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How to turn weakness into strength

Fitness expert, champion bodybuilder, and MS advocate, David Lyons, teaches Matt and Tara the importance of community when starting (and sticking to) a fitness routine when you have a chronic illness. David talks about mindset, goal setting, and the importance of joining the right program. David shares tips from his Optimal Body Personal Fitness program. You can find …

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David, Matt and Tara working out

Finding a rare disease specialist when all else has failed

Hey everybody, it’s Matt from Situation Positive. Do you believe that people are put in your path for a reason? I know that I do. I want to share with you a story about a chance encounter I had at a salon a couple of weeks ago with a mother, who had lost all hope …

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Matt standing in a hospital room

Belly Fat and Chronic Illness Week 4

Hey everybody. It is Matt Cavallo checking in with you at the end of week four of my weight loss journey. Just to recap, in week one, I started at 243 pounds by BMI and body fat percentage standards. I was obese. I had a problem area, which was belly fat. Belly fat’s a dangerous fat …

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Matt showing 4 weeks of weight loss progress

How to avoid surprise medical bills

Hey everybody. It is Matt from Situation Positive. And I want to talk to you about something that we all worry about, and that’s a surprise bill from a medical encounter. Now, why might you receive a surprise bill? Let’s say you go to a big physician practice. And your doctor is in-network, but they’re …

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Why Community is important to a Fitness Routine

Fitness expert, champion bodybuilder, and MS advocate, David Lyons, teaches Matt and Tara the importance of community when starting (and sticking to) a fitness routine when you have a chronic illness. David talks about mindset, goal setting, and the importance of joining the right program. David shares tips from his Optimal Body Personal Fitness program. You can find …

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Matt Cavallo, David Lyons, and Tara Tingey working out

Chronic Illness Got You Down? Go Be In Nature

Hey everybody. It’s Matt from Situation Positive here, watching the tide roll in and out, kind of like Otis Redding did. Listening to the sound of the waves crashing, feeling the spray at my back. These simple moments in life helps us know that we’re alive. So, if you’re feeling limited. If you feel like …

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Matt with a wave crashing at his back.

Belly Fat and Chronic Illness Week 3

Hey everybody. It is Matt Cavallo checking in with you at the end of week three of my weight loss journey. Just to recap, in week one, I started at 243 pounds by BMI and body fat percentage standards. I was obese. I had a problem area, which was belly fat. Belly fat’s a dangerous …

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Three images of Matt showing progress each week.

How to Make a Skilly (Skinny Philly)

Hey everybody, it’s Matt from Situation Positive. For those of you who’ve been following my weight loss journey. I wanted to share a recipe that, that my wife and I came up with. So one of the foods that I really love is a good Philly cheesesteak sandwich. I love the bread. I love the …

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Matt holding a plate of Skilly.

How to Build the Mind-Body Connection

Fitness expert, champion bodybuilder, and MS advocate, David Lyons, teaches Matt and Tara how to form the mind-body connection when you have a chronic illness. David talks about mindset, goal setting, and the importance of joining the right program. David shares tips from his Optimal Body Personal Fitness program. You can find David on Facebook where he shares awesome fitness …

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Matt, Tara and David Lyons working out
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