• Fitness

    Roadblocks

    Your driving to your favorite place to visit and as you pull in you realize you can’t get in the driveway because there is a roadblock or barricade keeping from your destination.  You try a different route, but no success. So, you give up and go back home. Starting a workout routine can be similar to the above hypothetical example. We have all been there, maybe the desire to shed a few holiday calories, get rid of pesky back pain, or even follow the “doctor’s” orders.  Whatever the reason, we find many excuses as to what our road block is to getting off the couch and moving our bodies. Here…

  • Cardio,  Fitness

    Making It Count

    What do you do? Where have you been? Where are you going? Who are you? I’m sure you’ve been asked these invasive questions.  I know I have wanted to fabricate answers to a few of the questions, feeling like I don’t measure up to the interviewee. As a teen, I wanted to major in music. My father dissuaded me in that direction saying that it didn’t really pay well. So, I decided to major in Engineering, which would pay well and be challenging.  When I told my father, he doubted my ability to complete the program. Instead of changing my plan again, I drew a line in the sand and…

  • Fitness,  Health

    Getting Past the Mind

    As I work with clients, I am astounded and inspired by the commitment and tenacity that many have, to keep on working to achieve their goals.  Not all of us have that drive and desire to work out, go to the gym, or take an exercise class. I decided to do a little research on the psychology of working out and creating the habit of keeping healthy movement a priority. Studies show that over 60 percent of American adults don’t get the recommended amount of physical activity and over 25 percent of adults are not active at all. LINK There are many reasons why people aren’t moving. I discussed a…