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Tips for the holidays from Duke Integrative Medicine

Friday, December 02, 2011      11 comments

Here are some tips for handling the stress of the holiday season from Duke Integrative Medicine: emoticon Walk in... Read more

Make it a holiday tradition to be active

Wednesday, November 23, 2011      13 comments

Thanksgiving morning I participate in the Gallop & Gorge 8K locally. It doesn't matter if you run or walk, what's important is that you move your body, especially before eating a big meal. So enjoy your holiday with gratitude and purpose... Read more

Week's update

Saturday, November 19, 2011      7 comments

I haven't blogged in a few days, so just a quick update on the highlights. Went to the beach for a retreat last weekend that was very relaxing and mindful. Ate too much Read more

on the elliptical during The Biggest Loser

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      9 comments

Sometimes you just have to DO it... Instead of simply watching The Biggest Loser for motivation, I try to be active during the two hours each week it is broadcast. Some weeks I do better than others. This week I got on the elliptical with th... Read more

getting stronger

Monday, November 07, 2011      9 comments

this weekend was unusual. I went to an anniversary party (yes, there was cake) and then visited with Mom. no exercise... and the weather was perfect, but I was traveling. this was the weekend for the Oaks Marathon and Half that I did last yea... Read more

Getting on Track - Labels & Eating Out

Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

This was the 7th of 8 weeks of the Getting On Track (GOT) program at Duke. I had a good workout this morning, so I only did a little exercising before the group session tonight. I tried the Stair Master (thinking all the time of how it i... Read more

November plans

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      10 comments

I've mapped out my reasonable and optimal weight loss goals for the month (from one pound a week to ten pounds for the month). I've been tracking my food, so now I am going to pay attention to the calorie deficit each day on my tracker. ... Read more

Virtual 5K for Halloween weekend - done!

Sunday, October 30, 2011      13 comments

I miscalculated my Saturday workout - only got 12 minutes on the bike before my gym closed. DUH So today I made sure to get my workout in, no excuses. It was a beautiful day, so I SHOULD have walked outside, but I was on a mission to comp... Read more

Getting On Track - Week 6 of 8

Thursday, October 27, 2011      2 comments

A pool workout was offered today, but I opted to warm up on the bike and then do upper body and core strength training. Dinner wasn't my favorite - quinoa, a ton of string beans (with mushrooms), and a portion of meat that I THINK was beef. ... Read more

just for points

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      5 comments

...spent most of the day at Duke Integrative Medicine. The Legacy Writing class was interesting. Mindfulness session felt good - one day I'm going to wear my heart rate monitor and see how low my resting heart rate goes during meditation. Lun... Read more

went to gym before hair appointment

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      6 comments

emoticon New habits are forming, old habits are changing. It typically takes me about 5 hours at the hair dress... Read more

GOT Fitness Recommendations and Goal Setting

Sunday, October 23, 2011      7 comments

Continuing the series of blogs sharing what we covered Thursday night at Getting On Track at Duke Center For Living. Each person was given an "exercise prescription." The 3 main components are aerobic, strength, and flexibility. Aerobic... Read more

IDEA model

Saturday, October 22, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday I talked about the Barriers to Being Active Quiz available on the CDC website and used in the Getting on Track Program at Duke Center For Living. Today I will go over the IDEA model to overcome fitness barriers. It you fi... Read more

Barriers to Being Active Quiz

Friday, October 21, 2011      7 comments

More from the Getting on Track Program at Duke. We took the CDC's Barriers to Being Active Quiz and scored it. What an eye-opener! 21 questions that cover 7 of the major issues that affect our daily activity. Once you identify ob... Read more

Getting On Track Program, Week 5 - exercise emphasis

Thursday, October 20, 2011      2 comments

Tonight was the fifth meeting of eight of the GOT Program at Duke. I arrived at the gyim early in order to sign up for 20 minutes with the exercise specialist. My main concerns are developing a consistent strength training program for mysel... Read more


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