• Cardio,  Fitness,  Health,  Uncategorized

    Finding Your Fitness Motivation

    You might know that exercising on a regular basis is good for you, and have even chosen some great workouts to do, but motivating yourself to continue is another thing entirely. Fitness, like diets and new hobbies, are often easy in the beginning. You are excited to try something new, you add them to your schedule, and feel ready to finally make it work. You are determined that this is going to work, even if in the past you gave up after a few days or a few weeks. The problem is motivation. You need to keep pushing yourself and finding the motivation to continue, even on days when you…

  • Fitness,  Health,  Uncategorized

    The Most Effective Injury Prevention Protocols

    By Kathy Denise Hicks Twenty-five years ago I embarked on an adventure that I didn’t know would affect my life so dramatically. I gave birth to a set of identical twin boys with a total weight of about 14 pounds. Little did I know, how carrying these little bundles of joy would create a bit of havoc in my body. I like to think of it as a sports injury actually and by using injury prevention protocols, I may have avoided some of the injuries I did through this whole experience.  Soon after the babies were born, my back and hips began expressing themselves with a bit of complaining. Eventually…

  • Uncategorized

    Get Moving for Better Rest

    Get Moving for Better Rest By Kathy Denise Hicks                                                                                                                                         November 17, 2021 If you are a parent with young children or babies, or you are retired, sleep can be an elusive goal. I know for me, I have had trouble sleeping since I…

  • 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…