100 Things We’ve Learned After 30 Years of Marriage

We have had the pleasure of being married for 30 years. In that time, we have learned many lessons about life and about each other. We put together a list that reflects what we have done to stay committed and to grow deeper in love over the past three decades. Our Top 100 List 1. […]

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Keep Motivated with Your Exercise Routine

Now that winter is here, it is dark and cold outside.  If you choose early morning exercise, sometimes it is hard to get out of a warm, cozy bed to face the elements outside.  It can be hard and challenging to keep motivated with your exercise routine.  Here are three ideas on how to stay […]

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Be Vulnerable, Put Yourself Out There

Be vulnerable, put yourself out there “they” said.   What in the world do they (social media experts) mean?  So, I looked up vulnerability.  It is the emotion that we feel during times of risk, uncertainty and emotional exposure.  It is a feeling that makes us uncomfortable and gives us anxiety.  So, that phrase means to […]

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Healthy Meals

Providing healthy meals for the family is a common theme among people who want to get and stay fit.  It takes time and commitment to make a menu, create a  list and then shop for the items.  Do you plan for your healthy meals every day or do you plan once for the entire week?  […]

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It Takes Hard Work to Achieve Your Goals

What is your dream or goal you want to achieve? Does the progress towards it come easy or does it take a great deal of effort?  In my experience, it takes hard work to achieve your goals.  That hard work usually includes a slow journey faced with many challenges. Here are 7 attributes that have […]

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Find A Fitness Activity That Works for You

There are many different ways to get fit.  Not everyone will enjoy the same thing.  Personally, I LOVE to run.  I am extra excited on my run days.  I know running is not for everyone.  The important thing is to find a fitness activity that works for you. Activities can be indoor or outdoors, either […]

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Breakfast Routine

Is your breakfast routine working for you? What do you eat for breakfast?  When do you eat? How much do you eat?  Are you full and have energy for a few hours?  The answer to all these questions is “it depends.”  It depends on you, your body, your activity level, and your muscle mass.  Listen […]

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The Way You Think About Yourself

The words you say to yourself are important indicators of the way you think about yourself.  These words reflect what you believe and what you think you can accomplish in life. Do you keep track of the words you say to yourself?  As an example, what words do you say when you have had a […]

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Women and Nutrition

As you are well aware, women and men have many fitness differences and nutrition is no exception. Women have some special nutritional needs.  I have heard many philosophies on women’s diets.  I am not an expert in any of them.  I just know what I do to maintain my weight.  Here are some tips that […]

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Hungry Between Meals

I have food cravings and am hungry between meals some days.  Sometimes dealing with my hunger is hard and sometimes it is easy to handle.  I try to make healthy food choices and probably do it about 80% of the time.  Here are a few strategies that I use to deal with my hunger between […]

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