Mamavation Monday

Last week, I had my friend Katie guest post about her campaign to be one of the mamavation moms and I am happy to report that she won!!!!! Congrats to her.  She really put in a lot of time and effort and I am very proud of her. But, back to my weight loss/get healthier journey: I have lost 2.6 lbs in the last week! I have walked everyday (even in the rain, I have a pretty umbrella) I am drinking water like it is fine wine! What I want to add this week: Add in a workout video at least twice a week (and do workout video when children are not home so that I do not get made fun of during double time on Tae Bo) I'm sensitive (ha!) Think I can do it?  We shall see! For more Mamavation motivation, check out Bookieboo.com. … [Read more...]

Exercise for Life

admit it, I am not a fan of exercise. I am a girlie girl and sweating is not one of my favorite things to do. I also deal with chronic pain issues related to MS and fatigue and suffice it to say, I have plenty of excuses to not exercise. But, I also know the benefits of exercising. The word exercise comes from a Latin root, meaning “to maintain, to keep, to ward off”. I teach a class for seniors about maintaining their brain in order to “ward off” memory loss. Exercise has benefits for your brain’s health, not just your physical health. When you have a neurological disorder, such as multiple sclerosis, you are naturally interested in anything that benefits the health of your brain. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins- which are feel good chemicals. So, not only is … [Read more...]

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