Metabolic conditioning is a hot word in the fitness industry right now. A lot of people are moving away from the long bouts of elliptical or heavy weight lifting with long rest. Instead, we have to turn to shorter, full body, higher intensity workouts that burn calories. We are getting busier and busier by the day but we are also wanting to stay healthy....more
The New Year has begun, and with that, so has the exercise uprising. I have lived a healthy lifestyle for quite a few years now, so getting fit is never on my resolution list. With that said, I am proud of our society as, in more recent years, the focus is slowly turning toward health and fitness. I applaud those who want to live a healthy lifestyle, rather than a sporadic dieting lifestyle....more
There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips will help you, too.
As a 44-year old woman I've started to feel the changes in my body. I remember when I had days filled with energy and enthusiasm. Today, my hormones are creating havoc in my life! Mood-swings and crying episodes are the order of the day. My hair is thinning and falling rapidly, I have gained a lot of weight and I don't feel motivated. I don't feel like myself anymore. ...more
Earlier, I wrote about the politics of weight and the systemic issues challenging our health as Americans. All that said, there's still a lot of room for personal accountability and responsibility in managing our health and nutrition. When all is said and done, we're the only ones who decide what to actually put in our mouths and how much to move our bodies....more
Dang. Getting Started. Scary words, especially when I have used them so many times before. Perhaps if I blog this journey, i can stay with it.Or die trying.Or abandon the blog.Or discover a planet where being 60 pounds overweight and a MBI of 34 or so contributes to good health. ...more