Autumn is approaching and I need to get ready! I have signed up for a few really fun events that should keep me in shape! Signing up for these events is really fun and it motivates me to keep healthy. Here are some highlights: In September, I have been asked to join a “Dances with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It takes courage to express myself in writing. It takes even more courage to share my paintings. It takes yet even further courage to express myself when I am vulnerable or weak. Therefore, this post is a great act of courage for me. On these bitterly cold days of Winter, I usually face the darkest […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently, I posted on my Facebook Fan page that high intensity intervals are not only a great workout in less time, but also “provides many of the fitness benefits of prolonged endurance training.” The original article, posted in the May-June issue of the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, gives us not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Have you become monotonous? I’m talking to you…cardio queens, power lifters, or sports junkies! Yes, it is great exercise to do all of these things. No one is going to tell you that it is a bad idea to keep up a regular routine. However, THERE IS SO MUCH MORE OUT THERE! In fact, there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Jesus was with them. I am only comforted by this one simple and powerful truth. He protected them and held them when their parents could not be there. He gave them peace, hugged them and led them away in light. He didn’t let them hear or see any more evil. I am only at some […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I titled this blog with a phrase I like to repeat in my head when family life events collide, often at the same time: 1. Writing a blog with coffee and without pants (because they are in the laundry pile). 2. I get a PTO email or flier for, um…anything. 3. Laundry is hanging on […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I take a weekly early morning spin class in town and one of the instructor’s repeated phrases has me reaching for my laptop: Get comfortable with the uncomfortable. This mantra has me hooked for more, each and every week. It isn’t about pain, but about being okay with that seemingly endless, nagging, smoldering muscle burn. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Let me begin by saying that I absolutely hate to discuss politics and will tend to laugh off all of this campaign drama. However, I do like to write about health. I also like to keep healthy living relevant to our daily lives. Since the election is approaching, I thought I would weigh in on the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I got strong from taking time out for myself! My daily ‘stay at home mom’ routine: Get up, make coffee, take kids out for a morning playtime, lunch, nap…then I would work up a sweat! I didn’t have a fancy gym. I didn’t have fancy equipment. No personal trainer either (though I wish I would […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Want to save time on your next work out? Skip the stretch beforehand! It turns out that stretching hasn’t been proven to be beneficial before a sweat session. Instead of static stretching, it is good to prep the body with some “dynamic warm-up” types of movements. Here are a few suggestions of my favorite warm-up […]Continue Reading... No Comments.