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Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey
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Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey

So, N0, I did not get to bed by 10PM.  More like 11.  I did manage to rouse myself by 5:30AM.  However, to be honest, I just didn’t feel like working out.  I got dressed to work out.  I ate my power bar 15 minutes before my intended workout time slot.  I prepared my sports drink for my work out and then . . . didn’t work out.

Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey
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Reclaiming Your Vitality - The Journey

Day 3 - I did ok today.  I didn't work out in the morning as I intended, but I did work out.  I did a Jillian Michael's Body Revolution video.  It was VERY challenging and I did want to quit a couple of times.  I didn't.  I made it through. I ate great during the day.  Oatmeal for breakfast, a lean chicken sandwich with a cup of kale, and fresh strawberries and almonds for a mid afternoon snack.

Reclaiming Your Vitality -The Journey
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Reclaiming Your Vitality -The Journey

I did yoga today.  I realized how weak and inflexible I've become.  I can remember when the postures where so easy.  And now they are not. Yoga was a good metaphor for what is happening to me, what is happening in life.  Like life, the yoga was challenging.  I noticed my reactions when it got tough, I wanted to ease up in the postures.  Then I realized that like life, you don't have to do it perfectly the first time.  You have to gently lean into it and go as far as you can.  And each time you go just a little bit further.

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Turning Poison Into Medicine

The revered Sufi poet, Rumi, wrote: “We turn poison into medicine and our sorrows into blessings” I’m thankful for many things. I live a wonderful life, surrounded by loving friends and my beloved husband, Richard; I have the privilege of doing work which I love, and I’m thankful (yes, really) for being diagnosed with diabetes this year. Why am I thankful?

Reclaiming Your Vitality: One Woman's Journey
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Reclaiming Your Vitality: One Woman's Journey

So I've chosen to share my journey back to vitality in the hopes that it might inspire some, motivate others, and to encourage my own accountability by publically sharing my vulnerabilities with respect to health and fitness. Generally speaking I am well.  I am also not as healthy or fit as I would like to be.  Also, as we age, we lose muscle mass, elasticity of the skin, certain types of vitamins and minerals become more scarce in the body.  I am a woman in my 40's (yes I said it) and in this stage of life entering Perimenopause and that has created man

Making Kale Sexy
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Making Kale Sexy

I am bringing sexy back…in the form of Nutrition and Natural Health!   Kale is Sexy. I am taking Kale back from the stinky, dread sporting hippy image and making it sexy. What is not sexy about green? Come on we ALL know about green M&Ms. Kale is more green than green with all its goodness and talk about tantalizing. OK, yummy is not usually the first response people think when they think of Kale, but stick with me here. It does not have to taste like bitter, nasty stuff you eat because it is kick ass and full of good nutrition.

5 Fitness Tips from Ms. America 2012
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5 Fitness Tips from Ms. America 2012

When you compete in pageants, your appearance is scrutinized — sometimes without mercy. I’ve learned that the best way to be happy with your body is to feel healthy. Rather than going to either extreme on the weight spectrum, you should find a happy medium where you feel the most confident and energized. These five tips can help you develop the perfect body for you. 1. Set goals.