Success starts with desire

What determines whether you’ll reach your goals? Whether you’ll succeed or fail? In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill says, Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. In order to be successful, you need more than a hope 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 …

What’s a Cardio Workout?

So, we know exercise is good for us – good for the mind, good for the body. But what comes to mind when you hear the word “exercise”? Is it running on a track, doing calisthenics like in gym class, dancing, weightlifting, running a half marathon, walking, yoga, or something else? Recommended Guidelines According to Read More …

How to Start Eating Healthy and Stick to It

Years ago, I struggled with several health concerns, including having a very tough time losing weight. I was frustrated and confused because I was physically active at that time – worked out regularly – and it seemed like I was always training for some event, like a half-marathon or sprint triathlon. But when I realized how Read More …

5 Reasons to Take Care of Your Health Now

We’ve learned a lot about the human body and staying healthy over the past 60 years. As a result, we’ve seen changes in public policy, surgeon general recommendations, and what’s considered “healthy”. This 1949 Camel cigarette commercial claims, “More doctors smoke Camels than any other cigarette.”   And I love watching The Twilight Zone. That was a Read More …

Why Oprah’s Message Matters More Than Her Weight Loss

January’s the time of year when you can’t get away from commercials for gyms, diet programs, and diet pills. You may have seen Oprah’s new commercial in which she gives us an itty-bitty glimpse of her life and shows off her 40 pound weight loss. If you haven’t, you can watch it here. It’s hard to Read More …

Did you gain weight over the holidays? You’re not alone.

If you gained weight over the holidays, you’re not alone. Studies show that most people tend to gain at least a couple of pounds. Actually, I’ve been a little lax since Thanksgiving, and when Christmas rolled around I showed no restraint. I ate what I wanted for 2 weeks over the holidays and here’s what I learned. 5 Read More …

How to Set SMART Goals and Make Your New Year’s Resolutions stick

As the end of 2016 quickly approaches, there’s more talk about New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for 2017. A common approach for setting goals is to set SMART goals. What’s a SMART goal? SMART is an acronym for S – specific M – Measurable A – Attainable R – reasonable T – time specific Read More …

5 Reasons to Join the Meatless Monday Movement

The Meatless Monday movement is a promotion aimed at reducing meat consumption for a healthier planet and its inhabitants. Why Meatless Monday? According to meatlessmonday.com, the Meatless Monday Campaign’s goal “is to encourage people to refrain from eating meat one day a week. Meatless Monday seeks to reduce the prevalence of preventable illnesses and the Read More …