1 Million Steps Before Summer Challenge – Update #1

  It's hard to believe that I've already finished a week of the 1 Million Steps Before Summer challenge!  In my first 8 days, I took 83,498 steps, so I'm a little ahead of schedule.   I've definitely been more mindful about moving.  I've even had a few evenings where I realized I wasn't close to my goal, so I went out and exercised. I was surprised to find that it's a lot harder for me … [Read more...]

Project 36 Update: 37 Days Left

When I kicked off Project 36, I had no doubt in my mind that I would and could accomplish everything on my list. I knew some of the items on my list would be a stretch, but I needed a good challenge. I had no idea that our life was going to drastically change this year and that my time, my efforts, and most of my energy would be spent on the 2 new additions to our family. It seems like … [Read more...]

Project 36: My 36 Goals for the Year

I'm a dreamer or maybe I'm a visionary.  I have lots of great ideas and big dreams, but without specific, tangible goals, nothing ever happens.  I know that about myself.  The years that I have set goals, posted them on the internet for the world to see, and placed them on my wall above my desk to daily remind me of what I'm striving for are the years that I've been successful in accomplishing … [Read more...]

5 Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

I'm in Florida this week on vacation! And while I may be on vacation, it doesn't mean I can just use this as an excuse to eat whatever I want and lay around all week without exercise. Exercise is extremely important and needs to be a regular part of our lives. Staying in shape is one way to increase your life expectancy. Plus, weight bearing exercises are important for increasing muscle mass … [Read more...]