Dogs & Strengthening Our Pillars of Health….and Cats?!
My husband and I have been together for almost 9 years. Before we met I had never had a dog as a pet. As our 9 years have progressed so has my relationship with our now 14-year-old Australian Shepard Austin. I do not know much about the development of dogs but Austin was 5 when […]
Calling all Gardening Enthusiasts
This years weather is putting a delay on the gardening season this spring which means there is still time to get (re)started on an exercise routine to prevent those seasonal gardening and landscaping aches and pains. It can be physically exhausting to do yard work, especially if you are otherwise sedentary in the winter months. […]
5 Reasons to start exercising today!
Everyone knows they should exercise and most likely why but often times we hear, "I don't have time," "I have done it all before and know I should start again but...," "I don't know how," "I can't or won't do it on my own but I don't want to pay for a gym or a […]
Exercise: Is there any such thing as too much?
Getting into a regular exercise routine can be very difficult for various reasons. One workout can definitely make you feel better but working out too much will make you feel worse! You may be thinking how can more exercise be a bad thing? Well there really is such a thing as too much. When certain […]
Getting to the heart of the matter
In the spirit of it being the week of Valentines Day (enter eye roll) but also Heart Health Month lets traverse all things love, resilience, and working out! On Love: I LOVE it when obvious things that I know and have lived come, go, and then re-enter my life like a it is an entirely […]
Leave the phone behind: Gym Etiquette
I was taking a spinning class at an area gym this past weekend. All of a sudden I saw a flash of light go off in mid-pedal and wondered what it was thinking strangely that someone was taking a photo. It turned out to be inches away from me. The rider next to me had […]
80% of New Year’s Resolutions Fail – How to ensure yours doesn’t
There is nothing more symbolic of fresh starts than January 1st, which could be why Inc. Magazine reports 60% of Americans make a New Year’s resolution. What are we resolving to do (for real this time)? Not surprisingly, the majority want to diet or eat healthier (71%), exercise more (65%), and lose weight (54%). But, […]
Do as I say, not as I do
Sometimes it takes wise counsel to point out that you need to practice something that is usually so obvious to you, something you constantly preach to others, and believe that you do fairly well until you are told otherwise. This is precisely what occurred to me right at the start of this month and year. […]