I Invest in My Fitness While Spending Time Being Active

I am an active person. I do some sort of exercise first thing in the morning and then stay active throughout the day. Getting up and getting going is who I am.  As the years fly by, I now look at exercise as I invest in my fitness while spending time being active. One of […]

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Failures are Some of Our Greatest Forms of Feedback

Failure might be too strong of a word, but the concept is still on track.  Feedback is a good thing.  Our challenges, lack of success, or frustrations can be a great source of information. Without guidance, there is a lack of confirmation on the outcome.  Feedback is a key component in processing and evaluating effectiveness.  […]

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Stretch Your Way to Flexibility

I noticed a great deal of stretching from our dogs, Maggie and Molly.  After a nap, they would stretch and stretch before getting up on their feet. It seemed they used stretching as a relaxing way to get ready for the next activity.  Do humans engage in the same amount of stretching? Do you stretch […]

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A Runner No More; Time To Move On

I am a runner.  It gives me an identity. It is who I am. I have been a runner for over 30 years.  (I started at birth- Haha).  I love to run, to get up early in the morning and run through neighborhoods before the world and sun wakes up. Running is a GREAT way […]

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A Limiting Belief Can be a Mindset Challenge

What we tell ourselves daily really does matter. We listen to and believe our self-talk.  This inner voice becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. I define self-fulfilling prophecy as what happens in our lives that is influenced (positively or negatively) by our thinking.  Keeping this definition in mind; a limiting belief can be a mindset challenge. […]

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Focus on Strength and Power with Bodyweight Exercises

Any exercise is beneficial. Bodyweight exercises use an individual’s own weight to provide resistance.  These exercises can enhance strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility.  Focus on strength and power with bodyweight exercises.  Bodyweight resistance training is effective and helps to build muscle without lifting weights.  No need to go to the gym or buy expensive equipment. […]

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How to Persuade Yourself to Stay Motivated and Inspired

Have you ever started a new job, habit, or activity?  You are excited about all the possibilities and then after a certain amount of time, the excitement dwindles.  You are less inspired and are struggling to stay motivated.  When you feel like this, here are thoughts of how to persuade yourself to stay motivated and […]

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Food Can Be the Best Medicine

We are what we eat. Food has a tremendous effect on our overall health.  Whole foods promote health and protect the body from disease due to all their nutrients and antioxidants.  These amazing compounds are usually not found in processed foods. I am a believer that food can be the best medicine in some instances.  […]

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Why Do I Need A Class About Fitness Life Now?

Fitness Life can mean something different to each person.  People have a variety of definitions on the degree of fitness and what elements are included when you hear the word fitness.  Fitness Life By Design believes in balanced living. Balance means there are different elements working together to keep us steady and on track. The […]

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Ideas to Build Healthy Life Long Habits Now

Are you the type of person that will read something one time, try it out the next day, and then make it part of your routine and habits? If so, then yea!  However, many of us are not like that. It is hard to create new habits and stick with them.  I think of all my […]

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