustment Bureau (2010, PG13, 99 minutes) PAJAMA-RAMA Tuesday September 27 * 7pm Stories and songs before bedtime for children up to age 6 and families. AMERICAN GIRL HAIR SALON Thursday September 29 * 11am Bring your dolls, learn about historical hair styles, and take away great tips on hair care. Grade K-5.

Louise Grieco Public Information Specialist

439-9314 Louise.Grieco@bethlehempubliclibrary.org

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Bethlehem Girls Basketball Club -Town of Bethlehem Residents -Grades 3rd thru 8th -Travel Basketball -Have fun while learning Basic Skills, Sportsmanship and building Confidence

Registration is Sunday,

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OPEN HOUSE The Delmar Dolfins will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE for interested families to meet the coaches and club officers Monday 9/12, Wednesday 9/14 and Friday 9/16 @ BCHS from 6pm - 8pm and at Albany Academy on Tuesday 9/13 and Thursday 9/15 from 6:15pm - 8:15pm.

Try-outs for our new season will be held Saturday 9/17 @ BCHS from 11:30 -1pm. Please contact Doug Gross at headcoach@delmardolfins.com for more information or to set up individual try-out times if Saturday is inconvenient.

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Don‛t underestimate the role that stress plays in weight gain. Hurricanes, death of loved ones, health challenges, job losses...many of us gravitate to high fat/high sugar/high both foods - or just consume too much food and drink - when dealing with stressful life events. On top of that, our bodies react to stress by releasing larger amounts of the hormone cortisol, which tends to result in an increase of belly fat. But for goodness‛ sake don‛t beat yourself up about it. Sometimes it‛s all we can do to put one foot in front of the other. As soon as possible, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back in the ring!

If your fitness levels have fluctuated in the past, you already have the answers - or at least clues - to what works for you.

Your journey will rarely be linear; you‛ll have setbacks and maybe decide to change your course or approach. Training/working out is, well, work! The good news is that when you stick with it and start seeing results, it won‛t be so much of a struggle. You might even start craving your workouts! If you want a strong healthy body, you‛re going to have to sweat a little or a lot, and feel sore sometimes.

If you‛ve lived long enough, (say you‛ve wandered this planet for at least 30 years), then you‛ve stood in line at the grocery or drug store and seen hundreds of magazine covers proclaiming miracle fixes for every weight and health challenge imaginable, mostly, it seems, belly fat.

No one plan or program is going to work for everyone. Don‛t get me wrong, some are silly and a waste of your time and money (Shake Weight anyone?). And we all know the most succinct answer is move more, eat less. But how...? Start by paying attention to you. Identify your goals and make sure they‛re really yours, not someone else‛s. Is it to lose weight? To be able to carry your own groceries and get up and down off the floor with your kids without a struggle? To perform and Olympic style barbell snatch? To feel great as you age and to avoid developing serious health challenges like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure? If you‛ve had success in the past, start by considering what has worked for you in the past. And if you didn‛t keep up with it, why didn‛t it work for you? Did you truly hate what you were forcing yourself to do? Don‛t kid yourself - we rarely learn to love those things that make us truly miserable.

But you know that. It‛s never going to be effortless. But it‛s always going to be worth it!

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