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Archive for November, 2011

November 30th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in Exercise

Keeping a Strength Training Routine

Since the wedding I put on just a few of the pounds I lost, probably a combination of the cruise and not strength training as much. For some reason I just can’t get into a groove with that when I am not working with a trainer. I have all these great routines that my trainers and […][...]

November 27th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Making a New Behavior Stick

Discipline, willpower and self-control are unsustainable. Eventually, we weaken. It’s great to learn new habits, but if we want to sustain them, we need to change our environment and maintain that change. At work supervisors often provide you feedback, tell you what you could do better and offer a[...]

November 23rd, 2011 - 10:00 am § in Exercise

Turkey Day Workout

Tomorrow I am attempting my first Thanksgiving. The whole shebang—turkey, sweet potato soufflé, corn casserole and couple of other shall we say courses. Needless to say I am prepared to work all that off (or as much as possible) in the days before and after. Only issue is that my entire family is[...]

November 20th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Defying the Odds, Tim Tebow Style

So we all know I am a HUGE Tim Tebow fan. There is just no love lost once you meet him, shake his hand, and watch him take your university to two National Championships. A lot of what makes Tim such an impressive player is his determination. He knows he has weaknesses, but he works […][...]

November 16th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

Exercise for the Traveler: Give me some recommendations, please

HELP! My traveling to NYC twice a month for three days at a time has thrown a wrench in my active lifestyle. I don’t usually stay at a hotel that has a gym, so lately I just haven’t been exercising for those three days. In truth it is absolutely killing me. Yes, it is NYC […][...]

November 13th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in obesity

Biggest Loser Criticized

At this month’s American Public Health Association meeting, Natalie Ingraham, MPH, of the University of California San Francisco told attendees that the Biggest Loser sends patients an unhealthy and unrealistic message about weight loss. I am a huge fan of BL, I watch religiously every week. F[...]

November 9th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise

2012 Exercise Trends

Each year the American College of Sports Medicine conducts a survey to identify the top trends in exercise for the coming year. Below are the top 10.  I still haven’t tried Zumba yet..maybe this year. What about you? 1. Educated and experienced fitness professionals. Given the large number o[...]

November 6th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Running Through My Mind

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now

I’m one of those people that works late. I typically start my day (even when I was working IN the office) no later than 8:20 a.m. and often don’t get finish up until after 7:30 p.m. First off, let me say I am NOT complaining, it is the nature of my job, which I love. […][...]

November 2nd, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

My New Obsession: CXWorx

I am full on obsessed with CXWorx, Les Mills’ core training program. A quick 30 minute class that hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in[...]