Back on Track

This has been a week of recovery. Due to some minor surgery I have not been able to keep up my regular fitness routine and due to the extreme cold weather we are experiencing in Minnesota I have oddly enough decided to act on “bear-like” tendencies taking on extra calories and cuddling up in a fetal position on the couch laying idle as time goes by. Have you been where I am? The sudden realization Read More

Buggy Battles on the Road to Wellness

You decide that you want to feel better, you make a plan and you are off and running! Fantastic, all is going great you are really moving, nothing is in your way to feeling better. This is the time when you are in control, your motivation is at a high and your road to wellness is on level ground. These are the days that tell you you have made the right decision and why in Read More

Wellness Begins One Small Step at a Time

When you think of improving your wellness, getting healthier, stronger, more flexible or just plain adding more fruits and vegetables to your life are you all in? Success comes from making small changes one at a time, it’s those small changes that lead to the big outcomes.  By changing your daily habits one at a time they become routine and then those routines become your new daily habits. Once you have mastered a change you Read More

Why are You Active?

“Why are you active” and there are lots of reasons. If you haven’t checked out the video I put up on the face book page, bit.ly/2hPrUMP, please do. Remember, good health means something a little different to each of us and absolutely no one owns it, it is for everyone. Some answers for why am I active are: family history of heart disease, stress management, feel good, to experience new things, something to do with Read More

Tips to Making a Workout Work for You

  Work out in the morning to kick off the day. A short workout is better than no workout. A short intense workout can be more beneficial than a long easy workout. Do one thing to plan your workout for a quick start (pack your gym bag at night, get your gear out and ready if at home). Eat a healthy breakfast so you stay on track the rest of the day. Good nutrition is Read More

How is Your Wellness Journey Going?

I was getting ready for work and noticed that the drain in the bathroom sink was moving rather slow and sluggish. Hmmm, first I went for the quick fix trying to force water into the drain until the water filled up the sink with my good intentions. Well. . . that forced “quick fix” did not work so well. I just got a sink full of lukewarm water taking it’s sweet time heading south. I Read More

Fall and the Upcoming Holidays

  It’s fall and time to look at what the next few months will look like for you. This is a great time to reevaluate your commitments and rid yourself of what is in the way of you taking good care of your health. We all fall into that mentality that this is holiday season so a few extra pounds are ok, now that it’s cold outside I am just going to hibernate, thank goodness Read More

Creating a Fitness Plan

This is the perfect time to do today what you have been putting off until tomorrow and lock into a  Fitness Plan. Just get started by: Assessing what you want and what you already are capable of then; Commit to a plan and stick with it! Remember, set SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable and timely). Make sure you recognize who is supporting you, what changes you need to make, where you will be working Read More

Getting Outside

Looks like it’s going to be a great weekend! Take a minute and jot down something you would like to do this weekend outside. Yes you need to write it down, that way you will be more likely to stick to it. The parks will be full of activity, gardens need planting, bikes should come out and picking up some fresh fruit and greens to add to a wonderful picnic will be just the trick-Happy Read More