Posts in category "Excercise"

Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park

Five ways to workout while your kids play at the park
Now that the weather has warmed, my kids and I visit a park almost daily.  Just as we adults need exercise, I notice a big difference in behavior when my kids get fresh air, run around, climb and explore. Instead of sitting at a bunch staring at our phone, we can workout and include our... Read more »

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson

My son competed in the triathlon and I ended up learning a lesson
The thought of the triathlon gave me anxiety, so I ignored it for the majority of the summer.  Six days out I received an email from a parent at my son’s school whose child participated in the race last year.  The detailed instructions and preparations encouraged me to accept the fact that this is happening... Read more »

Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer

Goldfish Swim School's Jump Start Clinics are ideal for a safe and fun summer
Last summer, my stubborn daughter learned to swim in six weeks at Goldfish Swim School. Because we live in Chicago, we experience many months of winter and very limited swimming opportunities. I wasn’t sure if my kids even remembered how to swim after the brutally long winter. I figured it was important to start off... Read more »
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Six reasons why The After Dinner Family Walk will improve home life

Six reasons why The After Dinner Family Walk will improve home life
Now that daylight lasts longer and the weather is warm, instead of getting ready for bed after dinner we instituted The After Dinner Walk. The over weight dog gets his much needed exercise while the kids often ride their bikes or scooters.  Somedays we walk around the block, other evenings we go further exploring the... Read more »

The Coca-Cola Balanced Living Workshop in Chicago Next Week

I was compensated for my participation in Coca-Cola’s Balanced Living Workshop, but my thoughts and views are my own. As a child, it was a reward to go with my mom to The Multiplex to workout. I loved the energy and noise in the active gym. Even though it was the 80s, I’m not sure... Read more »

Swimming is therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis

Swimming is therapeutic for Multiple Sclerosis
I am always one to believe that everything happens for a reason.  Since this health challenge slapped me on the face, I’m constantly pondering what my lesson in this obstacle is.  There are many. For sure I needed to slow down, and I admittedly am appreciating many small moments while I’ve been forced to spend... Read more »
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Flywheel Sports: A Bike Ride Experience

Flywheel Sports: A Bike Ride Experience
Since P90X ended at the beginning of summer, I have been spinning consistently at my local YMCA to keep up with my cardio.  The spin classes are challenging and enjoyable. Yet, I continue to read and hear about Flywheel Sports, the latest workout craze similar to Spin. The Flywheel experience is crafted by Ruth Zukerman,... Read more »

I Completed P90X: Ninety Days of Exercise

I Completed P90X: Ninety Days of Exercise
Three months ago my husband and I jumped out of our comfort zone and began P90X.  We dedicated to ninety days of intense workouts and have seen and noticed changes in our bodies, minds and motivation. As a reminder, here are my results at Day 15, Day 45 and Day 75.  Towards the end, life... Read more »

P90X: Finally Seeing Improvement at Day 75

P90X: Finally Seeing Improvement at Day 75
I’m really not sure if it is even Day 75.  When committing to P90X back in April, exercise became a more consistent part of my daily schedule and somewhere between pull ups and Plyometrics I lost count.  It often is an inconvenience and many days I don’t want to do it. Nonetheless a habit is... Read more »
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P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go

P90X: 45 Days Done, 45 Days To Go
I’m surprised we are already half-way done with the 90 days of P90X.  Life goes by so fast that after the first week we were committed and in a rhythm; the workouts just became part of our day. I will say that having a partner, in my case my husband, makes both us feel accountable... Read more »