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Thanksgiving and gratitude

Thursday, November 24, 2011      2448 comments

I awoke today, Thanksgiving, to a beautiful sunny day. I spent the morning with my Mom. We went to a nice church service and then sat and enjoyed some coffee in her kitchen. A nice, contemplative way to start the Thanksgiving holiday. ... Read more

Every day is a new chance

Wednesday, November 16, 2011      31 comments

We are all human and we all mess up sometimes. We don't stick to our healthy eating plan, we don't exercise for a few days, we procrastinate on tasks. I'm fortunate that I have the fitness and health thing down pretty good. I love to exercise... Read more

Following serendipity

Monday, November 14, 2011      9 comments

November can be a dreary month here in New England. The leaves have fallen from the trees and the days are usually cold, cloudy and grey. I happen to love November since Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I make a point to get outside f... Read more

I love working with heavy weights :)

Thursday, November 03, 2011      29 comments

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Winter fitness goals and workout plan

Saturday, October 29, 2011      17 comments

I love the colder weather, except this year we went from wearing short sleeved shirts to our winter coats. Tonight, we're supposed to get several inches of snow even! I love snow, but not in October It can be tough this time of year to st... Read more

Just do something!

Thursday, October 27, 2011      9 comments

Fitness and exercise are my passions and I love learning all I can about these subjects. The biggest thing that Sparkpeople has taught me is that little bits of activity can add up. I used t think that if I couldn't exercise hard for an hou... Read more

Walking - good for the body and for the mind

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      7 comments

I just love walking. I used to be a cardio exercise junkie and loved to run and do any other type of hard cardio. Well, my joints can no longer tolerate high impact. Why I love walking: **I can just get up and go. No fancy equipment... Read more

Having fun at the gym

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      104 comments

This morning, I went to the gym for the first time in a few weeks. I had forgotten how much I love going to the gym! I've been working out diligently at home with my many DVDs. This has worked out very well for me since I've had no excuse to ... Read more

What's your 'go to' exercise?

Saturday, September 03, 2011      11 comments

As much as I love exercise, there are days when I don't feel like exercising. I may be too tired or too distracted. When this happens, I have a few DVDs that I do My absolute favorite is Shiva Rea's "Yoga Trance Dance." This is filmed in... Read more

Ah, love foam rollers :)

Thursday, September 01, 2011      9 comments

I work out so intensely that my muscles get sore, in spite of my best efforts to stretch. There is nothing like a deep tissue massage to get out all those knots. Massages are expensive, so I only treat myself once in a while I recently di... Read more

Always have a Plan B

Thursday, August 25, 2011      16 comments

My fitness goal for the summer was to build upper body strength and also increase my cardio endurance. I met both of those goals All was well until I sprained my ankle. I missed a step and landed on my side ankle - ouch. Luckily no bon... Read more

What do you do when you don't feel like exercising?

Sunday, August 07, 2011      43 comments

As much as I love to exercise, there are days when I just don't feel like doing it. Usually this is because I'm tired or sick or very sore from the previous day's routine A few things that help me: **tell myself I'll exercise for 10 m... Read more

Mix it up

Sunday, August 07, 2011      5 comments

I love to exercise and I especially love lifting heavy weights ala P90X or Cathe's STS. This type of exercise tones my body like nothing else. That being said, it's not healthy to do this type of workout all the time. In an effort to mix ... Read more

Just get up and do it!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010      148 comments

I have to tell myself this all the time. Since my dental surgery, I've been falling into a deep sleep around 5 am and not waking up until 7 am. I then slooooowly wake up and get my day started. Okay, enough of this. Today I told myself t... Read more

Creatively consistent

Sunday, June 27, 2010      11 comments

I read somewhere that a new action is more likely to become a habit if you do it for at least 21 days straight. I have the exercise thing down pretty well now. I love to exercise so doing so every day is not a chore for me. On those day... Read more


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