Aside from the ole, “taking the stairs instead of using the elevator,” or “parking at the other end of the parking lot so you have to walk further,” here are some helpful tips when trying to fit more exercise into your day!You Got a Case of the Squats...more
Fitting exercise into your daily routine is very difficult. Most of us work full time jobs, which means we either have to get up extra early to work out or come home from a long day at work, tired and then work out. Some of us are stay at home parents, doing laundry, going to play dates, cleaning the house, running errands and then trying to fit working out in your busy schedule.Either way, working out has to become a lifetime commitment that is part of your daily routine. But once you get it figured out, you can make it work and you become a happier, healthier you....more
How you view the world greatly affects your success in almost every and any endeavor. Positive people tend to achieve more success in their jobs, in their interpersonal relationships, and in their fitness, among other things....more
I used to think this about running too. I'd see "running is my therapy" somewhere and think, "Yep, it's mine too." But then the other day I was feeling down. I was sad, sluggish, unmotivated. I knew that going for a run would make me feel better, both mentally and physically. And yet at that moment, running was just about the last thing I wanted to do. What I wanted to do was crawl into bed, pull the covers over my head, and take a nap. Which is exactly what I did.
Everyone has their "thing". That thing that makes them come alive, makes them smile wider and their heart sing. Mine is definitely in the fitness industry, and more particularly group instruction. In no particular order, here are some of the reasons I LOVE teaching classes......more
I am doing a week-long "cleanse" for the second time in my life. I did the first six months ago and loved it! I lost weight, gained energy, and felt better mentally and physically than I had in years.But when it was over, I slowly started to go back to my old ways, and before I knew it, I put half the weight back on again and felt lousy - tired, lethargic, dull, and a little edgy....more
Putting 13.1 miles under your running belt is no easy feat. It can involve months of diligent training, a relentless amount of courage, a proper fueling and hydration plan and a whole lot of positive visualization to make it to that finish line. Did I mention the extensive training? But, it’s doable. Boy, is it doable, because if I can do it, you positively can too!...more
Did you know 96% of women (and 90% of men) in the U.S. don't get enough vitamin E in their diet? It's not a vitamin or mineral that gets talked about nearly as much as, say, iron, vitamin D, calcium or vitamin C. But researchers continue to learn more about its importance....more