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The first time I added strength training into my fitness routine was 5 months after the birth of baby #2.  I had a 3 yr old and a 5 month old, I was chunky, and TIRED. I hated the way I looked and I was determined to do something about it.  I joined a gym, shelled out some mega bucks for a personal … [Read more…]

Move over, beans. Seeds of all shapes and sizes are staking their claim as the ‘magical fruit’ of the health world (minus the flatulence). Not only are they making a trendy comeback from, well, forever ago, they fall within the guidelines of dietary restrictions –voluntary or not–  for many … [Read more…]

We all know that exercise is good for you. But WHY is exercise good for you? Here,  The Mayo Clinic tells us why and I also share my thoughts on each bullet point.  Yeah, I know this is a lengthy post but it’s definitely worth the read. Exercise controls weight.  DUH.  I don’t need to explain … [Read more…]

Well, maybe he isn’t exactly a BABY, but I will forever call the twins “my babies” and I think secretly they like it, despite the outwardly protests. Awhile back, I wrote about participating in races to benefit charities. This past weekend, I signed up to do a 5K for Sherry’s Wishes, a local … [Read more…]

Did you know that exercise can reduce stress? Okay, I am sure we all HEAR that, but how many of us actually follow that advice? This is a subject that hits close to home with me, and I often find myself slacking on the exercise when I am stressed the most! And I KNOW I would feel better if I just … [Read more…]

I know, it’s the dead of winter and the last thing you want to do is venture into the cold to exercise. Exercise is so very important on many different levels. Let’s talk about the some of the benefits: 1. Your mood will improve! Have you ever been just in the absolute crappiest mood, yet forced … [Read more…]