Want a More Peaceful, Loving & Kinder World?

Take care of yourself first. We are still hearing discussion about the most recent school shooting. We are expressing anger, sadness and wondering what we can do to stop this from happening again. I have also been wondering; How can we do better? How can we create a safer world? How can we be better to those around us and be more observant to potential problems before they become disasterous? My answer; Take care of yourself first.

SMART goal setting


3 ways to lose weight without diet or exercise...

I hear ads on TV. I see late night infomercials. I have friends recommending this and that to help melt that fat right off. And even though so many of them are a waste of money, I have three things that you can do right now to help you lose weight without diet or exercise. It won't be much and it won't be fast but the weight will come off. First, get plenty of sleep. When you don't get enough sleep you have a tendency to eat worse than you do when you are well rested. Instead of making a meal, you grab chips. Grabbing chips is much easier than cooking.

Auntie loves fitness

Justin's family and mine have been really good friends for many years, a friendship that's more like some family you get to choose, which is how I earned the affectionate title as Justin's aunt Rachel.

Resolutions or Reinventions?

It's that time of the year again!

Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This soup is made in the crockpot so it's easy to assemble and healthy to eat. Ingredients:2 raw chicken breasts2 celery stalks chopped2 handfuls of chopped baby carrots3 handfuls of baby spinach1 crown broccoli chopped1 can diced tomatoes1 box chicken stock  Directions:Put all ingredients into the crockpot for 6-8 hours on low heat. Make sure you put in the 2 chicken breasts RAW and UNCUT, they will tear apart before ready to serve. Enjoy!


The word  'workout'  when it comes to exercise suggests hard work. From now on the word workout should be replaced with training. The word 'bootcamp' well that belongs to the army. It has no meaning in the fitness field........ really.. From now on that word shoud be replaced with group training. Ok my 2 cents worth is done.

Think Twice About Joining A Gym

I’m not sure what percentage of the population includes losing weight and getting fit as a New Year Resolution, but I’d venture a bet that it’s well over 50%.  One of the first steps that many people take is joining a gym.  When I worked for a large YMCA, there were so many people on the cardio machines at 6am for the first 6 weeks of the year that my ears actually hurt from the noise and I started wearing ear plugs.  But by mid to late February, most of the “newbies” had dropped out and we were back to the three dozen or so regulars who had

Happy New Year????

The decorations are all put away. The kids are back in school. No more parties or potluck's on the calendar. Now to face the facts. I walked up to the scale and really didn't like what I saw. But no matter what reason I can come up with, I earned that number. Now the questions are why and what. Why did I do that to myself? Yes, cookies, fudge and mashed potatoes taste great but it isn't like I will never see the food again. Why did I go face first into the holidays and not come out until the goodies were gone? I know a part of it is, I don't like being told what to do.

National Posture Institute News Story-Home Fall-Prevention Checklist for Older Adults

NPI News Story-Home Fall-Prevention Checklist: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging (AoA), one in every eight Americans is now 65 or older. “This means that a sizeable segment of the population is at risk for falling,” says Jonathan Scheff, M.D., chief medical officer for Health Net, Inc. “For the elderly,” he adds, “falls often lead to a downward health spiral, so the key is taking steps to prevent falls in the first place.
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