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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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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There is a New Symbol of Prestige

A new shiny sports car always catches my eye.  When I pass one on the road, I usually do a double take.  It is impressive to see and fun to look at.  I’m sure it is super fun to be in the driver’s seat!  Now however, there is a new symbol of prestige. I recently […]

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Did You Say Activity Challenge?

Many people I know, including myself, get up and exercise before their day gets busy.  It is a great feeling to get up, be active and get your workout completed.  The question is, what do you do for the rest of the day?  That is where the activity challenge begins! Did you say activity challenge? […]

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