Week #8 Goal: Incorporate Regular Stretching

Maybe I’m a freak, but I hate stretching.  I mean, hate it to the point that I occasionally have skipped work-outs because I didn’t want to do my stretches post work-out.  Kinda sad, I know.  I mean, I love the way I feel after stretching.  That “hurts so good” kinda thing from getting that tension… Continue reading Week #8 Goal: Incorporate Regular Stretching

Week #7 Goal: Switch to a Stability Ball

Simple enough.  I started this on Monday when I had guests come in from out of town and I needed an extra seat.  And I suddenly remembered why it’s so highly recommended as a replacement for regular chairs.  My hips and lower back don’t hurt nearly as much after a day of sitting on a… Continue reading Week #7 Goal: Switch to a Stability Ball

Week #5 Goal: Waste Nothing

Realistically, as an American, I waste food, time, space, energy and money.  Why?  Because of busyness, laziness, tiredness, and a host of other things.  I’m sure that many other cultures deal with these issues as well, but I can speak to the American culture of wastefulness as a sad state of things.  We actually have… Continue reading Week #5 Goal: Waste Nothing

Health and Wellness Tip: Know Thyself

There it is.  My laziness, rearing its ugly head.  “I’m too tired.”  “I’m too busy.”  “I’m too…lazy.”  Even as an advocate for health and wellness, as a life coach, health and wellness coach and a personal trainer (well…I will be again once I re-certify), I still have the same struggles as everyone else.  I can… Continue reading Health and Wellness Tip: Know Thyself

Week #2 Goals: Take 3 10 Minute Walks & Skip the Holiday Junk!

It’s Tuesday.  I have gone three days into a new week.  A significant change happened on Sunday, and distracted me from posting, but not from my goals!  In fact, it freed me up to achieve my goals more freely!  My nanny job with very difficult to deal with children (and their difficult to deal with… Continue reading Week #2 Goals: Take 3 10 Minute Walks & Skip the Holiday Junk!

A Hidden Benefit of Running

For the last year of my life, I’ve been nannying for a family that has, apparently, the same immune system type as I.  ‘Cuz we’ve been passing a nasty bug back and forth for months now.  This is not the first time it’s happened, either.  Thankfully, that job has ended, and now there’s hope we… Continue reading A Hidden Benefit of Running

Finding the Right Fitness Buddies

We’ve all heard that same story.  “I want to lose weight.  I’m tired of being fat.  I know this isn’t good for me.”  Why do so many follow that up with these statements?  “But I like my food.  I want to change, but I’m not willing to.” I have two friends that I love dearly.… Continue reading Finding the Right Fitness Buddies