Manic Monday ~ A True Fit (Running Shoe)
I always wore a size 9.5 athletic shoe in high school. I suppose my still-developing brain thought I was "officially" done growing. So for four years of high school and four years of college I squeezed into that size. Did you notice I said "squeezed?" Yep, I was like Cinderella's step-sister who was determined to get my foot into that certain size shoe! Why? Because I didn't have much money and all the shoes I bought in the last several years were a size 9.5. To me, it wou
Manic Monday ~ Did Someone Say Spring?
Is it really true? Are the birds really chirping? Are those buds appearing on the trees? Do I really have a kick in my step because I’m in a good mood? YES!! After a ridiculous extended winter, it’s time to step outside and actually breathe!! Also, it’s THAT time to prepare for outdoor activities and social events!! But, there is no worse feeling than having to put on that summer outfit or swimsuit to find that it WON’T fit or that it’s too snug!! This situation brings us def
Manic Monday ~ Get in a Class!
Have you seen the latest MVP Fitness posts regarding the need to buy some more equipment for the exercise classes? The need for extra exercise equipment is due to the growing class sizes! That’s a great sign of a group of people who are truly being accountable and showing up to class to make fitness a priority in their lifestyles. The momentum is there! It can take a while for classes to be established and a core group of participants to become “regulars,” but once it happens
Manic Monday ~ A "Magical" Elixir
Baby, it's cold outside....STILL! My boys have started their baseball season. In fact, my older son played ball last a couple weekends ago and nearly "froze" in the 30*+ temps that had a wind chill of 13*-25* through out the day. After sitting outside for two days of frigid weather, the last thing I want is to eat or drink something cold. Instead, hot comfort foods were what I wanted. The problem with those comfort foods that I was envisioning was that most of them are pre
Manic Monday ~ Spring for a Fresh Start
I read a good write up about Monday... and I read it just after I gulped down the “rare occasion” home cooked feast that I decided to create on a whim for my fam-fam. Easter, and Monday is the only day when you can start fresh, therefore this week is ruined and you cannot start back on track until next Monday, or perhaps another week later when the kids go back to school. WRONG! Four days of Easter and everything that comes along with it is not going to ruin your goals as lon