Finding New Ways To Be Happy

Hello all, A few thoughts on trying to find things that make you happy, when you can’t do the things that you normally would.  Still in recovery from back surgery and I’m worried I haven’t been careful enough. I haven’t done strenuous things, mostly because I have no energy (this is why), but I haveContinue reading “Finding New Ways To Be Happy”

Fitness Routine Derailed, And Not By Choice

Good morning readers! I have been out of my fitness routine for a long time now (going on 4 months). Back surgery, exhaustion from pregnancy, etc. have kept me from my normal routine, and I miss it!  Ever since we got back from Costa Rica, it has been one thing after another. Because of theContinue reading “Fitness Routine Derailed, And Not By Choice”

Three Types of Stretching

Good Afternoon! What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word stretch. I’ll tell you what I think of; pain. The severe discomfort of extending your muscles farther than they want to go and holding the position until you are red in the face, possibly shaking. Well, this is how IContinue reading “Three Types of Stretching”

The pros and cons of reflection

We all slip into bad habits from time to time. Some more problematic than others, some done with an understanding of the consequences, and others adopted completely unconsciously. Poor habits come in so many forms. There are the actual physical things we do, such as throwing socks on the floor right next to the laundryContinue reading “The pros and cons of reflection”

Fitness Derailment: What happens when you stop working out?

Hi guys! Recovering from an injury is just so unpleasant. First of all, you’re injured and probably in pain. Secondly, many of us who receive injuries have a hard time adjusting to this new fitness-less lifestyle while we are in recovery. All the benefits that us fitness junkies rely on to maintain physical and mentalContinue reading “Fitness Derailment: What happens when you stop working out?”

Working out through an injury

Hi there! Just some April [snow] showers to start off our week; Spring is always such a tease in the beginning. Somehow, I have sustained yet another injury; a pulled hamstring is no joke. Sitting down, standing up, normal things are so unbelievable painful. Hamstrings are large muscles and can take months to heal. ForContinue reading “Working out through an injury”

Easy exercises for abdominal strengthening [VIDEO]

Good Morning readers, The other day we discussed the importance of using the core during every day exercises. Today we’re going to talk about three easy exercises to create killer abs. Be warned, you may walk away from this a changed man/woman/child/(corgi?). Right into it. The Pilates mini stability ball In this mini-routine we areContinue reading “Easy exercises for abdominal strengthening [VIDEO]”

Abdominals as a Defense Against Injury

Good morning! We’re having a lovely spring snow here this morning. A light dusting is in the forecast, so of course all the businesses and schools are closed until noon. I made the mistake of going to the grocery store yesterday. It is not the mere crowds that I find unappealing, more so just theContinue reading “Abdominals as a Defense Against Injury”

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