Sunday, December 30, 2012

Today - YogaX

Today's workout is yoga.  A lot of people avoid programs with yoga in them thinking that it is just a bunch of stretching and it isn't in alignment with their goals of slimming down or bulking up.  They envision something like this

or this

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 Learnings

As the year comes to an end it's important to take time and reflect on the past.  What went well last year?  What could have gone better?  What did I learn?  Take a look back and write it down.  "The palest ink is better than the best memory." - Chinese proverb  Which habits got you great results and which ones got in your way? 
Replace those bad ones with a new habit.  Instead of watching the evening news (bad in so many ways) go for a walk. Instead of fast food for lunch brown bag it.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Biggest Loser

Give yourself a gift this year.  Start the year fast and focused by joining our biggest loser contest.  The contest will start the second Monday of January which will be the 14th. This will give you a little time to work out your plan. It will be a 90 day challenge

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stocking Stuffers For Runners

As promised here are my stocking stuffer ideas for runners.  They are perfect for any level runner, from run-around-the-block to marathoners. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Loving KenpoX

Today's workout - KenpoX.  I love this cardio routine.  With each punch I make up an evil villian who I am attacking.  Today it was the bad man who brought the worlds largest tray of baklava to my house Saturday night.  Pure evil.

How I think I look doing KenpoX
How I really look doing KenpoX

It's so much fun my cat even gets into it.


What are your fitness goals for 2013?


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Nutter Butter Reindeer

Here's an easy fun treat you can make with the kids.

1 package Nutter Butter cookies
1/4 c chocolate chips
1 package m&m minis
1 small bag pretzel thins

Friday, December 14, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Christmas Stocking

There are many different beliefs regarding how the Christmas stocking became a holiday tradition.   In Italy the children put them out for La Befana, the Dutch leave straw and carrots for the reindeer, in Puerto Rico they leave grass for the camels of the 3 Kings. Which one started the tradition?  I love them all and choose to believe that they all did, but since I like a good story my favorite belief regarding the origin of the Christmas stocking is the story of the nobleman who wanted a better life for his 3 daughters.  Some say the nobleman lost all of his money making crazy inventions.  I prefer the version where he helped the people who relied on him . . .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

What Does Your Behavior Say About You?

As we get closer and closer to Christmas it seems almost an impossibilty to be able to turn on the TV or radio and not hear a story about a mall Santa being rude to someone.  This morning a listener called in to the radio station as she was driving to City Hall with a video of Santa

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Beachbody Coach

I just want to let you know that I am so in love with Beachbody (P90X, Insanity, Shakeology, TurboFire, etc.) that I have become a Team Beachbody Independent Coach. If you want to know more about their products message me.

Friday, December 7, 2012

How to Reduce Stress This Holiday Season

I work in retail so I see first hand how stressed out people can be during the holiday season. Our To-Do lists get bigger and bigger and the days are still only 24 hours long.  Here are some tips to help you get through it.

  1. Make time for good nutrition and exercise.  When your body isn't fueled up properly you can feel more stressed.  Stay away from sweets and make sure to make exercise a priority.  Don't hold off until the New Year; get going now.  When you attend holiday parties, enjoy the people instead of the treats.
  2. Take a gratitude walk.  Exercise is one of the greatest stress reducers and, according to Jon Gordon, it's impossible to be stressed and thankful at the same time.  As you go for a walk make a mental list of all the things in your life that you appreciate.
  3. Volunteer or donate. There are so many groups and individuals who need help this year. Raise your spirits and theirs by giving.  
  4. Make lists.  Write down everything you need to do and then prioritize the list.  This is about efficiency, not memory, but it can't hurt there either.  Lists can help get things done in the proper order.  For example: create invitations, send invitations, prepare menu, make grocery list, etc.  There is a proper order to get these done efficiently.  Lists can also keep you from running all over town or from wandering throughout the mall aimlessly.  Write down what you need to shop for.  Next to the items write down the most likely place you will shop for the item and then number your list in the most efficient way to shop for the items by location.

Shopping Route
Ugg Slippers
Running Shorts
Dick’s  Sporting Goods
Yoga pants
Victoria’s Secret

Keep a smile on your face and always remember 'tis the season to be jolly. 

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