Monthly archive for January 2015

2015 is the Year to Be Fit, Strong and Free!

2015 is the Year to Be Fit, Strong and Free!

January 17th has come and gone and so have many of the New Year’s resolutions. Studies show that most people who make resolutions ditch them by January 17th. It has actually become almost a legitimate holiday. On Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, a local restaurant offered a free dessert to anyone celebrating National Ditch Your New Year’s Resolution Day.  A national ice creamery offered a “buy one get one free” if you came in and declared “I’m ditching my New Year’s resolution!” The average person does not stand a chance. I would love to see a restaurant or grocery store reward those who are still sticking to their healthy New Year habits, but I have yet to find one. That is why we join and lead FP4H. It is not the average weight-loss program nor are we average. What sets FP4H apart? Just a few critical things: FP4H is not a

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New Year’s Resolutions are Out! Healthy Strategies are In!

New Year's Resolutions are Out! Healthy Strategies are In!

Did your January start out with a healthy bang, but now your resolve is waning?  Get back on track with these five healthy strategies that will keep you fit in 2017. High-Intensity Interval Training High-intensity interval training (HIIT) combines intense periods of exercise with short recovery intervals for an increased calorie burn. It has also been shown to amplify weight loss and boost cardio fitness and metabolism more than even endurance training.  Try “The 200” in this newsletter for a quick and simple HIIT workout. No Distracted Eating.  Do you like to watch TV or surf the web while you eat?  AsCarole Lewismight say, “Stop it!”  Distracted eating could lead you to eat more.  A study found that people ate significantly more cookies after they had eaten their lunch while watching television compared with those who ate their lunch while not watching television. To help your brain register fullness, focusing on your

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Torch Calories with the 200!

Torch Calories with the 200!

This workout is a total of 200 exercises that you can do in about ten minutes. 25 squats (keep the range of motion comfortable, avoid deep knee bends) 20 jumping jacks (full or half—using just arms, not jumping) 25 lunges (left leg back) 20 jumping jacks 25 lunges (right leg back) 20 jumping jacks 25 pushups (against wall, on knees, or full) 20 jumping jacks 20 abdominal crunches This is a quick round of exercises you can fit anywhere in your day.

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Just Shut Up and Pray

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. R O M A N S    1 2 : 1 2 My friend and I have a slogan we jokingly say to each other when one of us starts to stress out about things that are happening in our lives: “You know what you need to do: just shut up and pray!” It’s a reminder that we can’t fix a thing by dwelling on our problems. It also reminds us that we need to run to God, because He is our joy and our hope when the world seems to be falling apart around us. Our little slogan brings much-needed laughter into our sometimes very stressful lives. I’m thankful I have friends who remind me that my hope is in God when things seem to be spiraling out of control. We don’t need to be experts on anything to reach

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