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5 ways a healthy diet is making you tired

 ( -- Who doesn't wish for more energy at least a few dozen times a day?

Sense of Purpose

A couple of months ago I read an article related to personal training and assessing the goals of our clients. During the article, the author mentioned several key factors as to how clients achieve and surpass their personal goals. One of these factors was having the client have a sense of purpose for each and every session. The author noted that everyone (including trainers) should dedicate each workout to something or someone. I will admit, I didn't think that would create such an intense atmosphere during a session.

SavageMan 30 and beyond.....

After running distances from 5k to Ultra Marathons for the past 8 years, it was time to find other fitness challenges.

Getting out of shape

Let's face it, you love to be in shape!  Everyone loves feeling strong, healthy, motivated, energetic, etc...but, what you don't love (if you're not in shape, that is) is doing the workouts, avoiding the chocolate cake at that birthday party and sweating.  Right? Right.So, because I'm a runner (which, I never though I would be) and I "work out" and went as far as to get certified to help people get back in to shape, I thought it would be nice to put this message out there:


  I have a confession. I have never had a six pack. When I first started exercising, I had no idea about "the core". That is your six pack right? I did those silly floor crunches just like everyone else and I wondered why I wasn't getting results. But, we know better now right?

Making time for a home practice

Yoga before mommyhood is competely different from yoga after mommyhood. No more running out th door to get to whatever class I can hit. No more staying at the studio after hours to get my practice in, regardess of time. These days, my yoga mat is often covered with stuffed animals and Dora blanket.  Ashtanga yoga is my main practice, and I've always had a home practice, but it's getting harder and harder to fit everything in a day, and get more than five hours of sleep.

The Mediterranean Diet

Unfortunately I will be sans recipe with picture this week. I had every intention of presenting a Mediterranean halibut but ran out of time and was not able to get to it. However, since Mediterranean was the theme of the day, I thought I'd discuss a very effective diet that helped me lose weight sometime ago-the  Mediterranean diet.  About 3 years ago I was 25 pounds overweight. I exercised regularly but not often enough. Not only that but my body was used to the exercise routine I did week after week. My muscles were not being challenged.


L O V E...A word so powerful but so misunderstood.So many if us use this word but do we really mean it.We are so quick to hate, lie, fight, and cheat.But then take forever to forgive & forget.We judge when we have no right.We love with our mouths but not with out hearts.Love isn't always perfect, and it may not always be pretty.TRUE LOVE NEVER FAILSBut we fail.We fail to fight for the things that we love.Instead allowing meaningless things to tear our love apart.

Traveling Again

I am packing my bags again, this time to go to Germany for a week. Since I have been complaining about the direct flights from Raleigh to Los Angeles a few weeks ago, I am looking forward to travel part of my vacation with mixed emotions. 

I’ve Fallen, But I CAN Get Up!

A momentary drop in the temperature this week, reminded me that it’s time for my annual “Fall Prevention” post. This year, my message is more personal because the subject hit close to home. My mother, who is 85, fell in the middle of the night a few months ago. She conveniently tumbled to the ground during one of my periodic cross country visits.  She is a an active, healthy, senior, who can even play a bit of tennis when she wants to. She still fell. It was an accident, and sometimes stuff just happens.