Pilates Core: Plank Variations and Lower abdominals

Good morning readers! A little tidbit of Pilates to help you work on that core… and now a few notes on the exercises: Think of the core as a cylinder..not just the abdominals, but the multifidi, the lumbar spine, the pelvic floor and ALL of those deep, deep abdominals also known as the transverse abdominals.Continue reading “Pilates Core: Plank Variations and Lower abdominals”

Lazy Day Legs and Dogs

Good Morning Readers! Round two of fitness videos with the worst lighting. Literally the worst, it’s just terrible. Not too much to add today except that I am feeling very sluggish, sleepy, and a little fluffy. All I really want to do is snuggle, and apparently my dog Gavin shares feels the same, as youContinue reading “Lazy Day Legs and Dogs”

Excited for now, afraid for later.

Well hello there.. The obvious excuse for my prolonged absence from the blogging community (yet again) is the long migration of the fat man and his trusty group of bicornuate deer from the North Pole to our fire places. Also known as Christmas. I’m not a holiday nut, but things like our toilet have beenContinue reading “Excited for now, afraid for later.”

Mini Pilates Ball and the Fa-la-la-la Llama

Hello there, readers! I am not terribly fond of the cold. In fact, I elaborated on it in both of these posts not too long ago. I’m actually a really bad New Englander; I don’t like skiing, sledding, and I prefer margaritas over hot chocolate. What I do love? Holidays. The decorations are going up. So,Continue reading “Mini Pilates Ball and the Fa-la-la-la Llama”

Seasonal To-Do List #1! And a little Barre..

Well hello there, readers! It’s getting mighty festive out there, guys. Like Christmas tree festive. We seem to have skipped a few holidays this year. Not me though! Coming to terms with the imminent cold that approacheth ominously, I have decided to make the best of it this year. What does that mean? Well IContinue reading “Seasonal To-Do List #1! And a little Barre..”

How to push past a weight loss plateau

Good morning all!   I got little carried away yesterday with my discussion on the benefits of diet vs. exercise for weight loss, and found myself heading down a different road: What happens when your progress grinds to a frustrating halt? What do we do to spark our metabolism into a calorie-burning mega-machine, without limitingContinue reading “How to push past a weight loss plateau”

DIETS, FOODS, NUMBERS PT. III: The 80/20 Rule

The final post in my little diet project, (If you have not followed they are, The 3,500 Theory, Low Carb Diets, and The Paleo Diet) is focused on the 80/20 rule. Following in the ever-present societal trend of constantly discussing weight loss, this post will focus on a topic that I was uneducated on untilContinue reading “DIETS, FOODS, NUMBERS PT. III: The 80/20 Rule”

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