Posts tagged "health"

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!

Breaking it off with my fat friend is hard to do on Mother's Day weekend, but it must be done!
That’s it. I’m done. I have tried to maintain our friendship for all of my life, but I can’t any longer. My fat friend must go! The bottom line is, she is just unhealthy for me. Every time I get myself on track to work my fitness program or eat right or try new things,... Read more »

'Food, Inc.' has made me think...Now what do I do?

'Food, Inc.' has made me think...Now what do I do?
I teach a class called “A Healthy Lifestyle and You” for students at Moraine Valley Community College, and today we watched “Food, Inc.,” a movie I’d never seen. I thought I would be educating them with this documentary, instead the floodgates of heaven have opened for me as it relates to my own health and... Read more »

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge

21-Day Flat Belly Challenge
We are finally having some beautiful weather in Chicago which makes you just want to get out and do something F-U-N! And you know what warm weather in Chicago means: scantily dressed women in crop tops, short shorts and even tinier skirts, sheer dresses, and the always big problem of the dreaded swimsuit selection. The... Read more »
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Faith and fitness, the perfect blend

Faith and fitness, the perfect blend
You can train the body, and you can do exercises for your mind. But, what I’ve found is that faith and fitness is the perfect blend. I didn’t always emphasize the spiritual aspect of diet, nutrition, and exercise. I mean, I loved God, but my focus on my “spirit man” was like a mint the... Read more »

Good Lord! I can't eat microwave popcorn either? Confessions from a Fitness Trainer, Part 1

Good Lord! I can't eat microwave popcorn either? Confessions from a Fitness Trainer, Part 1
Okay, here’s the truth. I love teaching fitness classes and participants love me just the same. My dream is to travel the world as a health and fitness spokesperson. As a mom of six, I am in great shape but I train hard to look even better. I mean, it’s one thing to be an... Read more »

Step aerobics, not your average workout

Step aerobics, not your average workout
Let’s face it: step aerobics is not your average workout. Going up and down on that step board to a rhythmic beat hearing cues for directional moves you don’t know should drive anyone completely mad! How de-conditioned exercisers stay in the class and learn the moves is beyond me. But people do, just like I... Read more »
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Weight discrimination: It's real, but is it right?

Weight discrimination: It's real, but is it right?
Weight discrimination is real. Research supports this and there are laws against this. But do employers have a right to deny new applicants opportunities due to a person’s size? I must say, I can see why they would. Health issues affect a person’s ability to function at their optimal levels. If you’re overweight, you’re more... Read more »

The one thing you could change about your body would be...

my stomach. Major surgery for my intestines over 20 years ago and birthing six daughters means I’ll never have the kind of stomach I’d like to have. But, I don’t let that keep me from training, exercising, eating right, and enjoying the kind of life I want to live. I didn’t always feel that way... Read more »

Mom of 6 responds to Maria Kang

Mom of 6 responds to Maria Kang
Dear Maria Kang, I sat in the background and watched this debacle unfold about your picture on Facebook and felt it was high time I respond to you. So let’s just cut the chase and get right to the point because here is what I want to say to you: YOU GO GIRL!I can’t believe that women, people,... Read more »
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F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training

F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training
I’ve learned the secret to being healthy and that is: when you F.I.T. in the Lord with faith-inspired training,  you become healthy from the inside out. There is an old expression that simply states, “Live as if you will die tomorrow, but plan as if you will live forever!” How do you do this? By investing... Read more »
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