Running 101 Part 1

Running is such a wonderful way to get exercise, but it isn’t always easy to take the first step. I wanted to take some time to share how you can start running and find your happy pace. If you are not currently a runner, think of this as your “Running 101″ course. And, if you are already a runner, think of this as a refresher course.1) Why Run?...more

The Power of Positivity

The Power of PositivityPosted on September 17, 2013Over the past few days, we have been given wonderful support from family, friends, and followers. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and given us a boost....more

The Stars Aligned

The message read, “Triple D (A walk in the park) or Astrid & Israh. Pizza & beer on me! Gail from California. We are in loop E, space 55....more

Creative Ways to Add Health to Summer

Happy hump day! This week is flying by and I am loving it. This coming Sunday, (August 4th) is our first wedding anniversary! It is amazing how fast the time has gone this year and I look am looking forward to many more. As summer starts to wind down, we are trying to get every last ounce of fun and sun before the weather changes. Soon enough it is going to be getting cold outside and I'm going to have to dig my crock pot out of the cabinet. Before I start pulling out my winter clothes I wanted to share a list of fun ideas to add some health to the rest of summer....more

Farmers Market Fun

Here comes the sun, do do do do! Today the sun finally came out which meant it was time to spend some time outside. Lilly and I went for a two mile jog and then went home for an upper body circuit. I did a drop set circuit starting with 20 reps of each exercise then subtracted five reps for each set with a total of 4 sets.Circuit:Chest press Over head press Tricep chop Scaption Tricep pushups...more

How to Control the Stress in Your Life

The schedule… that monster that seems to consume our lives.  Bringing us stress; raising our cortisol levels, making us feel tired and depressed.  BUT, there are tips that you can utilize to reduce that stress.  Here are a few of my favorites:...more
Great summary of those activities promoting health and wellbeing - my favourites are Yoga and ...more

The Ups and Downs of Committing to a Healthy Lifestyle

For some people, dieting seems easy. Maybe they just don’t get hungry, you think. Maybe they have some magical hormone that suppresses their appetite, allowing them to get by with very little.Or maybe they have more psychological problems than you could imagine.Regardless, you are not one of those people. You enjoy food. In fact, you love it – sometimes a bit too much.After indulging in what you know is “bad,” you try to justify it by telling yourself that you deserved it because you had a really shitty day or you’re out celebrating something....more

Out of My Element: Living in the City as an Introvert

For some of you this may come as a shock, for others you might have known longer than I have, but I am an introvert. One of the most confusing kinds – I might add.I am social. I enjoy being with friends and doing activities, but essentially, I get my energy from being alone. Days without solidarity and time to myself drive me to the point of insanity. It causes me stress and high anxiety, and if I’m not careful, some really horrific breakdowns....more

KrissDusel a/k/a Fittobekriss

I am an ALMOST 40 year old mom of a 5 year old daughter and a 9 year old son, who works part-time as a legal assistant, while taking care of my family and for the first time in a long time myself. My blog is about getting fit and healthy the right way, by exercising and eating right - not fad diets.  It is also about all the fun things I do with my kids to keep them fit and active.  ...more