Fitness

Growing up, I was always outside. I have very fond memories of practically living one summer in my black and hot pink bathing suit. I woke up, put it on and was out the door to play. When I was very little we were living in an apartment building for a few years and that was the summer that...
The Shaklee 180™ blogger program started with 90 bloggers determined to turnaround their lives and lead healthier life styles. The program begins its third month and the amazing women are journaling their experience on the Shaklee 180™ program through their blogs, social media channels and through video diaries. They’re inspiring others to lose weight and inches and hopefully their...
Who doesn’t love to wear flip flops or sandals? As soon as it turns 50 degrees you can find me with a pedicure wearing my flip flop sandals. The problem is most sandals don’t offer a lot of arch support. Which means if you want to wear them walking for 8 hours when you take the kids to the...
I am not a runner. I jog but mostly walk. I love taking long walks, putting my music on and feeling the wind on my face and the sun on my cheeks (when it is sunny). I look forward to my time each day where my feet his pavement and I can clear my mind. It is my healthy...
We need food to survive, our body gets its nutrients from food but sometimes we can go overboard with our eating habits and it can result in weight gain. One reason for this for some people is emotional eating and I’ve talked about this before and given some tips for overcoming emotional eating. I should first say, I am...
My family loves ice cream and sorbet, anything cold and tasty I suppose. Except I’m sort of picky about what they actually eat or at least when I’m in charge! A few weeks ago we were provided with a sample pack of Whole Fruit Sorbets and my family squealed in delight when they saw what had arrived. My son...
I’m tall and being 5’11’’ certainly doesn't make finding activewear easy. Luckily Jockey® contacted me asking if I wanted to try their cotton stretch bootleg pant and as soon as I saw they came in long – I was all in! As you know I’m on a mission to continue living healthy, losing inches and weight and inspiring others. This means...
Eating out can be expensive and there is no doubt the calories can add up with the appetizers, bread basket and cocktails. Trust me I know! Eating at home can be healthy and just as delicious but of course you have to find someone to share in the cooking, unless you love it! I’ve found four delicious, healthy and...
  2013 is upon us and I’m feeling such clarity, joy and gratefulness. I mentioned that I’ve been reflecting and making goals for 2013 but my ride home yesterday from visiting with family brought even more greatness. My husband and I talked on our ride home about 2012 and what was great and not so great about the year. Our...
Emotional eating, don’t lie you've done it.  We all have and if you deny this I can’t believe you. We’re tired so we eat, in fact there’s proof that being tired causes us to eat more. Go figure, I make bad choices when I’m tired. We feel lonely so we visit our friends Ben & Jerry. Come on, admit you do...
For the last four months I've been working with the most inspiring group of women that I have ever worked with. Women determined to be healthier and to make changes in their life to lose the weight the no longer wanted to lug around. They had #Cinchspiration goals and whether it was to fit into a dress size, run a marathon,...
PBS Kids has always been a great resource for me as a parent and as a teacher. I’ve had my son use the website for homework; I’ve researched recipes and ideas for blog articles and links for resources.  With September National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the fact that I have two picky eaters I found these tips from...
The Shaklee Corporations Team #Cinchspiration is now moving onto month 4 but to celebrate their weight loss success and inch loss their giving away a Cinch® Starter kit, valued at over $228! The bloggers are shrinking I tell you! They’ve lost together an accumulative of 352.3 inches and 352 pounds*! Read more about my own transformation story here. Want to...
The lilacs are in bloom, sunflowers are smiling and the red robin at my window chirps happily each morning. Not for long. Soon a blanket of snow will cover the ground. I will trade flip flops for snow boots and our towel rack for a mitten tree. The air conditioner will collect dust and the wood pile will dwindle.  Mornings...
Fitness is now a daily part of my life. I never thought that would be the case but when I made up my mind to transform myself, everything changed.  We eat organic or healthy and I do my best to live a “green” or greenER life style but I wasn’t healthy. I was taking care of everyone but myself...
Today I was on a call with Pam Riggs, Director of Medical Affairs for the Shaklee Corporation. A question was asked about binge eating and I thought her answer was fabulous and helpful for anyone wanting to stop binge eating or changing a bad habit. When you want to change a habit it’s about self awareness, being conscious of...
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus I love this quote.  I know 50 women that are making what they want to be and what they’ve said to the World they want to be a reality. Inspirational, motivational and courageous women!  I told you why I revealed my weight loss...
We have an obesity epidemic in our country. Have you noticed? Maybe you haven’t opened your eyes to see the rolls, double chins and the fast food lines at lunch hour. It’s true and it’s scary. Which is why I committed to transforming my own life but also to help my daughter and role model for her how to...
I’m moody and tired because I don’t drink enough water. Well, that’s what a recent study suggests anyhow or my interpretation of it! And this is means even the slightest amount of dehydration. They found that dehydration in men caused difficulty in memory and alertness. In women dehydration caused little reduction in cognitive ability, but did cause significant fatigue, tension...
Losing weight is hard work. In fact, I’ve been so stressed this week and overwhelmed with the to-do list that I’ve been eating and not exercising and I feel flabby. I’ve had this great transformation reveal and I’m proud of myself but overwhelmed and I need to refocus, cut myself some slack and get back on the horse to...

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