Tag Archives: Journaling

July’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew

July’s Small Step is relevant no matter where you are in your fitness journey.  This time of year can be the most difficult to stay on track with exercise and diet goals because routine is a friend and disruption is the enemy.  The oppressive weather, vacations, kids at home and the endless array of picnics brimming with food and […]

March’s Small Step: Accentuate the Positives, Eliminate the Negatives

This month’s Small Step is all about setting yourself up for success.  Remember, fitness is a lifestyle not a diet or exercise program with an end date.  Even making changes in small, manageable increments, as my program advocates, doesn’t guarantee one won’t get derailed especially if she is relying only on willpower and well-intended plans.  What’s needed […]

August’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew Revisited

There’s still a month left before Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer.  This is a perfect time to reassess your fitness goals and reflect on progress and successes.  Your assignment this month?  Finish the Summer Reflect, Revamp and Renew project.  You can also take this time to catch up if you’ve fallen behind or jump on […]

July’s Small Step: Reflect, Revamp & Renew

My Small Step Philosophy: A fit life is attained by making small, realistic and sustainable changes in food consumption and exercise over time.  This allows a person time to create and hone new, fit habits that then become adopted and integrated into her everyday life.  The result is a person who is living a fit lifestyle […]

Confessions of a 40-Something Personal Trainer

I’m just going to put it out there.  My jeans are a bit too tight for my comfort and ego to accept.  And, truthfully, the scale is reflecting that reality as well.  Exercise isn’t the issue.  I’m doing some type of workout 6 days a week (a combination of cardio, strength and flexibility training) and three […]

March Small Step: Accentuate the Positives, Eliminate the Negatives

This month’s Small Step is all about setting yourself up for success.  Remember, fitness is a lifestyle not a diet or exercise program with an end date.  Even making changes in small, manageable increments, as my Small Step program advocates, doesn’t guarantee one won’t get derailed especially if she is relying only on willpower and well-intended plans.  […]

October’s One Small Step: That’s a Stretch

Last month I touted the benefits of flexibility and balance training in my Rubber Bands and Bungee Cords post.  So, it’s only fitting that I make stretching this month’s One Small Step theme which, in conjunction with each of the other One Small Step challenges since April, creates a well-rounded and balanced fitness routine.  And, because I always […]