Can Gardening Count as My Workout?

Last week, I was at Davis Mountain Fitness & Training Camp, where I hiked, ran, yoga-ed, water aerobicized, and swam to my heart’s content. I even had a lovely walk to and from meals. My body was almost always in motion. This week….well, I’ve avoided my regularly scheduled exercise. Confession: I’ve skipped all of it.… Continue reading Can Gardening Count as My Workout?

Decluttering My Closet to Accept My Body

This morning, I accepted the body I have. And that’s not a small thing. I’ve been reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (as have millions of other people; this organizational self-help guide has been on the New York Times best seller list for 71 weeks and counting). I picked the book… Continue reading Decluttering My Closet to Accept My Body

Holding On to Weight after 50

Which scenario would you pick? You can eat anything you want without gaining a pound. Your body looks great, remaining trim no matter what you do or consume. However, there’s no real physical fitness behind those athletic good looks. You can’t run; it’s hard to even walk from place to place. Forget exercise — movement… Continue reading Holding On to Weight after 50

Finding Workout Motivation at Home

I’ll never forget a phone conversation I had with my husband James, back in the days when he was traveling a lot for work. He’d gone to Brazil on business, keenly looking forward to seeing the sights while there. But he’d called, despondent; his problematic knee hurt so badly, causing him to limp, that people… Continue reading Finding Workout Motivation at Home

What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

Going through this detoxification was a very enlightening experience. I learned quite a bit and will be making changes as a result. All of it was good. Background: I undertook the University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine’s 7-Day Detoxification to Promote Health program. To find out how the first three days went, take a look my earlier… Continue reading What I Learned from My 7-Day Detox

How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Here we are, nearing the end of January and the waning of many a New Year’s resolution. According to statistics from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 percent of those who made a 2014 New Year’s resolution were still going strong one month later. Six months on down the road, that number dropped… Continue reading How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet

The other day, a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of the inside of her refrigerator; she did it as part of ongoing work with her nutritionist. Now, Amy is probably any nutritionist’s idea of the perfect client, a poster child for dietary success — she lost weight, sculpted her body, and took… Continue reading Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet