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Montage in the Making: Getting Jill in Shape

Jill and I braved the extremely snowy Vermont weather today to get over to our neighborhood fitness and martial arts center, Combat Fitness!  I sometimes supervise classes at Combat Fitness, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Photos: Combat Fitness

Today Scott and I went to Combat Fitness to get started on my personal training. They offer classes on evenings and weekends, so we had the place to ourselves. A … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get your healthy fats, at Costco!

Low-fat or no-fat diets go in and out of style. I am of the belief that we need contributions from each of the six groups of nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein, … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious smoothie that I like to drink after workouts.  It is as satisfying as desert, but totally healthy!  Give it a … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strengthen your weaknesses now so you have more options later

Yesterday I received a pretty stern talking to from my physical therapist. Sunday morning I woke up and my wrist was locked up. This has happened to me my whole … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gastrocnemius Strengthening!

In my recent post regarding the Gastrocnemius, we learned a little bit about the function of this muscle and one simple method of stretching and relaxing it via autogenic inhibition.  … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

I am not in charge here?! The power of affirmations and visualization

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the feeling that I am not in charge here?! I don’t mean at work, or at home, or in my relationships. I mean with myself- … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment