Conference Blogs

Take Charge!

Seize the Day! - There is no better opportunity than now to take action. What does procrastination bring? An easy way to overcome this is by setting yourself up for success each day. Put a game-plan together and item by item check them off. Chunk the day into small projects and achievements. This activity will in itself move you forward. Get up get moving and make it happen! This is your time. 

Race Day

October 29, 2011.So it is going to be on the cool side- low 30’s at race time with sun a little breeze.   I am a bit anxious but ready to do this.  Check in begins in a half hour…

Be Me

Yeah, yeah, I know, be you?  No, just the opposite, be yourself.  The more I interact with my clients, family and friends I learn more and more how it is important to be myself.  Sometimes we try and emulate others, impress others (feats of strength) or just flat out lie to others to hype ourselves.  Today, take time to figure out who you are.  You say, I know who I am, really do you.  Well, the clock starts now.  Share your thoughts please.

Week Ten

October 23I ran just two days this week – saving it for Saturday.  I feel bad I missed running class again this week.  We were out of town for our daughters sports activities.  

Week Nine

October 16I am feeling a little pressure to train extra hard this week due to my leisure week in Chicago.  I decided I would get back at it bright and early so here it is Monday morning and I’m ready to go- going to take along my phone so I can get an idea of my time. 

Spring Family Outings


Difference Making Defined!

To make a difference, you often must be different. It takes courage and confidence to go against the grain of negativity that may surround you. That courage can bring great rewards, so in times of great difficulty and stress, choose to be a beacon of encouragement, understanding and positive purpose. Be different and truly make a valuable positive difference. 

FREE WEBINAR-Making Smart Nutrition Choices for You and Your Family- March 12, 2012-Hosted by Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RD, CDE

Topic: NPI -Making Smart Nutrition Choices for You and Your Family Melissa Halas-Liang, MA, RD, CDE will be hosting an educational nutrition webinar on Monday: March 12, 2012. 3:00 - 4:00 pm (EST). The webinar is titled "Making Smart Nutrition Choices for You and Your Family".  Registration is FREE! Space is limited, Register now to reserve your spot!

Flat Abs for Summer!

1. Abs are made in the kitchen...a lean diet=lean midsection2. Abs should be engaged when performing any exercise. It's important to keep your core engaged and ensure proper form and execution. You will then be able to make a true mind/muscle connection!3. Cut out processed foods in your diet. 3. Avoid foods that bloat before showing off your tummy--beans, broccoli, and chewing gum which will trap air in the belly. Be sure to drink lots of water!! Being hydrated is key for a flat midsection. 

Fat Burners - To use or not to use

I received a 20% off coupon for the Vitamin Shoppe and my husband and I decided to take a trip to the store.  I wanted to pick up some pre-workout energy powder and post workout protein powder.  My husband wanted to pick up fat burners.  He seems to rely on these when he's trying to lose weight.  He says they make him less hungry.  For me, I become quite jjittery and they usually give me migraines so I haven't used them in years.  In fact, when I lost 80 pounds I didn't take any type of fat burner.