Have Fun!

If exercise isn't fun, you probably won't do it. Find something that excites you whether it be dancing, exercising with a friend or group, walking the dog, gardening, ......something! Don't forget to switch it up from time to time to prevent boredom & plateau. 

Winter is just around the corner.....

Do you workout at home or outside year round? Are you wondering how you should dress for your winter month workouts?When exercising outside during the winter months there are precautions that you should take just as you do during the summer months while working out and enjoying the outdoors. During the summer you have to worry about the heat and how it will affect you. During the winter months you need to pay special attention to the cold. There are several things that can happen if you don't dress properly for exercising outside during the winter. 


I have been busy preparing for the floodgate of clients to appear, I have set-up class times and locations, I have been working with the Goodwill and REACH here in Tacoma WA, teaching both healthy cooking and yoga to the clients in there system. the REACH program serves kids from 14 to 24, 65% are homeless and neither fitness or nutrition is a fous.

Goes with Gods' purpose for our lives...

Mother and Daughter team finishes the Parks 1/2 Marathon 9.11.2011

This is what the headline could read for our epic moment on 9.11.2011 As promised a few month back, I am happy to announce that my lovely daughter Melanie has finished her first 1/2 Marathon in 2 hours 34 minutes! Her journey was long and many physical obstacles made her training difficult.

Clean Eating on a Budget

Clean eating is a method based on the idea that the best way to eat is to abundantly enjoy whole foods:  That is foods as close to their natural state as you can get them.This means eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins instead of pre-packaged, processed foods or fast food. Clean eating is also committed to replacing saturated fats with healthy fats. Many people on the plan don't count calories, but instead trust in good quality, healthy food.

9 ways to live longer

 In each magazine on the newsstands today, it seems as though everyone is searching for the elusive fountain of youth. Articles touting anti-aging secrets abound. Doctors and researchers from around the world agree that a few simple things can actually make a difference in how we age. Here’s a snapshot of what they’re saying: 

Pesticides on our produce

October is a great month for crisp weather, beautiful colors, and delicious foods!  I am looking forward to our annual trip to the apple orchard with my family.  Which reminds me that we should be eating organic apples, whenever possible, because apples take the title for the #1 "dirtiest" produce, as far as pesticides go.  The following is a list of the 2011 "Dirty Dozen", which means these are the fruits and veggies with the most pesticide exposure: 1.  Apples2.  Celery3.  Strawberries

The Simple Act of Breathing

Why is it so important to inhale through our nose? There are several reasons for this. When we inhale through our nose, the hairs that line our nostrils filter out particles of dust and dirt that can be injurious to our lungs. If too many particles accumulate on the membranes of the nose, we automatically secrete mucus to trap them or sneeze to expel them. The mucous membranes of our septum, which divides the nose into two cavities, further prepare the air for our lungs by warming and humidifying it.

Sunday= plan of attack ...POA day.  My fitness efforts have been really weak since my vacation.  I've not had a goal and been so inconsistent with my workouts that I have gone backwards in my fitness and buffness level :snicker:  I'd highly suggest that you take some time to PLAN your workout week really helps keep you more consistent and HONEST.
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