New Day Rising

New Years Eve is almost always considered the new day rising, a time when the “reset” button gets pushed – and that is a beautiful thing. But the thing that’s even better, and the thing that often gets overlooked is that

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Tight on Time: Holiday Fitness

Hands up if you’re one of the many to toss the towel in on fitness this time of year. Raise ’em up high if the reason is “no time.” It’s ok, because we’re about to change that.  Don’t freak if it feels like just one more thing on your to-do list, it doesn’t have to …

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Starting (and Keeping) A Thing: Maintenance

Even if it’s a small act, it’s the act of mental strength that’s important…”Today, right now I make the choice to do this because even though I don’t want to, and even though it would be easy to walk away from, I know it’s in my best interest.”

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Start A Thing: Full Disclosure

I’m really out of catchy Post titles, not that I was ever full of them! A skill to be developed, that’s for sure! In the spirit of full disclosure, after my competition on Saturday I did NOT perform any stretching.  I was fully gassed, but also completely amped up (a combo that makes for an …

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Start A Thing: Always Time

A little late in wrapping up Week 3, but I’m super happy to report that I met that weekly goal, and even managed three stretches after two of four sessions. Also, on Saturday I did the yoga “Hip Openers” program on my DVD (again). This week the goal is to add at least that third …

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Eat Food!

I read an opinion piece today that I found kind of intriguing. It cited some recent research that shows that in all our efforts to break foods down and rebuild “healthier” alternatives, we’ve really only succeeded in creating new food ‘evils’ that have furthered our collective nutritional downfall. Hmm, ok…tell me more! Sharing! Here’s a …

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A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

I realized yesterday that I started this stretching thing with relatively little info about stretching, how and when to do it, why it’s important, you know…some basics! So it’s back to basics today, with a few important things about this ‘thing’ that I’m starting. Flexibility is essentially your ability to move a joint through a …

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Start A Thing: Week 3

A week of success, and feeling like I’m really making a lasting change this time. Many times in the past I’ve attempted to add a solid stretching program into my regular training, and many times I’ve not been successful. But two weeks in, with a little help from you guys (accountability, it works!), some focus, …

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Back & Hips Stretches: An Update About My Thing

Time for an update! I’m happy to report that after training both Monday and Tuesday, I got my thing done! Two out of 3 down, at least one to go. Monday, same as last week, was shoulders/arms. I repeated the Triceps Stretch I did last week, and then I performed several stretches on a machine …

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Turning Thoughts

After a difficult week last week, Monday I woke up with a bit of fear of the unknown, thinking “oh no, what’s life got for me THIS week?” But I quickly realized that’s not the best approach.  So before I even got out of bed for the day,  I started with a little pep talk …

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