Category Archives: Health and fitness

Fitness Fridays: Outlet for Strong Emotions

Exercise for me is not just about building muscle, increasing my endurance, lifting heavier weights, jumping higher and running faster.  Exercise decreases my anxiety, and it helps me burn off the rage that resurfaces from time to time.  Women are … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Letting Go of One Goal and Embracing Another

If you follow me on any of the social media channels, you will notice a lack of running posts.  I had initially planned to run my first half-marathon this year on November 1st as part of Milwaukee’s Inaugural Running Festival. … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Sidelined by Injury

I am taking a hiatus from running not by choice. I had felt pain in my right knee. After years of dancing, playing basketball, running and coaching soccer injury free, I am sidelined. The good news is that it is … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: For Love of the Game

Whenever I say that I played basketball, I get that look of disbelief and shock.  I am 5′ 1″, and clearly I did not play center.  For those of you not familiar with basketball, I played two positions: point guard … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: How Shakeology Changed Me

My breakfast consists of a super food shake.  It is a meal replacement shake.  Prior to my introduction to Shakeology, I only knew of meal replacement shakes that people drank after weight loss surgery or as a part of a … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: No Excuses

After six weeks of no running, I finally ran this afternoon. It was a brisk 21 degrees Fahrenheit. I ran just under a mile and three quarters. The first mile is always the toughest, especially in cold weather. I regretted … Continue reading

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Fitness Fridays: Meditation and Strength Training

My results from the 21 day were a three-pound weight loss, 3 inches off my hips and 2 inches off my waist.  I finally have found my strength training groove again.  I will definitely keep coming back to this program. … Continue reading

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