Countdown to the 30-Day Program

January 16, 2014
We're off to a great start this year!!  Nutrition packets are available if you haven't picked one up yet. 

For some, this may mean some big changes and that can be a scary and uncomfortable thing.  Please know that we're all in this together and there's power in numbers.  That's why we're each going to embark on our own separate but unified journey on February 3rd.  Remember, it's just for 30 days.  How quickly will 30 days go by?  Well, here we are already half way through January!  That's half of the 30-day program.  The next 15 or so will whiz by and we'll be ready to start the program and we'll all be thinking, "Wow, it's already time to start the program!!"  It will go by quickly, I promise.

The one thing I ask to consider is to truly make a commitment to these 30 days.  A commitment like you commit to an employer, a child, a spouse, a significant other, your church.  This is a commitment to YOURSELF to improved health through one of the biggest factors that can affect your health:  the food you eat every day.  Defy that primitive part of your brain that will do its best to keep you just as you are.  Take each step knowing that the one after it will get easier.  And know that I, too, will be stepping right beside you, along with everyone else.

Let's do this, people, and have a TON of FUN along the way!!
 

Finding inspiraton and motivation

April 1, 2013
When I began running again this month to train for the Capital City half marathon with Friends of Mia, I was two months behind in my training.  I started in March after recovering from a stress fracture in my foot.  I knew it would be a bit of an uphill climb, and in many ways it has been.  As I began my training schedule running three times a week, my work schedule simultaneously (of course!) became more demanding.  One of the biggest challenges has been fitting it all in.  Until today.

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Exercise is medicine for the mind, body, and spirit

March 20, 2013
For the mind to be in optimal health, so must the body.  Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are divinely aware of this.  But many of us focus on just one or the other, falling short of making a true connection between our minds and bodies.  And we often forget how having a healthy body and healthy mind nourishes and cultivates our spirit.

Does a lethargic body make for a lethargic spirit?  Does a strong body create a strong spirit?    We intrinsically know that when we are active and engaged and...

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