Food equals Fuel

When a person talks to me about losing weight or getting in shape, the first question I ask them is this:  “What are you eating.”  These are the responses I have received: “I only eat twice a day.” “I don’t like to eat breakfast because then I’m hungry at 10 o’clock.” “I only eat dinner.” […]

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The last shall be first.

A few weeks ago I wrote about taking “one step at a time” to accomplish a goal.  What I forgot to mention in that post was the disappoint at the end of the 5K.  You are probably wondering why I said “disappointment”.  Yes, my sisters and I finished the race.  Yes, we were the last […]

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One step at a time

It was a beautiful Saturday morning.  It was a great day to begin a “change in lifestyle” journey.  Today was the day my sister, Bren, decided to begin that journey one step at a time. 8:30 am — Registration for the 2014 SAPP 5K Run/Walk 8:45 am — pre-race stretching and visiting with other participants […]

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It’s a great day to be alive!

It’s a great day to be alive!  Bike ride and a short jog, training for my 5th triathlon that will take place on Saturday, August 2 in Savannah, Georgia. While on my ride, I like to head to the First Federal Sportsplex to see how many are walking the “loop.”  It was nice to see […]

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Keep moving forward

As I was scrolling through my timeline on Facebook Sunday, I stumbled across one of the most inspiring videos I believe I have ever seen.   Heather Dorniden a decorated runner for the University of Minnesota did not let a fall during a 600 meter event stop her from finishing the race.   Watching what she did […]

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Choose Your Hard

As a fitness instructor I can honestly say that I have experienced all of the above.  Let’s start with the first one. Losing weight is HARD:  We have all been there done that.  Most of us began our weight loss challenge at the beginning of the year–New Year’s Resolution.  When we finally decide to lose […]

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Train up a child

This scripture is very powerful in many ways.   The most important meaning behind it is teaching your children the Word of God, instilling morals and values at a young age.   The same is true when it comes to health and fitness.  Face it, our children are “mini me’s.”  If they see us as a “couch […]

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Run, Suwannee County, Run

Run, Suwannee County, Run and that they are.  Since November 19, 2011, the Suwannee County School Board Wellness Initiative has been timing local 5Ks as well as sponsoring and co-sponsoring  the annual Turkey Trot and Hog Jog 5K, respectively. The Wellness Initiative’s goal was to have at least one 5K per month to help promote […]

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If Plan A fails, choose Plan B

It was a beautiful Monday afternoon and I was working on my game plan for the 8U soccer game that was scheduled for 6:00 pm–DINOS vs First Federal.  At 4:50 pm the phone rang.   Alden Rosner,  Athletics Supervisor with Suwannee Parks and Recreation, was calling  to inform me that our game had been cancelled.   […]

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Wishes or Goals?

What if you had your own personal genie that would grant you three wishes?   What would you wish for?  Would you use those three wishes right away, or would you save them?   Are they wishes or goals? Wishes are goals that are not written down, so change them by writing them down.  Many of you […]

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