Should a Wedding Be a Reason to Lose Weight?

The wedding season is just around the corner and I have been hearing stories about bride-to-be’s attempting to lose weight in order to “fit” into their wedding dress. It got me thinking…should a wedding be a reason to lose weight? I don’t really think so. I know this goes against the normal way of doing American weddings but think about why this isn’t a good idea. First of all, it makes no sense to buy a dress you can’t fit into, in the hopes that you will eventually be able to. If you met your soon-to-be husband the way you … Continue reading

The Marriage Blog Week in Review for October 30 – November 4

Last week Karri, Heather, and I bid adieu to October and hello to November. Here’s the articles we accomplished that with: Tuesday, October 30 Seven Things Haunted Houses Can Teach You About Your Spouse Did you know you can learn about your spouse from a haunted house? You can! There are many things you can discern in fact. Wednesday, October 31 “Can a Marriage be Saved?” Karri wondered if marriages in trouble can be saved or if they’re always doomed to experience the Big D. How to Learn More About Your Spouse: Reading Together A marriage that reads together, stays … Continue reading

5 Spring Fitness Tips

It is not officially spring yet, but depending on where you live it is definitely in the air in some places. But even if you are still dealing with the last remnants of winter, its time to start thinking about the warmer months soon coming. Following are 5 spring fitness tips to get you started. The first tip is to invest in some good footwear. Don’t skimp on quality just to save a few bucks. You could end up injuring yourself if you don’t wear the right kind of footwear. You can find virtually every category of footwear available, from … Continue reading

Spring Is in the Air – Get Ready!

Where I am living, spring is definitely in the air. However, I always have my guard up when it hits the 60’s in Wisconsin in the month of March. There is always that possibility of getting snow again. But for now, I am basking in the warm breezes and beautiful sunshine. With this warmer weather comes the hope of getting back outdoors for a daily walk. I am in a very driven mode these days. My plans are to not only do my usual half hour exercise program each morning with “My Fitness Coach” but to walk for half an … Continue reading

Why I Chose the Atkins Diet

There are tons of diets to choose from, if you are interested in losing some weight. After thinking things over, I decided to try the Atkins diet. My reasons for doing so may not match anyone else’s reasons for making the same choice. I have never been on a diet before in my entire life, so this will be an adventure. Why did I choose Atkins? The most obvious reason is because I wanted to lose some weight. My sister is getting married this year, and has asked me to be a bridesmaid. This is not something I have ever … Continue reading

Taking the “Work” Out of Workout

I don’t like the word “workout.” Do you know why? Because the idea of work and fitness doesn’t mesh well. I mean, who wants fitness to be work? We work all day…whether it is in our job, as a parent, and the list goes on. The last thing you feel like adding to your plate is more work. So how about taking the “work” out of “workout”? Sure, you can just not use that term and replace it with something else. But it still doesn’t take away the stigma often attached to fitness, that it really is nothing but work. … Continue reading

Ideas for Summer Fitness

It’s time to start thinking about summer fitness. It’s the perfect time of year to try something new and to really enjoy the outdoors. One of the best ideas for summer fitness is swimming. While having fun, you get in a really great workout. Get in a few laps, play some games in the pool with your kids or join a water aerobics class. There is nothing better than a day of splashing in the sun. But don’t think of swimming or water sports as something relegated to a pool. What about some adventure kayaking or canoeing? If you are … Continue reading

Making Fitness a Lifetime Goal

How many of us find it easy to start something but much more difficult to finish it? With fitness there really isn’t a finish. In fact, it is meant to be something you do for a lifetime. Just the thought of that can make you tuck tail and run. Making fitness a lifetime goal doesn’t have to be so daunting. There are ways this can be done that are manageable and realistic. First, you need to understand that there is no one way to lose weight or gain strength. The options before us are innumerable. This is good news because … Continue reading

PETA Makes Peace with Beyonce and Mariah Makes Peace with Her Body

Animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA) has struck again. But this time the overzealous group isn’t targeting its favorite celebrity, Britney Spears; rather the group is going after another pop diva—-Beyonce Knowles. Only it’s not what you think. PETA has decided to make peace with the singing sensation claiming the entertainer has ended her love affair with fur. According to PETA, Beyonce once sat at the top of the group’s “hit list” because of her frequent use of fur products, including a collection of fur coats and fur-lined boots. PETA’s attack on the singer made … Continue reading

I Want To Know How to Like Working Out

There’s no recipe to conjure up a great feeling about working out. The truth is – people like it or they don’t. But, you knew there was a but, right? Of course you did. Whether you like working out or not, you are more than likely to enjoy the results of a good workout – especially if you do it regularly. Results Matter Results matter. It’s a simple, but elegant fact that we all have to appreciate. After all, whether you are working out to look great in your wedding dress, to look great every day, to keep your blood … Continue reading