Two words are guaranteed to get more attention than almost anything else I write about: walking and abs. Every time I check my website analytics, send out a survey, or otherwise take the pulse of my readers, three things pop up: Ab Workouts come out on top Walking is a ...

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Our gym reopened this past week after being closed for over three months. As I waited outside at 5 a.m., six feet apart from the other sleepy people, I nearly wept with joy behind my pink camouflage face mask. I was first in line even after I swore up and ...

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Our gym reopens next Monday, June 22. Like everything else, it’s been closed since March 16 from COVID-19. This is the longest time I’ve been away from the gym in over 40 years. So basically since the world was still cooling off from all those volcanoes.  I don’t remember ever ...

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“I have to warn you,” Susan said. “I’m having horrible hot flashes and may need to stop in the middle of our workout for a few minutes.” The year was circa mid-1990s. I was a new in-home trainer in my mid-30s, ready to set the world on fire. “YOU get ...

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On March 16, when our gym officially closed its doors due to COVID-19, I hopped on Amazon and ordered a set of weights (until now I had only a few dumbbells).  I received an email saying the order would “not arrive until April 2 or later.”  “Big help that’ll be, ...

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It’s bound to happen.  You’re away on a trip without access to workout facilities… or You tweak your back/knee/shoulder and can’t work out for weeks… or A worldwide pandemic keeps you stuck in your house for three months without access to a gym, a workout partner – or the motivation ...

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Recently a writer friend of mine posted on Facebook, asking (for a story she was writing) how people over 50 would like to be referred to. (Quick side note: I am rarely on FB anymore aside from managing my private groups. It’s become so scary negative and toxic that I ...

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I made my fourth batch of cornbread yesterday since this pandemic reared its ugly head. Apparently banana bread is the quarantine baked treat of choice. But I didn’t have bananas. So hence, cornbread. (Recipe posting here soon.) Until a few months ago I can’t remember the last time I made ...

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As the most motivated person I know, it’s disturbing to find myself wanting to pull the covers over my head every morning when I realize, nope, it wasn’t just a bad dream. The good news is all my years of battling a panic disorder prepared me for this moment. My ...

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Since gyms are closed due to the pandemic, some now offer home workouts free to the public until this apocalypse runs its course.  Free workouts for everyone sounds like a great idea. And for some people, it is.  My own gym is one of those giving access to complimentary workouts. ...

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