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

Thinking Ahead to Spring

This week the temperature here in Wisconsin is supposed to hit near 60 degrees. Since there are still remnants of snow scattered throughout my city, this is more than just good news. This is great news and a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. So now I am thinking ahead to a fit spring. How can I make the most of the upcoming season and the warmer days ahead? While it has been cold I have been using my Wii Fit and treadmill. But I am definitely looking forward to getting outdoors and implementing additional types of … Continue reading

Getting Ahead

I wrote about working ahead over holidays before but the holiday break we currently find ourselves in the middle of generally splits classes in half. Sometimes it even marks the end of a course and returning for the spring semester will mark the beginnings of new courses. “You’re not going to recommend we do school work over our vacations, are you?” The answer is “Yes… and no.” At any rate… it may not be what you’re thinking. Being in a PhD program has it’s benefits. One of the greatest benefits is that I am able to, in general, only take … Continue reading

American Express Spring Fling

American Express is conducting a Spring Fling promotion. When you buy two American Express gift cards, they will send you a $25 Spring Fling gift card in the mail. When I first heard of this promotion, I wasn’t very impressed. It’s a great promotion, but I don’t need any gift cards right now. Then I started thinking about it. These Amex gift cards work anywhere an American Express credit card is accepted. I pay for gas and groceries with my debit card. Why couldn’t I use the gift cards instead? I would get use out of the Amex cards and … Continue reading

Give Yourself the Gift of Love This Valentine’s Day

Most of us associate Valentine’s Day with the receiving or giving of gifts to others.  How about making this year one about giving the greatest gift of all?  I’m talking about a gift that begins with you…loving yourself enough to make some important lifestyle changes. Now that the New Year isn’t feeling so new anymore, many of us start to lose grip on the goals and resolutions we set.  The energy and enthusiasm we felt in the beginning of the year to exercise more and eat less has started to wane. In fact, some people might even be suffering from … Continue reading

Supplies for Seasonal Cleaning

I kicked off 2013 with a determination to conquer what I call a lost art in society, housekeeping.  My way of defining housekeeping is cleaning, repairs, decorating and organizing. January’s focus is on cleaning, which I blogged about the three main types of cleaning:  seasonal, deep and maintenance.  Last week I introduced you to a seasonal cleaning plan and today we are going to talk about the supplies you need. As a reminder, seasonal cleaning targets those areas inside and outside the home that you are likely to get to once-a-year.  Examples include washing windows and cleaning out the garage. … Continue reading

Preventing Bedbugs

I have never had bedbugs, nor have I ever known someone personally who has had them (at least I don’t think so). But the recent news surrounding their infestations in homes and hotel rooms certainly has me concerned. I am thinking ahead to when my family will travel to Texas to witness our son’s graduation from the Air Force. We will need to spend several nights in a hotel and already I have the heebie-jeebies. I am happy to tell you that there is actually a bedbug registry in which you can check your hotel to see if there have … Continue reading

Summer Disney World Deals

It may only just be April, and around here at least our weather finally started feeling spring-like again after some unseasonably warm temperatures, but it’s time to start thinking about summer. At least, it’s time to focus on summer if you’re thinking about planning a Walt Disney World trip for your upcoming vacation. The special offers on Disneyland’s website still pertain to their spring deals, but Disney World has started looking ahead to the warmer months. Today I’ll focus exclusively on the Disney World deals, and I’ll return to Disneyland in the future when their special offers site is updated. … Continue reading

Ways to Stay Motivated

In my last fitness blog, “What Impacts Your Motivation to Exercise?” I talked about how the weather impacts my drive to exercise or not to. Since its spring most of us can expect there to be up and down days, as far as temperatures and rain. But as we are looking toward the constant days of warmth and good weather, we should be thinking more about what we can do to motivate ourselves. The way you go into a fitness plan can make all the difference as far as your drive and determination. For instance, set realistic goals and expectations. … Continue reading