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 have […]

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Dealing with Stress

Good morning everyone! We all have stressors. Sometimes the stress is manageable, sometimes it builds up and you feel like you might explode. You completely give up and hide from the world in a sea of pillows and blankets (super effective technique, by the way). Sometimes we are more able to deal with the stress, […]

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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 the […]

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My Back Injury and Pregnancy

Hi Readers! I’m back after my three-month hiatus… I couldn’t be happier. So what else happened to stop me from blogging (and working out) for so long? Well, As it turns out..I am pregnant! OK, so?   There is such a thing as working out when you’re pregnant…it’s actually a huge thing with an enormous […]

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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 mental […]

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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. For […]

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Detox stretching

Hi everyone! We all know that gross feeling after a huge, very rich, meal. I personally feel nauseous, bloated, guilty, and fevered. It’s a hard price to pay for a little indulgence, and I claim it’s not worth it every time it happens. But the indulgences after the odd dinner party/birthday/holiday gathering still happen. It’s not […]

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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 the […]

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