Most people in
my world challenge me, motivate me or inspire me. I like people to tell
me I can’t. It provides me with drive. They make me look at what I have
and lead me to think outside of the box in engaging conversations, blogs
commitments that reach way beyond my comfort zone. I appreciate all of
you. So even if you don’t hear me say it verbally, (because that is
something I struggle with and I’m working on it) THANK YOU!
www.meganmerchant.comHere is what I did NOT like about my
pedometer, which I'm sharing to
jump start you as you begin with your own pedometer.Here are the links to Part
I and Part
II if you’d like to read back.
Walking or running on a treadmill can be quite boring (I actually call it the "dreadmill" some days). Fitness DVDs are a great option if you can't get to a club or need the flexibility to exercise at your own schedule. Check out www.collagevideo.com where they have hundreds of DVDs (videos too) of every imaginable workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home!
Take your workout outside! I'll be leading two outdoor bootcamps on Saturday mornings beginning this April in Davison. We'll meet at Hahn and walk/run the trail system at Davison Regional Park. "Basic Training" will begin at 9 am; "Fitness Bootcamp" will begin at 10 am. Can't wait to bring this new experience to the area!
In January of this year, the American Geriatrics Society has reccommended that all interventions for falls prevention include exercise components such as Tai Chi.
Do you think Tai Chi or yoga is better at helping to reduce the incidence of falls among the elderly?
February has come and gone and the signs of Spring are here. The weather is warming, the sun is shining, and the flowers are blooming (which means pollen is also in the air). It's time to get those allergies under control, throw some sunblock on, and do some outdoor activities (SOAK UP SOME VITAMIN D). Do 30 minutes of cardio per day, 5 times per week (cycling, jogging, or brisk walking) to help strengthen your muscles, your heart, respiratory system, and increase the flow of circulation. Not to mention, burn some calories, rev your energy level, and
Today is one of those days, (as many are for me with work, kids, dog, house, etc..busy, busy, busy.) In fact, I barely have 5 minutes to write this morning. But I wanted to post something, it's part of my way of maintaining some discipline, much like exercise and healthy nutrition. It also means a lot to me to stay connected with all of you out there!
A Plan for Memorial Day.Here is the great news. You can look and feel great in time for Memorial Day and you have twelve weeks to do it. By setting SMART goals here is a list of what you could accomplish:- lose between twelve and twenty-four pounds.- three four week cycles of training (stabilization, strength, and hypertrophy).- complete a 5k or 10k training program.- learn to swim one hundred yards.- train to walk three to six miles.- reduce body fat by 5 percent.