If you google "recovery day" you will find countless articles on the importance of rest and recovery days for fitness. Taking a recovery day is just as important for progress as the actual exercise. Giving the body the ability to rest and recover allows the muscles to grow, come out of the stress … Read more about Recovery Days Move You Forward
Sundays are my favorite days of the week. I love a good Sunday morning of church and a little less busyness to the day. Sundays are typically also Active Recovery Days for me and typically for those participating in Better & Beyond. I think this is a crucial day to improve our health, fitness … Read more about Take Your Rest Day to Be Your Best
I have shared in this space before that I have Meniere's Disease. This is an autoimmune disease that affects the ear and can cause ringing or tinitus in the ear or ears, vertigo, and hearing loss. You can read more of my experience with these things here, here and here. About a year ago I … Read more about Make Yourself a Job . . . an audio update
That's the age-old question isn't it? I have some clients who are doing all the right things. On paper, it looks like there should be no problem. If they are following my online program and the goal is weight loss, I want them to be successful. I want folks to meet their goals. If weight loss … Read more about Why In the Heck Aren’t You Losing Weight?
I started feeling the tinges of a cold coming on a little over a week ago. I immediately began my normal "fight the cold" tricks that typically nip it in the bud. Extra EmergenC powder in my water bottles, Zinc, a little more vitamin C, downing even more water, and these absolutely awful tasting … Read more about Working Out When Sick . . . Should You or Should You Not?
I think we can all agree that we want to be healthy. We want to make the right choices for ourselves and for our families. This is especially true, I think, if you are a wife and mother. You have an extra duty to take care of others. This is a wonderful job, of course. If we have … Read more about 5 Ways to Chill, Cut the Chaos and Hit the Re-Set Button.
Today is the day after Thanksgiving. Yesterday was a wonderful day and I am so thankful for my people. Our family is small but strong. At Thanksgiving, we follow the age old custom of going around the table and sharing what we are thankful for. I am a complete sap and it truly touches my heart. … Read more about How I Spent the Day after Thanksgiving . . . and why you need some females in your family!
I admit right here and now that I am a napper. I used to be ashamed of this little "time out" time. I covered myself in guilt if I did what my grandmother called, "resting her eyes". If I got caught dozing, nodding off or down right snoozing I would jump right up and get back at being busy. No … Read more about 7 Reason to Take a Nap . . . and Not Feel Guilty!