Posts tagged with: fitness

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer, always gets me thinking about new starts and new goals.  I know it’s from the 19 times that fall meant the start of a new school year.  I just get rid myself of that association even when school has been in the past for more than a decade.

This Labor Day is no exception.  I’ve found myself thinking about what I’m going to do for my health, fitness and writing this fall – basically from now until the start of the holidays.  I also have a wedding 6 weeks away.  🙂  That’s always a reason to think about my fitness.

So, this Labor Day I’m going to do a mini cooking marathon.  That means I have to choose 4-5 main dishes to make, compose a grocery list, shop and then do some cooking.  I’d also like to go to the gym, by the cooking and all may be enough fitness for a day.  I also want to make doctors’ appointments in the next couple of months and enjoy my wedding and honeymoon.  🙂

Does Labor Day have you thinking about new goals to work towards the next few months?  What are some of your plans?

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My second week in a row going to the gym regularly

I am happy to write that I went to the gym four times this week, and that means it was my second week in a row going regularly.  That is an accomplishment.  Car trouble on Monday kept me from matching the five times I went the first week, but I am proud of myself for […]

My First Week Back at the Gym after a Long Break

During the heart of my last successful attempt to lose weight, I worked out regularly.  I made it to the gym 4-5 times a week and incorporated activity into my daily life.  One of the reasons I gained back some of that weight was I stopped exercising a lot.  During the courtship with my fabulous […]


I recently was given a fitbit ultra as a gift and need to motivate to set it up.  A fibit is a wireless activity and sleep tracker.  According to the packaging it is in, you can rack your steps & distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, and sleep quality.  You can upload this information to your […]

Getting back on that wagon?

This past week was one of, if not, the busiest of my work year.  Now, that my association’s annual conference is over (and it was a success!), it feels like a brand new year.  It is the start of another work year.  It’s also Rosh Hashanah and a new year for Jewish people. It feels […]

A Great Healthy Writer Jump Start

Last weekend I went on another writers’ retreat with five friends, all of whom I’ve met through my local RWA writers’ group.  We drove on Friday to a house in the Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, area for three nights and four days focused on writing.  It ended up being even better and more productive than […]

Why not address the obvious?

It’s no great secret that a whole host of health problems are caused by obesity, and yet it’s been my experience that physicians don’t point this out. Whether it’s been for me, my husband or my mother, I’ve found doctors often don’t say, “You have X problem, but it can be cured or substantially improved […]

Simple, yet wise

When I sat down to write this post last night, I was at a loss as to what to write about. It was one of those blah-for-no-reason days, and I wasn’t feeling inspired. But then I thought about one of my pin boards on Pinterest, one called Health and Fitness. Here I pin quotes and […]

Exercise and Brain Power

Last week I listened to an interesting interview on NPR’s Fresh Air with Gretchen Reynolds, the Phys Ed columnist for the New York Times.  It was a great overview on the latest research on fitness.  What struck me the most in the piece is that Gretchen said she continues to exercise regularly because of research […]

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