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Getting started, again

New Years, Pre-holiday, Monday, tomorrow... How about today? We are what we eat AND DO. It's what we done AND EATEN to this point that has made us. "I am what I am", but the choice is mine. Application: Think ahead, commit, adjust if necessary, experience success, repeat. Ready break!

The Power of Rest

I love the off-season.  That part of my training where I don't have an event planned for awhile.  I get to look back over my last season (not a good one as I was plaqued with an injury!), look at what I learned, make the neccessary tweaks (more speed work, more time spent in the pool, more drills, less endurance runs, train certain muscle groups vs. others, etc) and plan for next season.  I always get a bit giddy!  The hope, opportunity and challenge the next season will hold!!!  I'm reinvigorated to start. 

Holidays.....Now what? How to stay on track of your health.

 Holidays, Schmolidays...Now What?  How do you Stay on Track of your Health? 

Making a difference

I teach a circuit training class 2X a week at a corporate client.  I've been working with the same core group of girls for about a year and a half.  I've been talking to them about lifting heavy, pushing yourself harder.  On Wednesday the girls had 30 seconds per exercise and my suggestion is that since its a short period of time perhaps we try to lift heavier.  So as the girls moved through their stations they would comment on how heavy the last person lifted - wow, she did 80 pounds on the leg press!  This one did 60 pounds on the lat pull down!

Fire Roasted Mexican Chicken Soup

This soup is so easy to prepare and only has 5 ingredients! You can never say you don't have enough time to cook a meal again!! I like to put all my ingredients in a crock pot for several hours to really let the flavor absorb, but you can definitely put them in a big pot on the stove and just quickly heat up if you're in rush. Ingredients: box of Low sodium chicken broth12.5oz can of chicken (in water)can of low sodium corn (drained)

Lean Beef Veggie Tacos

Tacos can be a healthy meal, especially when you add in lots of diced peppers, onions, & mushrooms!  Opt for Lean Beef...turkey and chicken are also great options. And use whole grain tortillas. I like to add diced cucumbers on top for an extra crunch!  Ingredients:1lb lean ground beef1 taco seasoning packet1/2 cup waterDiced red peppersDiced green peppersDiced sweet onionDiced mushroomsWhole grain or Whole Wheat Taco Shells

Oh Stop It!

Stop stopping yourself. Stop holding yourself back.Stop giving power to your limitations. Instead, give commitment, action and persistence to your best possibilities. Fear and anxiety are immensely compelling. The inertia of complacency is powerful, and yet you can overcome it. Instead, use the positive power of your life to move successfully through them.

Flexibility Basics

by Marc D Thompson What is fitness? Is it functionality or aesthetics? Is it strength or speed? Is it low cholesterol or low resting heart rate? Well, it is obviously all of those and much more.Wading through the endless books, magazines and journals can be exhausting and many times ideas, theories and disciplines are contradictory. Why? Because fitness is not an absolute science. Fitness takes science and develops it to best suit an individual or team.

National Posture Institute honors all men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces today, our Nations Veterans Day

NPI honors all men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces today, our Nations Veterans Day. The history of Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 every year. The date marks the anniversary of the end of World War I -- which ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918. 

Giveaway: Animal Songs and Stories CD!

Thanksgiving is on its way; time to celebrate with a giveaway!Susie Tallman has donated her new “Animal Songs and Stories” music cd. Thanks, Susie!