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Nikki Norris

Nikki Norris is a fitness enthusiast by nature and a Jesus freak by choice. She is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and she holds a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Nutrition. She enjoys sharing her (mis)adventures across a wide range of athletic disciplines including team sports, marathons, powerlifting, and physique competitions. Above all, Nikki is on a mission to keep her love of fitness in balance with the most important thing in life: her love and pursuit of Jesus.

Surviving Thanksgiving: Tips For Staying Healthy

Holidays can be bittersweet for the single person. It’s a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of those who matter most, but deep down, this company comes with a stinging reminder of the life that still evades you: family life. In such an emotionally charged climate, you’re more likely to make food choices you’ll regret. Here are a few tips …

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What’s Better Than An Attitude Of Gratitude?

Pick up any self-help book, and it’ll tell you that an “attitude of gratitude” is the key to changing your life. Gratitude shifts your focus from the negative to the positive, they say. It will alter your mindset and make you happier. I don’t disagree, but I’d like to suggest that there’s more to it — another level, perhaps. Of all the …

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When Getting Healthy Is A Priority

I remember how shocked I was to hear that my mom had started smoking at the ripe old age of 13. “That was back before we knew how bad it was,” she explained, “Nowadays we know better.” I think the same is true for nutrition. We’re bombarded with information on how to get well — what to eat, what not …

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The Devil In My Diet

As I write this, I’m thinking about peanut butter toast. I salivate with each word, as if each one is melting in my mouth. Peanut … Butter… Toast … Glorious! Immediately, my brain produces five convincing reasons to put down the laptop and go make peanut butter toast. Let the battle begin with my diet. Most of us know this …

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Hello From The Other Side (Of Dating)

I once was so single that I saw love around every corner: I mistook nearly any new man I met for a heaven-sent husband. That included the man who loved God, but was still caught in serious addiction; the man who loved God, but was dating three other women; and of course the man who disliked God, but paid so …

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Healthy Habits For Singles, Part 2: Exercise

I ran two 5K races last year: one on Thanksgiving Day, and one on Christmas Eve. By my own doing, my race on Thanksgiving Day was limited to a physical and mental experience. I was preoccupied with babying my knee to avoid re-injury, and I thought of little else as I ran the race. Christmas Eve was another story. The …

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Healthy Habits For Singles Part 1: Hydrate

“Take this time to concentrate on yourself.” Have you ever had such annoyingly good advice? You may be tired of hearing it, but it’s still true: Singleness is the perfect opportunity to develop healthy habits. Good habits apply to many different disciplines: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, financial and more. This five-part series narrows it down to five physical habits that …

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Stop Guarding Your Heart!

“Guard your heart” is a popular phrase in Christianese right now. It is most often thrown around when talking about dating, and it’s often accompanied by talks of boundaries. These conversations can and do promote healing and growth in the areas of relationship and connection, but often, we take it a bit too literally. What does it mean to guard …

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My Year of Singleness

December marked the celebration of my one-year anniversary of singleness—a huge milestone for me. To some, one year does not seem like a long time to be single, but for the chronically attached, a year seems like an eternity. You see, I’ve been off the market since I was old enough to date. I was the high school freshman who …

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Holiday Drinking Survival Tips

Ah, the holiday season! How’s a single to endure the endless parade of happy couples at the holiday staff parties, neighborhood parties, family parties and parties with friends? By drinking, of course! Now don’t pretend that discussions of alcohol aren’t relevant on a Christian website. The hard truth is that the holiday season is a common trigger, even for the …

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