In the past 6 months, I have been teaching an average of 5 high impact Jazzercise® classes per week. These classes keep me in the best shape of my life, but they also can cause my knees to complain. Recently, my right knee had been complaining louder than usual. In fact, I even had to start […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you a “Resolution-ist?” Do you make life goals after watching that ball drop in Times Square? Do you vow to get healthier, more organized, improve relationships or try something new? If you are hoping to be a resolution success this year, I applaud you! I admit that I have made successful and failed resolutions […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of the many fringe benefits of being a CPT is that I have learned coping mechanisms and small therapies to manage injuries. I have used many of these tricks or “workarounds” to help my clients strengthen their muscles without pain. Despite my persistent enthusiasm for injury modifications, I never actually mentally prepared to have to use them for myself. What […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I ran a 13.1 half marathon in 2013, I was emphatic that I would NEVER do it again…and, then, my husband asked if I would run one with him… I was initially very nervous. However, after I thought about it, I got excited! After all, we’ve completed at least a few half marathons on our trips together in the past […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You’ve, of course, heard of the show “The Biggest Loser,” right? I consider myself on a much smaller trajectory. I’ve been at odds with my bathroom scale for decades. My weight has fluctuated up and down through college, post-college, pre-babies, post-babies, pre-Christmas, post-Christmas, and onward. While I’m not a yo-yo dieter, I usually need to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my favorite gifts this year? The Fit Bit. I admit, I was skeptical. I tend to be more of a natural health gal, using my intuition to guide me in matters of health and nutrition. I like to walk outside when possible. I don’t eat when I’m not hungry. I don’t push myself […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Family and friend support is crucial for a successful life change. Can I say that again? Family and friend support is CRUCIAL for a successful life change. Doesn’t that sound easy? Doesn’t that sound like it would be a non-issue? Unfortunately, it isn’t always a given in any relationship. What we think is support may actually be subtle […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In Michigan, we have two seasons: Snow and Construction. As I drive, I now have to dodge potholes and orange-laden traffic hazards. This reminds me that we all have to navigate roadblocks in our lives. These roadblocks can be physical and/or psychological. For many people, exercise can be a huge roadblock in both ways. Note: […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Recently, I completed my first sprint-level triathlon. I’m not blogging about this to brag. I am blogging about this because I believe I learned some valuable lessons from picking this goal and going after it, despite all of the reasons in my life that stood in my way. All the excuses, disappointments and “busy-ness” that had been […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.