Keeping Up the Pace

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We’re told to”keep up the pace”  or to “move it” like we’re some sort of car on a race track.  It’s enough to drive a person batty sometimes.   The other day I was over at the gym, working out on one of the stationary bikes, going for my customary 3 mile wind down ridecontinue reading

Do You Know How to Breathe?

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I know, it sounds like a silly question.  Of course you know how to breathe.  You do it everyday, right? Here’s the thing though– breathing the right way during your exercise routine can mean the difference between getting really winded by the end or having a great workout.  If you think about it, the purposecontinue reading

5 Work-Out Routines You Can Do At Home

5 Work-Out Routines You Can Do At Home

As a busy working mom, it is difficult to go to the gym every day much less at all. Knowing that it would be near impossible for me to commit to a gym membership, I set out to find some work-outs that I could do at home.  Now, even the home work-outs may be difficultcontinue reading

Target Acquired: Setting Goals for Exercising in 2014

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Ah, the month of January. The time of  year when hope and enthusiasm abounds, especially when it comes to an exercise program.  This is it. This is the month when the battle cries of “I’m going to lose weight!”  or  “I’m going to eat healthier!”  or even the classic “I’m going to get into bettercontinue reading

Simple Steps to Get Motivated

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Let’s face it- staying healthy and exercising can be difficult.  There are times we push ourselves, put ourselves through aches and pains, and we don’t always see the results that we want.  It can be frustrating.  It can be aggravating.  Let’s face it — when you jump on that scale and see that the needlecontinue reading

At the End of A Stressful Day

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Some days go better than others.  At the end of some days you’re looking down from the mountain top surveying everything you accomplished.  You feel invincible.  Other days you wonder why you even bothered to open your eyes in the morning.  Stress from the day can take its toll, and sometimes sleep- although dearly desired,continue reading