Why Workout?

Have you ever asked yourself that?  Why workout?  You probably know why… but you just don’t make the effort to do so.. or not consistent enough effort!!  

I’m going to give you a bit more insight as to why you should workout… just in case you need a little more prodding as to why it might be important for you and your body!!

The most plain and simple reason to work out is so that your muscles don’t get smaller and weaker!! Yup, it’s that simple!!  And don’t use the excuse that your muscle turns to fat, cause it doesn’t [...] Continue Reading…

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The Biggest Loser… Loses!

In my opinion!  I have often been asked about what I think about the Biggest Loser.. and I often strayed away from answering.. Of course… I was worried about the back lash… Well… I’ve decide that I’m not going to hold my tongue about it anymore…

I think the Biggest Loser… Loses!!  Sucks.. whatever you want to call it… I don’t think it’s a good way to go!  I don’t think it is healthy!  And I don’t think we get the whole picture of what is really happening behind the scenes with all the contestants and drop out participants!!

I think [...] Continue Reading…

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So How’d I Get Like This?

How come “all of a sudden” I can’t bend over to tie my shoes, I have so much difficulty walking up the stairs without stopping, or I can’t pull my arm back enough to get on my jacket?  How’d I get like this?

How did this happen?

It’s not that we wake up one day and it’s just changed… it takes time. BUT all of a sudden we notice and we can’t do something!!

I think over time we let little things happen and we don’t give it a lot of the thought.  So little things happen along the way …. and [...] Continue Reading…

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Does Exercise Ever Get Easier?

Does it??  I’ve been asked that a lot!!  ”Does it ever get easier?”

And I am going to say no.. unless you stop pushing to get better.  Yes, if you are only going through the motions.

To get your systems to improve you have to push them.  It doesn’t have to be real intense but  you have to push them.

So that would mean, if you are doing weight training, you have to choose to pick up heavier weights… If you want to breathe easier in a run or walk you have to push yourself to improve your cardiovascular system. Strolling along [...] Continue Reading…

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Everyone Needs To Do Yoga!! Yes Everyone!!

Yes, everyone needs to do Yoga!!  Absolutely Everyone!!

Now, that doesn’t mean that everyone needs to go over board ( as I call it ) and do really intense upside down poses and chanting and meditations and all that.  

I’m talking the poses and postures that give you range of motion.  Now Yoga isn’t just about stretching but I’ll get into that in another post some day, but I’m talking the physical part of stretching out.

S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G!!

When we exercise we use muscles and they get tighter after a work out.  If we are strengthening the muscles they will tighten up… So, [...] Continue Reading…

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I Don’t Like How That Feels! Gotta Start Somewhere!

Have you ever done a workout or exercise and you don’t like how it feels?  It makes you work more than you’re used to?

Have you ever done a workout or an exercise and you push to a point where you pushed too far?

We often expect more out of our bodies than what we should be doing.. People  come to classes and try to keep up with the “Jones’s.  Even though they haven’t done exercise for some time they want to do what everyone else is doing.  I’m sure you know people like this.  I don’t know if that’s any [...] Continue Reading…

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I Have To Stop Messing Around!

What about you?  Are you messing around?  Messing around with your health? Your life, your finances, your love life, your whatever it is that you want to make some positive changes with?

I know that I make choices that leave me with a bit of discontent and then I have to fix it, again!  But I also know that that is okay. Heavens if I didn’t learn something from my mistakes and I did everything correctly how would I learn anything?

Another New Year is upon us and I am sure you have heard lots and lots about New Year’s Resolutions. [...] Continue Reading…

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Who Is Steering Your Life? Are You Looking In The Rear View Mirror?

Are you looking in the rear view mirror? Is there a rear view mirror?  Are you planning what YOU want in your life?  What are you doing for you?

 

I wrote this post  3 years ago.. and it was brought back to my attention via a couple of wonderful ladies who I appreciate so much…..   Thank you Leslie Denning and Jacqueline Gates!!  I love this post and would love your feedback!!

How did I get so messed up?

 

Thanks,

 

Holly

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Juicing Ain’t For Everybody!

Or at least a juice cleanse may not be!!  Have you ever tried one??

I spent the better part of last week pushing myself through a juice cleanse, only to find out that it really was just as tough as the last one and I don’t know if Im ready for that type of cleanse!!

Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? Strictly juice for a few days or several days?  Perhaps you can relate to my story!

I’ve done a Usana Reset cleanse before, I felt great and got results.  It was a meal replacement with bars and extra veggies if [...] Continue Reading…

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You Can Lengthen Your Health Span Summary

Yes, you can have some control over your “Vitality” as you age!  In this series that I have written, you will see that there are some things that you must do for yourself if you want to slow down that ‘aging’ process!!

The 10 Biomarkers are:

1.  You Muscle Mass

2.  Your Strength

3.  Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)

4.  Your Body Fat Percentage

5.  Your Aerobic Capacity

6.  Your Body’s Blood – Sugar Tolerance

7.  Your Cholesterol/HDL Ratio

8.  Your Blood Pressure

9.  Your Bone Density

10.  Your Body’s Ability to Regulate Its Internal Temperature

The first 4 are all closely related. If you do something about your muscle mass [...] Continue Reading…

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