Summer

Summer

Summer has always been my favorite time of year. I'm a regular Olaf, breaking into song at the mere mention of the word. Often to my kids' collective embarrassment.  "In Suuuuummmmmmer . . . " The lead-up to the best season ever has always been, of course, the last day...Read More
7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

7 Tips to Ease Your Fitness Frustration

Making a commitment to fitness is a big deal.  After all, you are improving yourself.  If you're anything like me, you go into new situations with preconceived ideas and high expectations of success. Talk about pressure.  Getting fit is hard enough without putting unnecessary stress on ourselves. While I can't...Read More
5 Steps to a Better Workout: Upgrade your Gym Routine

5 Steps to a Better Workout: Upgrade your Gym Routine

In a workout slump lately?  Just not feeling it?  Sometimes a little break from the gym is all it takes to reignite your fitness fire.  But what happens when that doesn't work?  Try these 5 steps for a great workout, and watch that slump disappear. #1 Fuel Up If your workout problems...Read More
T.G.I.M. (Said no one Ever)

T.G.I.M. (Said no one Ever)

  Poor Monday.  He never gets the respect he deserves. :(  We run from him, avoid him, fear him.   No matter how hard you try to avoid him, Monday comes around every week, his arrival heralded by those well-meaning but annoying souls.   But what if Monday was one...Read More
How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

How to Get Your First Pull-Up and Beyond

  Want a smaller waist?  Without dieting?  Focusing on building your back and shoulders is the way to go.  The wider your upper body, the smaller your waist will appear. This look, also known as a V-taper, is much sought after among bodybuilders and average Joes alike. If you want the illusion of a smaller waist, it's time to...Read More