It's About Time

If you have ever spent more that 5 minutes with me, it is fairly obvious that I love fitness. I have learned so much (sometimes the hard way) in the 30 years that I have been teaching. What better way to share my passion than to start a blog and pass on the information that I share with clients on a day-to-day basis.

Monday, November 12, 2012

I'm Grateful For . . . . .

November seems to be a popular month to express our gratitude and to reflect on the wonderful things we have going on in our lives.  I'm very lucky and feel blessed for all that God has given me.  It is customer appreciation week at work and a great opportunity for me to thank all those who work with me.  Click the link below.

Smilebox Blessings

My clients also took this opportunity to remember what they are thankful for.
  • I'm grateful for the opportunity to make breakfast for my family and start the day being together
  • I'm thankful for my beautiful, caring boys
  • I'm thankful that Brandy works out with me everyday
  • I am thankful to have a sweet friend that likes to have me around
  • I'm grateful for my snuggley boots that are warm and comfortable but not so good for my workouts
  • I'm thankful for guests that visit and also for guests that go home
  • I'm thankful for heat and for a thermostat.  When I was younger I had to get up before my family and start the fire.
  • I'm thankful for the advancement of knowledge and medicine that allows us to live longer
  • I'm thankful for my one hour a week of me time
  • I'm grateful that my son got a 3.6 GPA.  Yea
  • Grateful that my BFF and her family has their power back on and the worst part of Storm Sandy is over.  They only had a tree fall on their house and damage the roof and they are all safe and OK.
More blessings to come

Don't be an Overstuffed Turkey on Thanksgiving

Who doesn't love Thanksgiving?  Almost everyone enjoys getting together for the holidays but they don't love the stuffed, full and bloated feeling they get when they overindulge. Some people consume between 3,000-5,000 calories for the big dinner.   Below are a few tips to help you stay in check with your eating.

  • If you are responsible for a dish, make it a healthy one
  • Drink lots of water all throughout the day
  • Eat slowly and stop when you are full
  • Watch your portions
  • Focus on family and friends not just food
  • Spend a lot of time talking not just eating
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Be active throughout the day
  • Have plenty of vegetables around for people to munch on
  • Have several healthy side dishes available
  • Eat your meal earlier in the day
  • There are usually many options to choose from.  Just try a bite not a full serving
  • Plan fun activities that don't just center around food.
Happy Holidays