A Weekend to Remember

Taking a pause on fitness-related content to share a story with you all – a story about perseverance, grit, hard work, and overcoming obstacles. And, truly, this should inspire all of you who are attempting to meet health and fitness goals. It’s a long game and it takes dedication and commitment, no matter what.  FaithfulContinue reading “A Weekend to Remember”

The Importance of Sleep

With this week being the first week of Daylight Saving Time, I thought it might be a good time to refresh everyone’s memory about an important subject–sleep. It’s one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy. It’s a well-known fact that most of us don’t get enough sleep. AndContinue reading “The Importance of Sleep”

A Trainer is Born

When I was 9 or 10, I was addicted to Mousercise on the Disney Channel. This lady with a headband, leotard, and leg warmers, led us through the classic 1980s aerobics every morning at 6:30 a.m. and I never missed it. It was just me in my PJs in the family room following along withContinue reading “A Trainer is Born”

How to be a Morning Person and Why You Should Embrace the Sunrise

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a morning person. I don’t really know how it happened. Was I born that way? Did something happen in my upbringing? Who knows? The fact remains I am at my best at the beginning of the day. They say the “early bird gets the worm,” andContinue reading “How to be a Morning Person and Why You Should Embrace the Sunrise”

How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

It’s here–well, it’s been here for a while, if you pay attention to retail–the holiday season! It’s a time when all the goodies and treats are plentiful and the atmosphere is light. If you’re not careful, you overdo it, only to recommit to a crazy diet and dry January right afterwards! But, it doesn’t haveContinue reading “How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving”

Health Tips You May Overlook

I was recently asked to provide health tips that people may not immediately think of. In “10 Tips to Improve Your Health Today,” I outlined a few key things to remember about sleep and eating right, and reminded readers to get an annual physical with complete bloodwork. These tips are based on my own experiences,Continue reading “Health Tips You May Overlook”

How to Eat Healthy When You’re Busy

Think about the times of the year when you are the most healthy. When do you tend to eat a healthy and balanced diet versus one comprised of fast food on the run or too many calories? For me the answer is easy. Summertime! With the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables and the extraContinue reading “How to Eat Healthy When You’re Busy”

Going Back to the Office

This time we have ample time to prepare. Unlike March 16, 2020, when everything suddenly shut down, this time is different. We’re going back to the office. I remember lockdown like it was yesterday. The kids came home from school excited that they were going to learn from home for a “few weeks.” I wasContinue reading “Going Back to the Office”

Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey

This pandemic has rocked everyone’s world, particularly fitness enthusiasts who had to adapt to closing gyms, limited equipment, increased stress, new work schedules, and shortages of different foods. Now that we appear to be on the other side of it, bodybuilding competitions have resumed, gyms have reopened, and it’s time for all of us toContinue reading “Pushing Through Setbacks on Your Fitness Journey”