There is Always a Reason to Eat

The other day we were at a KC Chiefs Football game. It was so exciting to be in the stands with thousands of others cheering on our beloved team to victory.  All around us people were eating, drinking, cheering, and eating again.  Nothing seemed to taste better than stadium food with football.  I was not […]

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Is Your Negative Self-Talk Holding You Back?

Is your negative self-talk holding you back? Sometimes it is hard to take the first step toward your goals, especially if you have not been successful in the past. Don’t let your history or lack of success sabotage your future attempts.  Gain courage to take the first step by working on your mindset. Changing your […]

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Fitness Life By Design Core Challenge Part 2

This is Fitness Life By Design Core Challenge Part 2. Last week we reviewed why it is important to strengthen your core muscles. Reasons to Include Core Exercises: Helps to improve balance and stability which is important especially as you age. Can strengthen and tone your ab muscles Core muscles may help with good posture […]

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Time for a Fitness Life By Design Core Challenge

I can’t believe it is fall already! I hope you are having a great week.  It is time for a Fitness Life By Design Core Challenge. You can choose to start the fall off strong. It is important to strengthen your core muscles (the muscles around your trunk and pelvis).  Your core has several major […]

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4 Levels of Push-Ups to Build Muscle Tone With Video

Building strength is very important, especially as we age.  We are going to look at 4 levels of push-ups to build muscle tone.  The 4 levels in the progression get harder.  We will start with the regular push-up and then look at ways to build up to that. Push-Up Positioning The correct positioning is very […]

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Self Discipline is the Way to Healthy Habits

The last time you had a goal, or a dream in mind, what did you say to yourself?  Did you say, “I hope to reach this goal”?  Or did you say “I will accomplish this goal no matter what it takes”?  There is no easy way around it, self discipline is the way to healthy […]

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Fitness Includes Weight Training in the 7 Most Important Muscle Groups

Overall conditioning is a great way to improve your strength. Fitness includes weight training in the 7 most important muscle groups. Because weight training can be vigorous and demanding on your body it is recommended that you first get a physical from your doctor. General Conditioning There are several benefits of general conditioning. Here are […]

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Rewired Mindset Can Lead to Hope for Your Future!

Hope and possibilities are such encouraging words. They are what dreams are made of. Hope is thinking about the future, what can be, or something that can happen. Possibilities are expectations, or desires for certain things to happen.  These two concepts align very well with each other and a rewired mindset can lead to hope […]

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Five Pillars for Your Health Journey

Creating new habits is what helps in the transformation to a healthier lifestyle.  Here are five pillars for your health journey.  When these are in place, your journey has a better chance of success. I have worked with many people who are trying to reach certain goals but are frustrated with their lack of progress.  […]

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Different Exercises are the Spice of Life

What is nearby where you live?  Flat streets and sidewalks?  Hills?  High school stadium or bleachers?  It is good for your body to mix it up when you are exercising. Different exercises are the spice of life! Runner Example Here is an example for a runner, my favorite exercise. There are many different types of activities […]

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