Top 5 Thanksgiving Diet Strategies

With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving upon us, we are officially into the Holiday Season. Usually, this is enough to strike fear and trepidation in the hearts of many dieters and those of us who’ve made great strides over the past year with our health and fitness. Why? ‘Tis the season for overeating, skimping on […] Read more »

Get Your Yoga On!

The Benefits of Yoga Whenever I think of yoga, I think relaxation, peacefulness, serenity, quiet, flexibility, stretching and harmony. It just seems like such a calm, mellow, stress-reducing activity. And it looks really easy…ha!ha! This is one of those times when looks can be deceiving. Usually you start out really slowly just doing some stretches […] Read more »

Gone Too Soon

Yesterday, I found out that an acquaintance had passed away.  He was a really nice guy who ran a local store and my husband and I had known him for years.  For the sake of his privacy, I’ll call him Terry.  Terry was a genuinely nice person and everybody who met him really liked him.  […] Read more »

Find The Fun

I woke up this morning and dragged myself out of bed. I foraged around for some gym clothes in the dark and finally emerged from the closet “ready to go”. I came downstairs for a cup of coffee to procrastinate before working out, and I thought, wait a minute, shouldn’t this be “fun”?! Then my […] Read more »

Another Reason Not To Get Stressed Out

We all have “those days” when it just seems like nothing is going right and it’s probably just safer to stay home and stay in bed.  Usually, we get overwhelmed by too many activities, or a looming deadline, or some sort of pressure to perform.  Suddenly, it just all gets to be too much. This […] Read more »

GYM Motivation | quotes | videos | tips|

I found a great quote today on GYM Motivation Facebook Page. Check it out! Today’s Motivational Quote “Exercise – the poor man’s plastic surgery!” How very true!  It’s really amazing how much of a difference exercising can have on your mind, body, and spirit.  There are way too many people who choose to take the […] Read more »

Reduce Stress

What is stress? Stress is when your body perceives danger, or a threat, possibly due to you becoming tense, hyperventilating, or becoming angry. When our bodies think they are in danger, they release adrenaline and cortisol, the fight or flight hormones that accelerate breathing and heart rate. (Also of note, cortisol, released during stressful times, […] Read more »