I am giving up fast food for an entire month. I've been keeping track of the amount of fast food I eat, and, although I hate to admit it, I eat four fast food meals, two dinners and two lunches, a week. The amount of fat I'm ingesting each week is pretty gross, really. So, starting March first, I will no longer be eating any fast food....more
Today is an "official" holiday, even for BlogHer. And yet here I sit feeling anxious and stressed about all I didn't get done this weekend. Regretting the walks I planned with a friend. Regretting that I read the Sunday Times. Worrying about all I have to do, and all I won't get done before another (short) work week starts, and more gets piled on my plate....more
I tell myself I will sign up for that yoga class. I think about it every time I get a twinge or a crook in the neck. The days move forward and so does any lack of movement toward an actual decision or action....more
You know those picket fence headboards? Pottery Barn and others sell them for kids’ rooms. I want one for my bed. Queen size. Painted white. I said this to a friend a few days ago, while we were at breakfast. He’s 86 and recovering from his second eye surgery. He’s not adjusting well to the fact that parts of his body have to be mended, repaired, medicated. He’s used to running up and down his own hill, carrying his own heavy equipment. Now he’s depressed. A couple of us call every day to see how he feels or to ask him to go out for a while.
By Guest Blogger David Snively I’ve been training clients for more than 25 years now, mostly women, and I’ve heard my fair share of workout goals from the opposite sex. For the most part, they are body part related– the eternal quest for thinner thighs, flatter stomachs, and more toned arms, and that has continued till this day. I have learned to listen to their requests, sympathize with body image discontent, and do my best to deliver results. I combine my own agenda as a trainer with 25 years of experience and constant learning, &nbs...more
These days, books, DVD’s, gyms and the web all promote Core strengthening programs.”Engage your Core” is a common instruction given with the demonstration of an exercise. But how do you know if your Core is actually engaging? Take our quiz and find out....more
The second month of the new year is a better time to affect positive change. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Anybody can make a New Year’s resolution that promises changes will begin on January 1st, but some of us know we’re doomed to fail with those expectations hanging heavily right there on the nearby calendar....more