5 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight on Vacation

Oh, the summer. Many of us spend all winter either working out or fretting about how to get ready for the warm weather.  We want to get fit before it's time to expose more of our bodies than can be covered up with a winter parka. Hopefully everyone was successful with their cold weather weight loss goals and feels that it's important to avoid reversing that progress on vacation.  Even if you haven't reached your goals yet, you don't want to be side tracked by a few days out of town....more
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Weight Loss and Yoga?

When it comes to yoga, looking at videos of tiny women draped in spandex, bent and twisted up like pretzels can be quite discouraging. Many women look on and immediately dismiss any possibility that they could ever do yoga. "I'm too big." or "I'm not flexible." has been uttered far too many times. If you do a quick search online, you may be pleasantly surprised by how many women of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness practice yoga on a daily basis. Or, better yet, how many people actually use yoga to lose weight....more

Lets Clear the Air about Air Fresheners

 Americans will spend approximately 1.72 billion dollars on air fresheners this year. Air fresheners can provide pleasant smell associations, cover up bad odors and make us feel “different”.  This different can include itching, sneezing, wheezing, headache, diarrhea just to name a few....more

A Room of My Own

Since we returned from a family vacation last month, I’ve tried to see one friend each day; I’m not at 100%, but overall my hit rate is terrific, and it’s been such a treat. This is yet another way that I’m working to better balance life, making time for leisure in addition to work, prioritizing myself in addition to my family and responsibilities....more

All things considred in parenting

First Panel Question agreed upon was: Can effective co-parenting results be achieved between parents who were raised semi-polar opposite? I will say yes. Anything can be achieved when you work together toward the greater solution. When you are working together, you sometimes have to remove yourself from the equation. Not just on the surface, but beyond.  If you are working for the benefit of a common interest, your decision should reflect concern for the common interest more so than an independent interest. ...more

The Benefits of Raspberry Leaf Tea; Pregnancy and Beyond

My second pregnancy was a little rough on my back so I started getting prenatal massages to help out with ...more

Retirement Notice

I found this a long time ago – when I find things that I like, I save them – and I go back to them when I need to smile, laugh or to be inspired. This makes me smile and reminisce.  Enjoy!  Author Unknown I am hereby officially tenderingmy resignation as an adult. I havedecided I would like to accept theresponsibilities of an 8 year-old again....more

Blech, blech...complaining again...

In the office today getting ready to see the physical therapist again.With my leg. The leg that wasn’t hurting me until this past Monday, AFTER I finished physical therapy.I went to my flip fitness class last night and what a difference when you gently do something and when you did 10-20 repetitions of something that wasn’t that strong to begin with. I am hobbling around and am getting bummed out.I am walking like I need a knee replacement…oh yeah, I had two already....more

Wellfit’s Worry-free Holiday Survival Thrive Guide

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!I saw a funny quote on a hand-stitched pillow in the window of store the other day that said: “It’s not a family gathering until someone has a meltdown”!...more

Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss--up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days

Want to lose weight fast but hate feeling deprived all the time? "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince says he has the answer in his new book:  "The 3-1-2-1 Diet: Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss--up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days."...more
I strongly disagree with Dolvett, and his use of words like 'cheat' meals, is a huge red flag ...more