Fitness

The Health Benefits of Walking
There are a lot of good reasons to go for a walk. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and most important it’s good for your health. But what exactly are the health benefits of walking? I hope this article convinces you that heading out for a walk each day is a great idea and that it motivates you to stick to...
A burpee, say what – huh? My sister sent me a text message today telling me that at noon the Work Out of the Day {WOD} will be three repetitions of 100 Jumping Jacks, 50 sit-ups and 25 burpee’s and you complete these repetitions and record your time. This is after a warm up routine for about 20 minutes...
Fitbit Flex Review: Telling me I don't move enough. Duh. #Health #fitness #kickinthepants
It’s no lie, I've been less active since starting my teaching position with K12 as a 3rd grade teacher.  I decided I needed a kick in the pants so I bought myself a Fitbit Flex™ I decided on the flex because I didn't want to remember to clip something on each day, the band I can sleep in, shower...
It feels remarkably good to get back to hitting the pavement and smelling the fresh air.  My mind and body so needs to get back to eating healthy (no excuses for why I went off the rails) and exercising. I've been sedentary for too long and it’s impacting my health. My DeskCycle has been helpful for those rainy office...
I sit at my desk for roughly 8 hours a day. That’s a big change for me because even though I worked from home when working for Shaklee I had more flexibility in my day because the company was west coast and I’m east coast. This means I’d make working out first thing in the morning a priority. I’d...
Yesterday I admitted that I packed on a few pounds over the winter. {Hang head in shame!}  Nothing I am proud to admit but I’m not a liar and can hide stuff from anyone so I just felt better putting it out there. With that being said I’m back on the Shaklee 180™ smoothie bandwagon because I know it...
I shared with you how my skin is looking SO much better now that I’ve committed to adding a daily smoothie to my morning full of vegetables, fruit, and protein and flax seed. I’ve posted several smoothie recipes and ideas in the past, including how to get started with smoothies and why they can be so good for you....
I’m going to be 37 this year (I had to actually count!) and believe it or not I still get the occasional pimple (or two).  This is annoying and a few weeks ago my face was broken out and I looked terrible! I wear a headset for work and noticed my chin area was just gross! No matter what...
With the New Year upon us my Facebook and Twitter feed is filled with resolutions, most of them include weight loss and health. I’m always trying to be healthier; it’s a journey for me. One thing I tell people when they come to me and ask how I lost weight or how they can lose weight, I tell them...
I blend a lot. That means I use my blender often and have a history of making the blades start to smoke and pieces and parts end up in the trash or recycle bin. My most recent blender (I’ll forgo adding a brand name) doesn’t even blend crushed ice well. Imagine what a mess I get when I add...
There’s no doubt I’m aiming to be more active myself with a desk/computer job but I’m also hoping to inspire my students to do the same. I've called these brain breaks and they are so important for helping student retain information, feel good about themselves, focus and for their heart and muscles. When we’re sedentary our bodies suffer and...
Weight loss is a journey. My journey has taken me down winding roads, up steep hills, down the hills like a roller coaster and through detours, pit stops and endless exits ramps. For the last six months I’ve worked hard to help others on their journey, to cheer them on and support them. To let them know that I’ve...
My experience with #acupuncture and #healthy healing
Acupuncture is really something I enjoy. I actually look forward to it. After going, I feel relaxed and very much centered. It’s hard to describe but I talk more about it in an earlier post sharing my acupuncture experience. My sister has told me that her "release of energy" and acupuncture experience has made her cry. Energy was “blocked” and...
A #weightloss journey
I’ve been on a weight loss journey probably most of my life. Up and then down. Yo-yo diet after yo-yo diet and thankfully I found Shaklee 180™ and was able to shed my weight for good (inches too) but my journey isn’t over.  I’m on a life long journey to live healthIER and to be better for ME. Part...
What types of milk to use in your smoothies! #healthy #weightloss
I just made the best EVAH smoothie with almond milk…delicious! I’m often asked by new people starting Shaklee 180™ or by those that just like a great smoothie what type of milk I add to my smoothies. The possibilities are endless and it’s really about playing with different kinds of milk to decide what you like best and the...
Smoothies are a great meal replacement, a healthy breakfast or a post work workout meal. I’ve been talking a lot about adding smoothies to your daily routine, how to get started and even some great starter recipes but there are a lot of extra add-ons to include into your smoothie routine that will help keep things exciting and delicious....
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or you just don’t care you’ve heard the uproar about Chobani and the big GMO debate. I’m not sure this is something we can debate but I know it’s stirring up confusion and if you’re a Stonyfield yogurt fan you might be scratching your head wondering if Stonyfield has any GMO ingredients...
Last week I shared with you how easy it is to add smoothies into your daily lifestyle. They are nutritious, filling and easy. You may already have everything you need to begin your new smoothie lifestyle. All you really need is a blender. If you’re juicing then you may want to consider adding a juicing machine to your kitchen...
I have a smoothie just about every day and sometimes twice a day.  If you’re busy you understand how it can be hard to prepare three full scale meals that are complete with all the nutrition you need, especially your daily allotment of vegetables! Drinking a smoothie each day allows me to have a well-balanced meal that fits into my...
Choosing a sports bra is time consuming and hard work. There is a LOT of choices and you don’t know how they will feel or fit your “girls” until you try them on – which is hard work because Target® only lets you take 6 in at a time so I was running back and forth to my cart,...

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