I believe that strong minds and strong bodies are not separate. In fact, if one of these components is weak, this can weaken us overall. What do I mean by a strong mind? A person with confidence. A person with an inner light that shares this light with others. A person who finds inner joy […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is the kind of winter that makes even the toughest ‘winter lovers’ fatigued. It is the kind of winter that a shovel can’t haul the snow and it breaks. Freezing rain turns the road into a black ice rink. Plunging temps can cause frostbite in a mere few minutes. And…the kids are at home […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was sweaty and worn out one day last week. I had gone to my high impact dance aerobics class and I had completed a kettlebell workout. I had walked around. I had also led several training sessions and demonstrated many different moves. I finally had a chance to sit down on my duff, so I fired up my […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A friend asked me on FB if I could weigh in on this photo that went viral like croup in Fall… Oh, where to begin….This photo is not only a blogger’s dream, but this fitness mom/business owner/mom of two boys/blogger’s personal writing fantasy vacation. With fiendish, nefarious excitement, I am attacking my laptop keyboard like my coffee […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Fit Mommy confession: I used to be terrified of biking on the road. I also (still) have a fear of falling off of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
All the scienc-y/fitness-y people are finally confirming what I already knew: Music is a fantastic and effective fitness enhancement. One of the questions that I always ask a new or potential client is “What kinds of music do you like? What kinds do you hate?” I ask because I have noticed that when a client hears […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I don’t know who coined the phrase that many beauticians use: “I’m a beautician, not a magician” However, I often feel that trainers need a chunk of ‘rhymey timey’ jargon that speaks this truth. A personal trainer cannot cut your age in half and make you look as if you were born in the same year that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes, I’m humorous. Sometimes, I’m poetic. Sometimes, I am just the best I can be… When I agreed to run a half marathon, I knew that only one race would actually inspire me to keep running. That race is the Dexter-Ann Arbor half marathon. For 40 years, this race has continued on as a tradition […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have been asked by a few of my fellow fans and friends how my half marathon training is going…So, I thought I would tell you while my kids are safely and securely tucked into MineCraft and I don’t have to actually parent for a moment. As many of you may know, this whole shenanigan […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Do you have a phobia? After my last two runs, I now have three. Spheksophobia-The fear of wasps. I hate stinging insects, but wasps cause me to shriek and hide. The fact that wasps are dive bombing my house has caused my heart to palpitate more than a 45 minute spinning session. Coulrophobia-The fear […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.