Be Good to Yourself

Be good to yourself. It’s a simple concept. It means treat yourself with love, consideration, and kindness. Be understanding and forgiving towards yourself. The concept is simple, but not always easy. What does it mean? “Good people” are kind, supportive, considerate, and generous. They help us feel positive about ourselves and about life. They’re like a warm blanket Read More …

Strive for progress, not perfection

Is it really okay to be less than perfect when you’re working toward a goal? Like when you’re ready to take better care of yourself and improve your confidence and overall happiness. You may commit to eating more nutritious food, exercising more consistently, practicing daily gratitude, journaling, or any number of other healthy activities. They’re simple, but Read More …

Mindset Monday – Have a Mindset of Self-Control

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Back in the day, we used to call it a “put down”. Something said or done to make you feel bad, to make you feel inferior. Some one may “put you down” in order to feel superior to you in some way. Maybe it’s Read More …

How to find an exercise group that’s right for you

One of the best ways to stay committed to working out is to find a group, gym, or club that’s a good fit for you. How do you do that? Here are a few things to consider. Ask around Know some one who does a little bit of lots of activities? Running, cycling, weight lifting, and Read More …

What is Balance Training and Should I Be Doing It?

Today, we continue the series on the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here and Strength Training here.) The importance of exercise According to Harvard Health Publications, guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommend a well-rounded Read More …

Why has the FDA Banned Antibacterial Soap?

If a little is good, then more is better, right? In a case where more is not always better, the Food and Drug Administration recommend conventional soap and water over antibacterial soaps. In September 2016, the FDA ruled that some anti bacterial agents in soaps, hand gels, bar soaps, body washes, and other products will Read More …

Mindset Monday – Time Flies – Make the Most of It

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.    Michael Altshuler There are 24 hours in each day. That’s 1440 minutes. They go by fast. And the older you get, the faster time seems to go. That’s not really news. It’s more like one of those realities you live with every day Read More …

What’s Strength Training and Why Should I Be Doing It?

I’ve talked about the benefits of exercise (you can click here to read that post in case you missed it) and specific types of exercises. (Read about Cardio Workouts here.) Today, I’m covering some basic information about Strength Training. You’ve probably heard you should be doing some sort of strength resistance training. Many women dismiss the idea Read More …

Exercise and Good Nutrition: Why You Need Both

The first time I trained for a half-marathon, I thought, “Okay, this is good.  I’ll be burning a ton of calories running all these miles and I’ll probably drop a few pounds. Awesome!” And, yeah, I burned lots of calories, but I didn’t lose weight. Not at all. The saying goes: You can’t outrun (or Read More …

Mindset Monday – Embrace the Beginners’ Mindset

  No one starts off as an expert at anything. Everyone starts as a beginner. Like a toddler learning to walk Embrace the beginners’ mindset and accept that awkward, clumsy stage when you’re just getting started, when you realize how much there is to learn. You might say, “I’ll look like stupid! I’ll sound like a goofball!” Read More …