Conference Blogs

Are You Fabulous After Forty?

Friends Are you over 40? Are you fabulous? I turn 50 this year and have long been a fan of this excellant website created by two women determined to eliminate frumpy dressing for women over forty. I highly recommend it!It's fun and makes a whole lot of sense on a number of levels. On a fitness note, however, the link below is an audio podcast of the two gals having a chat with Lisa Crisalle, a Fitness Instructor, about the challenges of getting and keeping a healthy lifestyle and body for those of us over 40. Check it out: 

Sore Muscles Getting You Down?

With it being summer time I'm sure you have been out and active hiking, biking, and just plain enjoying the great weather. With all this extra exercising there is bound to be some sore muscles.How do we get rid of these sore muscles?1) Make sure to do a cool down2) Stretch after you get done working out (by stretching after a workout you will help prevent the pooling of blood in your muscles which is what causes the soreness)

One Tough Mudder

On Mother's Day Sunday May 8, 2011 Team AITKD Tough Mudder's took on the North East Tough Mudder, a 10-mile course running through Mount Snow Vermont with over 25 military-style obstacles (mud, snow, 38 deg. water, ice, fire, maple syrup and 10,000 volts of electricity), 13,747 feet of elevation change and 7,000 feet of climbing!! 

Take it off or Bring it on


How to plan your meals for weightloss

If you're thinking about losing a few pounds, there are a few ingredients you need to ensure your success. Of course you need to have an exercise program scheduled in your week, complete with resistance, stretching, and cardio training.  BUT, I'd like to focus mostly on how to organize and plan what you should be eating throughout the day to make those strides towards your goals in weight loss.

Carbohydrates in Your Diet

Everyone wants to know... what's the deal with carbs? Why is it that everyone says to avoid carbs if you're trying to lose weight? Are there such things as good carbs and bad carbs? How much of my diet should consist of carbs, and what kind of carbs?

Frequently Asked Questions

How old are you?Not sure if I’m asked this because of my youthful appearance or my goofy personality, either way I’m 46. And I don’t color my hair (yet) What do you eat?My diet has evolved over the years. I’ve learned that if I don’t fuel my body it will not perform like I’d like it to. I exercise enough that I can and need to eat over 2,000 calories a day, which I struggle with. It’s surprisingly hard to eat enough with out the help of sugar and junk food.

How do you stop the roller coaster?

Someone once told me:"I have done good and I have done bad. I seem to be an all or nothing kind of person. Either I am committed 100% or I am failing 100%. Just can't seem to find that happy medium when it comes to dieting. I hardly want to look in the mirror and embrace me. I just hope one day I can be happy being me and see on the outside how I feel on the inside".Answer:

Fitness Tip:

 Know your outcome - You need to have specific goals to ensure a positive outcome. Get a photo (or several) of what you will look like when you reach your goal. Negative thinking only wastes your time and energy, so quickly erase any negative beliefs or images that may enter into your mind during your day. By focusing on your goal, you can make the right choices for each day and not get discouraged by anything negative that occurs.

Change it is a-comin'

 Behind the warm breezes of August there is now a bit of a chill. Yellow buses can now be seen making their trial runs and the back to school commercials are in full force. My local Hannaford even has the Halloween candy out!  The turn to fall in September brings about major changes for my family as my older daughter enters kindergarten. As we look forward to putting her on the bus, it brings my mind to the topic of change. Change can be good, in fact, it can be great!