“My uptown girl! You know I’m in love with an uptown girl!” As these lyrics pump through your headphones, it’s easy to forget that while Billy Joel sings to you, you’re actually running on the treadmill.&... Read more
Going to the gym and working out can get monotonous. The same machines, the same steps on the treadmill, it gets boring. Aside from changing gyms, what is something that can be done to make it a little more exciting each time you go? The answer i... Read more
We all like to get more done in less time, right? We shop from our computers to forgo waiting in lines at department stores and microwave our foods to cut down on cooking time. Some of us even take multitasking to new levels by checking our email whi... Read more
You know that scene in High Fidelity where John Cusack is touting the importance of the perfectly crafted mix tape? A tape that has to kick off with a killer track to grab attention, then take it up a notch, then cool it off a notch?
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I'm not a real mom, but I did play one once.
Some friends of mine, planning an overseas trip, asked me to stay with their boys while they were gone. Honored to be chosen-- especially after I heard that the boys, ages 12, 14, and 16, ha... Read more
You could also enlist a friend to be your walking buddy. My mom walks regularly with a few of her friends. I don't think anyone would try to attack a pair or small group of people walking together.... Read more
I have been using Weight Watchers Points Plus plan for a few years now, unfortunately I haven't been able to stick with it for various (poor excuses) or reasons unavoidable (surgery).
My husband and I are planning on getting pregnant, (it will... Read more
I went to Costco & walked purposely up & down each isle for an hr and when I got back to my car, my Fitbit Charge HR counted it as 326 steps (WAY under). Today I walked at work for 1 1/2hrs pushing a cart & it marked 775 steps (it's around a mile)...... Read more
I've been working out with Leslie Sansone CD (5 really Big Miles) and the workout last for 90 minutes. In that time, my feet are walking constantly except for the few minutes of squats and lunges with the exercise band. My tracker records less than... Read more
This winter has been particularly cold, but I still want to get in my "power walks" - walking at 3.0 - 3.4 miles per hour (128-130 beats per minute) - so I have identified an open walking area "track" that is about about 40 feet long, from my living... Read more
Rain or Shine, Indoor or Outdoor Walk, WALK & WALK SOME MORE. Lose Weight, Inches, and Stress with support every Step & Mile along the way! "Every day is a great day to take a walk" ~Leslie Sansone... Read more
If you read many of my blogs here, or follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know how much I love finding and sharing great workout music. Why? We all know it and research even proves it: listening to fast paced and upbeat music makes working out... Read more
Some of you may not know, but I am a techno-nerd. I find this to be a positive though, as technology has really improved the way we do things and has introduced a lot of new and fun ways to do things, including fitness. Keeping up with my techno-nerd... Read more
Well today I had my iphone set on Pandora and was listening to Cajun Music as I was walking in the am. As usual I got up about the time the sun came up. The birds were still chirping and some early morning risers were mowing the lawn. Man it is great... Read more
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