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We hear it all the time… “I just don’t have time to exercise!” The truth of the matter is that exercise is something that we have to prioritize, just like we prioritize a meeting or a doctor’s appointment or going to work 5 days a week, or anything else we have to do. I know we are all busy these … [Read more…]

Change is hard, y’all! As you are reading this post, I am helping my best friend load up a moving truck to move 1,000 miles away, to a state I’ve never visited. We’ve known each other since around 1998 (when our now-adult sons were just little boys) and we’ve been through a lot of tough times … [Read more…]

In just over six months, I will be traveling from my north Texas home to Seattle, WA and walking for a cause very dear to my heart. I will be walking my fifth Susan G. Komen 3-Day and seeing the wonderful state of Washington for the first time. This year, I stepped way outside of my comfort zone and … [Read more…]

    Today is Veteran’s Day so I wanted to honor our military veterans because I believe they are worthy of our honor. I come from a long line of veterans from many branches of services and I am very proud of how they have served this country to make it a better place to live. In … [Read more…]

    I’ve been a mom for over 24 years now, so my two sons have taught me many lessons, but over the past three weeks I have been being schooled by a 10 year old. How can a 10 year old teach a 49 year old mom something, you might ask? It’s not too difficult when your 10 year old is … [Read more…]

As yet another birthday arrives, I’m reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That’s why we’re all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn’t just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more…]

I had a really busy day. A good day, a fun day, but not an up on your feet and moving kind of day. At 8:00 at night, I didn’t even have 4000 steps on my Fitbit. This was not good, but I was really tired and thinking of just not walking for the day. I got to thinking about how I hadn’t missed a … [Read more…]

You may know me as one of the “running” writers, but the fact is, I’m also a triathlete.  My first triathlon was completed on my hybrid and then I upgraded to a fancy road bike and began clipping in last year, but I’ve been biking since before I can remember.  With Michigan experiencing about 6 … [Read more…]

TGIF dear shrinkers! This TGIF is extra lovely due to it starting off a long weekend for most of us.  Long weekends can even be seen as a secret weapon on your weight loss journey. Here’s why: You have an entire extra day to plan, and cook,  healthy meals for the week ahead. You have a chance … [Read more…]

In my neck of the woods, families are just returning from or going to spring break.  My family and I spent a week down south in an attempt to get away from the awful winter that’s held the Midwest captive since about October. It was quite lovely. Just because you are on vacation doesn’t mean you … [Read more…]

Image Source: Inspired by Lisa’s post to change things up a bit, I wanted to share what has helped lately to  snap me out of that rut of boredom we all get hit with from time to time. If you haven’t read her post or Ann’s post about the importance and benefits of lifting weights, you … [Read more…]

Fellow Shrinkers, let’s see a show of hands for those of us who are always looking for ways to break through the boredom we all know exercise can sometimes be. We see many posts about the importance of switching up your workout play list. Today, I am sharing my top 10 NON-music podcasts that are my … [Read more…]

Life’s busy. And sometimes (even though we hate to admit it), that can get in the way of a good workout. However, if you can put the excuse demons at bay and have a good 20 minutes, you can get a decent sweat fest in, especially if you do high-intensity interval training. High-intensity interval … [Read more…]

This past week there has been A LOT of talk about weight loss and the “healthy” way to do it. It made me start thinking about healthy weight loss, so I’m going to share some of the basics or ABC’s of weight loss with you. There are many ways to lose weight and every where you turn there are products … [Read more…]

You know what it’s like this time of year. The ads on TV are touting membership specials going on at the gyms in your area. You see your Facebook news feed filling up with friends boasting sharing about their visit to the gym or that they are IN the gym at that very moment “killing it.” But maybe … [Read more…]