Cathy Reitz

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  3. Fear As Motivation: Friend or Foe? — 3 comments
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Aug 07

Start A Thing: Week 2

What a week, it really was one for the books! Last week, along with many of you, I started my new thing – making stretching a consistent part of my training.  The plan? Start slow and build from there: Week 1 – at least two stretches after two training sessions + 1 Yoga DVD I …

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Aug 07

Start A Thing: Simple Leg Stretches

I said I’d share the stretches that I’m doing with you as I do them. On Saturday after my leg workout, I did 3 sets of 30 seconds (each side) of each of these two stretches: Hamstrings (Back of Thigh) Stretch: Extend your right leg in front of you and place your right heel on …

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Aug 02

Busted: Day 2

After declaring my body just “done” at the end of a kick-ass workout session this morning, my training partner turned to me and asked, “so what are you going to do now?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking that this was kind of a weird question. I replied, “Umm…I’m going home?” “That’s it?” “Yeah? I’m …

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Aug 01

Stretching: Shoulders & Triceps

I issued the “start a thing” challenge to start a new thing (adding something new and healthy, or stopping something not so new and not so healthy) and make it a success by implementing the change in small steps over time.  For me, that thing is slowly building stretching into the end of my training …

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Jul 31

Monday: The Day to Start a Thing

Diet? Exercise? Getting enough sleep? In honor of “starting on Monday,” I propose something new. I mean, it’s Monday – so it’s the right day for it, right?! Let’s take on a challenge and start something new, and this time – really make it happen. Novel…

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Jul 28

Stopping The Spin

My head is spinning.

Recently there’s been a rash of articles in the media discussing all of the many reasons why Americans are so overweight. It’s been blamed on everything from snacking, restaurant portion sizes, advertising, video games, sugar, and diet…

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Jul 12

Why Bloom?

A lot of people have asked me (by “a lot” I may be exaggerating *slightly*) why I chose the name Bloom for this business, so I thought I’d take a quick minute of your time to talk about it. To me, Bloom was the perfect name…

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Jun 26

Autopilot, Rut-roh!

Nothing wrong with letting our inner auto-pilot take over once in a while, we gotta do what we gotta do, right? But if you’re suddenly finding it harder to get to the gym, go out for that run or fix that “favorite” meal, it may be just that inner-autopilot that’s steering you into the ground. Rut-roh!

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Jun 24

Showing Up

Oh you know how it goes, the same as it does with a lot of folks for making time for their workouts, eating right, etc….we get busy or life throws us a curve ball and something (or thingS) fall by the wayside…

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Mar 17

Zest for…Yogurt?

Healthy snack or sugary sneak? Add some ZEST and boost flavor, not sugar! Yum!

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