Mr. Foam Roller – where have you been all my life?? Finally, I am up with the times; I bought a foam roller. If you are unfamiliar with the term, a foam roller is a cylindrical piece of foam used for self-massage (self-myofascial release) to release muscle tension. In other words, a handy device to…… Continue reading Roll it out
We love the momentous occasions in life; the ones the bring big splashes of joy, excitement, and wonder. But what about the moments that are not so grand, those simpler in nature? Is it possible to be as awestruck by them as well? A quick two-mile walk downtown gave me the opportunity to experience the simple. My path did not…… Continue reading What is it that you see?
It was late September when I heard a familiar whisper prompting me to book a room at my favorite spot, The Lands End Inn, Provincetown, MA. After scanning the reservation availability, I found a great rate on a room my husband and I had never booked before. From there we both built up a healthy bit of anticipation; picturing ourselves relaxing in a pair of worn white…… Continue reading Seat with a view!
Do you want to change the way you eat – not just for a week or a month, or until you shed those unwanted pounds, and not only when you’re at home, but when you eat out as well? If the answer is yes, you should be in search of a lifestyle change. When it comes to losing weight, I think any diet…… Continue reading Clean it up!
For many people, an exercise routine can not only be difficult to start, but challenging to maintain. And then there are people like me, who find it beyond difficult to disrupt a workout regimen in order to give the body a much needed break. I have been working out six days a week for about 1 hour and 30…… Continue reading Crying ‘uncle’!
When I was a kid, shoe stores were privately owned small businesses with names like Matthew’s and David’s. There were no mega shoe stores with boxes displayed within customer reach. Back then, you picked a shoe and asked the clerk, who you probably knew by first name, to get it in your size, and then he spent the time…… Continue reading ‘Running’ the risk
The groundhog spoke on February 2, 2016 to his faithful followers; the clouds gathered that fateful day, blocking any remote chance of the little fellow seeing his shadow. On that same day, the ground shook in the North East where people fell to their knees, bowing to the almighty ‘hog’. No more hiding in our burrows; the time would quickly be upon the masses where the…… Continue reading Soak it up!
Being flexible when it comes to your exercise routine. I recently had a cortisone shot in my left wrist, and the doc thought hitting the archaic and hard 1983 punching bag wouldn’t be the best idea if I wanted optimal results from the shot (a bit of the ole’carpal tunnel going on). So, I said, ‘ok, I…… Continue reading No excuses!
,. . . self-control that is. It’s 7 p.m., the dinner dishes are done and you’re sitting in a comfy chair, feet up and for the most part feeling relaxed and content. All is quiet, until, and without warning, a jarring high pitched noise echoes throughout the room. You feel the urge to get up, but your significant other beats you to it; rising like a…… Continue reading I wanna get some . . .
Your pumped; finally, you’ve made the commitment to exercise. You’re ready to hit the treadmill and get your 30 minutes over with ASAP. But hold on, what about that pesky warmup and cool down ‘they’ say you should do . . . who has the time or patience? Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, you should make the time. Stretching,…… Continue reading Why stretching is so worthwhile!