Meet Gazoo! He’s your new best friend!
Gazoo and I became acquainted when I was a child watching the Flintstones cartoon. Gazoo is a little, flying, green martian that lands on my shoulder out of nowhere. Let’s just say I’m ying and he’s yang. He talks to me in my ear. He has a PhD in annoyance. Yet I’m so grateful for the little bugger. If it weren’t for him, well, there wouldn’t be a FITskitz- that’s for sure! Here’s a brief story to show Gazoo at work. Read more
In my recent post, The ABCD Method of New Beginnings, I acknowledged the power of fresh starts. Declaring change is like a drug. Blood is flowing, thoughts racing, and energy bounds.
Making a decision to change your life is the first step. The easy step. Signing up for a fitness class, a gym membership or buying your first blender so you can begin your 3 day cleanse? Terrrrrific! Acknowledge you’re in the honeymoon period of lifestyle change.
Want to be married to your change? That’s going to take commitment, willpower, discipline, and re-commitment. Here’s how. Read more
A new year, a new you? At least for a few weeks, eh? The gyms are packed. Personal trainers are working their own tushies off. Sparks are flying.
Motivation is a beautiful thing. January brings a new oxygen to the planet. As if we require some universal signal that it’s ok to declare a new beginning. Much like the first day of school. The backpack is full of new stuff–tools sharpened and minds eager.
Take full advantage at any time of year to declare a new beginning. If it’s January 1st, that’s great! If it’s your birthday, a Monday, or the first day of class—perfect!
There is extraordinary power in beginning. Read more
A recent trip to Austin, Texas to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday included a few family style workouts. Including exercise when you’re away from your normal environment and routine is a challenge for even the most steadfast athletes.
Consider these 5 FIT tips when vacationing with the whole clan. Read more
The pursuit of fitness has a beginning but no ending. No wonder it’s difficult to stay on the path.
Pursuing a healthy “lifestyle” is a kind way to recruit our minds to accept that we’re in for the long haul.
Recognizing these stages of fitness can ensure the only towel you hang up continues to be a sweaty one:) Read more
No matter your choice of exercise, it always includes a silent partner. Boredom. You can fight it, resist it, change it up. You can increase intensity, change the view, or wear neon shoes. At some point you just have to become friends with repetition. Read more
You want to be moving. But you’re not. Stuck in the mud. Pressing against the wind. Melting into the quicksand. You work so hard and seem to be getting all the way to NOWHERE!
Here comes that evil, pulverizing question again. The one that grinds up your dreams and spits them out. Read more
Who is Dr. T. Colin Campbell?
Dr. T. Colin Campbell almost became a household name when he co-authored the national bestseller, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health. He is considered one of the foremost experts on diet and health.
While at the forefront of nutritional research for more than 40 years, he has written more than 300 research papers. He is a Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University.
The Chinese Institute of Nutritional Sciences is the leading institution in China in charge of policy and research. T. Colin Campbell serves on their research advisory board and was the director of the most comprehensive study on health and nutrition ever conducted. It was called, The China Project.
Raised on a dairy farm, he thought he would prove in his research that the good old American diet was good for us. What he found was just the opposite.
I ran a 5k race this over the weekend with my husband and teenage daughter.
This distance is short but that’s also why it’s so tough. You have to be a racehorse ready to roll as soon as the gate opens. There’s something magical about being in the midst of other runners that makes you suffer more. Misery hurts but also propels you to the finish line sooner.
For all practical purposes, the morning went well. We walked away with 3 medals- well, actually 2. One participant’s triumph turned our victorious morning on its head. Read more
Who is Morgan Spurlock?
Made famous after producing and starring in the documentary, Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock made a difference in the way Americans characterize fast food. He shocked some, validated theories, and horrified many when he embarked on a 30 day eating journey with remarkable results. Nothing but McDonalds fast food for 30 days.
Morgan went on to executive produce and star in the reality TV series, 30 Days. He has launched his second season of A Day in the Life which explores the lives of some of the world’s most interesting people.
A high spirited Dad with a zest for controversy, he uses the media to send important messages with the hope of influencing our personal choices for the better.