Make Life & Fitness Easier for Yourself

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a magic wand that we could just wave that would make fitness easier to attain? I used to think that some people were just born fit and other people, well – we weren’t so lucky. Fitness is a state of mind, it’s who you want to be. It’s not just saying I want to be fit, it’s being active. In the words of a writer, fitness is about show, don’t tell. Lifestyle Choices When you make the choice to be more fit, you are talking about making lifestyle choices. The lifestyle choice could … Continue reading

End of May Fitness Goal Check

It’s the last day of May… seriously, it’s the last day and I am so not prepared for the end of May Fitness Goal Check. How unprepared am I? I forgot I needed to do it for one, I haven’t gotten all my May journals finished up, I skipped days here and there and I’m already so busy concentrating on all the things I need to do for next month, that I forgot you need to take a pause, take a deep breath and look back for a moment to see the path we just followed to get where we … Continue reading

End of April Fitness Goal Check

Can you believe it’s the end of April already? It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year and then it was Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter and now – tomorrow, we celebrate May Day, then Cinco de Mayo, then Mother’s Day and the list goes on and on and on. We’ve come out of the Winter, into the Spring and now we are on the fast track to summer and the swimsuit season. There’s no better time than today to make your fitness plans, check your goals and more. End of the Month Fitness Goal … Continue reading

Fitness Musings: The Hero of The Story

We’ve talked about heroes here before and we’ve talked about heroes as role models, but I heard an interesting turn of phrase – most of us are the heroes of our own stories. What does that mean? It means that for most of us – we exist as individuals and we are the main character in our own personal stories. In as much, we are the heroes of those stories. Our past is our prologue and our present is the heart of the story. So what does this have to do with fitness? Fitness Begins Inside You can do all … Continue reading

The Fitness Week in Review for December 16-22

It’s been a great week here, I know I say that every week and every week I mean it. The Fitness blog is growing and it’s developing and we’ve had over a year to get into this race and to enjoy the company of our fellows here. In coming weeks, you’ll get to share in Valorie Delp’s experiences as she dives into the 10,000 step program and we have Ed Paul who uses swimming to maintain his fitness and get back into shape. They are telling us their stories, what’s yours? Saturday, December 16 In Kid Fitness: Take Your Toddler … Continue reading

10 Best Fitness Choices for 2006

It’s the time of year for making those top ten lists and as I wind up my workweek and look forward to this weekend, I thought what a better way to summarize the year and the work we’ve done here at and get in a little fun at the same time. Towards that effort, I have thought about some of the fitness choices we’ve discussed here in the Fitness Blog and I’ve thought about the New Year’s Resolutions we are all considering for next year and those that we planned for this year. In that light, here are my … Continue reading

Friday Fitness: The Psychological Benefits of Exercise

There are many benefits we’ve discussed that exercise provides for you and for your family. Remember, when you are healthier, happier and more likely to live healthier and longer – your family benefits as well. One of the reasons I enjoy exercising regularly is because I know it’s a great gift that I can give to my daughter – because it means I’ll be healthier and less stressed – and how can a child not benefit from that? But beyond the obvious physical benefits of exercise, there are some impressive psychological benefits as well. So what are the psychological benefits … Continue reading

Tips for Fit Living

It’s always great to kick off a new month with a new start. We get 12 fresh starts a year, if you look at it that way and in my way of thinking – a fresh start is the best way to kick off the first day of a month. So with that in mind, let’s look at some tips for living fitter, most of these are frugal in nature and don’t require a lot of changes in your personal habits – just a relative awareness. Fit Tips Balance Your Diet – Junk food schmunk food. Pay attention to what … Continue reading

10 Reasons to Consider Partner Training

What is partner training? If you’re thinking that it means you and your co-worker, you and your neighbor or just you and a friend working out together every day, you’d be close. Partner training is a system of checks and balances where you both provide and receive validation of your exercise program and someone to keep you on your toes and performing it. There are a lot of good reasons to partner train and we’re going to talk about the 10 best reasons. 10. Partner training doesn’t usually involve financial investment. You can power walk together every day, you can … Continue reading

Motivation Trees

I went to the doctor a couple of days ago because I wasn’t feeling great, I’d had a persistent cough I couldn’t get rid of and it was really messing with my workout and my plans. I was frustrated; I’ve had enough with the health problems this year beginning with my husband’s emergency surgery last December to my surgery in February to the most recent escapade getting my wisdom teeth taken out. So when I discovered that I had walking pneumonia – well let’s just say my attitude was less than thrilled. I mean seriously, who did I annoy? Motivation … Continue reading