After a few weeks of bad habits and no exercise I definitely feel more stressed. In the beginning, I just tell myself that I'm tired and I need a little break from my routine. Well,that little break usually turns into about a month, in which time my overall activity level drops, I lack motivation to … Continue reading Mental Strength = Physical Strength
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With the upcoming fall challenge, I'm doing something I meant to do sometime ago...do my homework on apps I could use to help motivate me to stick to my health & fitness goals. These are my favorites so far because they are intuitive & easy to use... Spark People App - Has an easy to … Continue reading My favorite Health & Fitness Apps
1) Print out, post & use the fall challenge schedule & the tracking sheet. This will help you stay committed to the challenge & make you feel good as you see your progress. 2) This challenge was created to motivate & inspire. Don't get discouraged if you are not able to finish one of the … Continue reading Tips for a successful fall challenge
Meal planning is a very important ingredient in a healthy lifestyle. When you don't plan ahead you are likely to eat junk food on the go or whip up some quick, unhealthy concoction at home. On top of that, I think we all go through periods of time when we need inspiration for cooking. I personally … Continue reading Meal Planning & Your Health
As fall approaches & the feeling in the air changes, I'm more and more excited about what the season will hold. More importantly, I'm looking forward to the period of renewal & energy that a new season can bring. This fall challenge is about keeping things fresh, moving forward & making positive choices. This challenge … Continue reading The Fall Challenge Is Here!
Having awesome ab's is what you need to bring it all together! Your clothes fit so much better & you look very flattering when you have a toned mid section. I like these workouts because they keep you moving while focusing on ab work. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRv5QpLJVFM6ZlyAshA9arp5fN0pST1Co
I like these workouts the best! They kick butt, bring my energy level up & keep me engaged. They are tiring & depending on how strong I am, I may not be able to complete the workout. Still, I don't get discouraged if I can't do the whole workout. I just keep in mind that … Continue reading Total Body Training
I'm a shorty. If I put on just a few pounds & I'm not excercising, I can easily look chunky. Excersise rountines like this really help keep me looking trim & my clothes fitting well. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRv5QpLJVFM7fiUUbpufjup1ezwK_U_dK
Having a nicely sculpted behind has become all the rage these day. I must admit I've also fallen for it. When you have a tight firm butt your clothes fit better and you look great. The really neat thing about our back side is that it's a muscle and it can be sculpted, shaped, made … Continue reading Booty Blaster
I'm not ready to give up my tank tops or my totally cute sleeves dresses. That's why this year I realized it is a must for me to keep my arms in good shape as I age. And that's exactly what I intend to do! As a side point, I cut way back on my … Continue reading Upper Body Boot Camp
We have always heard – you are what you eat…. & that was so annoying. Yeah right, like that makes any sense!?! Ahh, yes, but now as we get older we see that it does. What we eat can have a direct bearing on how we feel & how we handle stress. Here are a … Continue reading Ideas For Eating Healthy Everyday
So far this month, I have been doing this fitness challenge & I love it! It's fast moving, I don't get bored & I've gotten a great work out before you know it...Workout schedule as follows: Monday, Thursday & Saturday = Cardio Blast Tuesday & Friday = Full Body Fitness Challenge Wednesday = Abdominals Sunday … Continue reading May Fitness Challenge
This month, I will be focusing on toning major muscle groups along 1 minute bursts of cardio throughout the workout to keep my heart rate up. Click here for the You Tube fitness challenge video playlist. Make healthy choices, get strong, feel better. Summer is Next. Keep Going!
There seems to always be some kind of stressor in our life. Once you've fought one battle you have to brace up for the next one. Just like adults, kids have a lot of different things weighing on their minds. I appreciated the wise advice in this article "How can I cope with anxiety?" to help … Continue reading Helping Kids Deal With Anxiety?
Goal for March Workout everyday - even if it's just one set. Since I still have a lot of mental confusion & low energy days, my focus has been & still is on being more motivated & physically active everyday to improve my overall health. My workouts are challenging, yet simple & I don't let … Continue reading March Fitness Challenge
I think I'm starting to feel the winter time blues. I realized I had not done my workout for today. I put the music on blast & went for it. Ironically, a song called "Summertime" came on. I started to smile as I thought of the suns rays & how my workout would have me … Continue reading a note to self – did you workout today?
How Can You Be Positive When Negativity is Everywhere? It is hard to stay positive when faced with difficulties. In addition to that we may be prone to negative thinking because of our emotions & experiences in life. However, a negative attitude can cause all sorts of problems within ourselves and with others. To have a … Continue reading Positive Thinking
What is High Blood Pressure Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries the higher your blood pressure will be. Understanding the numbers Knowing your blood pressure is important … Continue reading Is your blood pressure too high?