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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

10 Things

The Following Post came from http://wellfesto.com/ , A Great Lady in my Running Group Shared this the other day and I just has to share it with you !!! After our 70 Mile bike ride and many running adventures.. so many of things are true... Enjoy this Great Read  :) 

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

by brynnharrington on November 19, 2013
cover.jpgMid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation!  Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!  PICTURE HOW YOU’LL LOOK IN THAT DRESS!
THAT DRESS?”  My brain couldn’t focus on an image of some random dress hanging in my closet.  All I could think about was my three-year-old daughter hearing and trying to process those words.
My daughter’s little brain is making sense of the world every single second, taking in verbal and non-verbal cues about how things work and what things mean.  And when it comes to exercise, I want her to grow up seeing it as a joy, and not a utility…as a gift, and not a chore…as an opportunity, not an obligation.  I want her to do it for the love of it, not to fit into a dress.  I want her to grow up knowing that…
  1. Strength equals self-sufficiency.  Being strong – particularly as a woman – is empowering.  It will feel good someday to be able to carry your own luggage down the stairs if the airport escalator is broken, and it will be important to have a solid shot at outrunning a stranger should you meet one a dark alley.
  2. Fitness opens doors.  Being healthy and fit can help you see the world differently.  The planet looks different from a bike or a pair of skis than it does from a car or an airplane.  Out in the elements you have the time and space to notice details and meet people and remember smells and bugs and mud and rain and the feeling of warm sunshine on your face.  And those are the moments that make up your life.
  3. The bike is the new golf course.  Being fit may help you get a seat at the table.  Networking is no longer restricted to the golf course, and the stronger you are – and the more people you can hang with on the road and trail – the more people you’ll meet.
  4. Exercise is a lifestyle, not an event.  Being an active person isn’t about taking a class three times a week at the gym.  It’s about things like biking to the grocery store and parking your car in the back of the lot and walking instead of taking a cab and catching up with friends on a hiking trail instead of a bar stool.
  5. Health begets health.  Healthy behavior inspires healthy behavior.  Exercise.  Healthy eating.  Solid sleep.  Positive relationships.  These things are all related.
  6. Endorphins help you cope.  A good sweat session can clear the slate.  You will have days when nothing seems to go right…when you’re dizzy with frustration or crying in despair.  A workout can often turn things around.
  7. Working out signals hard-working.  The discipline required to work out on a regular basis signals success.  Someone recently told me they are way more likely to hire marathon runners and mountain climbers because of the level of commitment that goes into those pursuits.
  8. If you feel beautiful, you look beautiful.  Looking beautiful starts on the inside.  And being fit and strong feels beautiful.
  9. Nature rules.  And if you’re able to hike/run/bike/swim/ski/snowshoe, you can see more of it.
  10. Little eyes are always watching.  We learn from each other.  You may have a daughter—or a niece or a neighbor or a friend – one day.  And that little girl will be watching and listening to everything she you say and do.  What messages do you want her to hear?
I’ll never talk to my daughter about fitting into THAT DRESS.  But I will talk to her about what it sounds like to hear pine needles crunching under my feet and what it feels like to cross a finish line and how special it is to see the world on foot.  I will talk to her about hard work and self sufficiency.  I will teach her the joy of working out by showing her I love it.  And I’ll leave the rest up to her.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Blue Berries and Biking

Blueberries

My sister and I stopped at Bowermans Blueberries on Friday evening to pick up some blueberries to freeze and eat.. Blueberry season in Michigan is AWESOME... 



Biking

Saturday Morning bright and early I was off to on my first Road Biking adventure... I borrowed a road bike from a friend and headed north on a 70 mile bike ride with 16 bikers to a cottage on Lake Michigan in Ludington. We could not have asked for a better day for biking it was a little cooler and overcast which made for great biking and a fast pace all the way...Someone said we are going about 20mph the whole way up there. I fell once with the clip in shoes right away at the beginning and then after that I got the hang of it... They said everyone fall at least once... :) Hope you has Great weekend. 


Sunday, July 27, 2014

This weeks #fitness

Monday- 

              Fit  By Nature 6:15pm Walking, 7:00pm Running @ Felt Mansion


              Fit By Nature Schedule

              Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


              S & S Schedule


Tuesday -


              4:00 and 6:00 Cardio Shake up - S & S Schedule

            
Wednesday-

               Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


           
               Beach Yoga- With Heather

Thursday-


               7:00 Groove @S & S Fitness





LOVE MICHIGAN-Get out and Get Active... 



Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Favorites

Self Magazine - Jessica Alba is on this months cover 

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S&S Fitness - I get my Lunch time workouts in with Sasha !!

Groove- I am Loving being a Groove Facilitator 


Blueberry Season in Michigan - Hoping to go blueberry picking today 


Paddle boarding with my sister - SUP is fun and relaxing, going with my sister is the best


HAPPY FRIDAY 







Thursday, July 24, 2014

Runners World


Anyone else Read or Subscribe to Runners World ? 

I very much enjoy all things running... I may not be the greatest runner but I LOVE IT !!!

Here is a Little Running Motivation for your day... Brought to you by Runners World Magazine 

Have A Great Day 





 Don't forget to Join Me Starting Next Week Monday For the 5 Day Flat Abs Challenge

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

5 Day Flat Abs Challenge

Who's Ready for a 5 Day Flat Abs Challenge :) 

For 5 Quick Days,  1 work week, we will work on eating and Exercising, For a Healthy Happier You !!! 

Starting MONDAY JULY 28, 2014



#lovetomovemi 

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Things I am Loving This Friday

Happy Friday, I hope that you have had a wonderful week !!!! I have had a Great week so far... Running and Grooving Lots makes me Happy... 

I got a New Pair of Mizuno's, I had a gift card to Gazelles that I wanted to use towards new Shoes so I stopped in there on Tuesday and picked up a new pair. Right Now I am loving Mizuno Running Shoes, the fit and the style.. They are working for me ... I have been trying to get in at least 25 miles a week and these shoes have been wonderful. 
#Mizuno #Gazellesports



I am also Loving Local 5k's. Wednesday I did the Run for the Sun and it was awesome... It was for a Great Cause and they put on a really nice 5k. The snacks at the end were awesome too.. Ice Cream, Blueberries, Starbucks.... cant go wrong with any of that.... BIG Thanks to the Fazio Family for Donating the Race Registrations for the Holland Christian XC Team to Run ... Team Picture to Come. 
Camp Sunshine

 Local 5ks that are Coming up !!!! 
There is actually one this Saturday 





I think I need this Shirt 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

So Cute....

While we were away last weekend we had the Sweetest neighbor girl watch Riley, and she had so much Fun... with Her and their Families Chocolate Lab... Aren't They Cute 

When you go Away, what do you do with your pets ? Friends, Family, Kennel ? 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Run for the Sun


Location Information
Race will begin and end at the tennis courts across from the Dow Center at Hope College, on the corner of 13th Street and Columbia. Go to www.campsunshine.info for more information and race route.



Monday, July 14, 2014

This Week 7/14/2014

Monday- 

              Fit  By Nature 6:15pm Walking, 7:00pm Running @ Holland State Park


              Fit By Nature Schedule

              Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


              S & S Schedule


Tuesday -


              4:00 and 6:00 Cardio Shake up - S & S Schedule

            
Wednesday-

               Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


               CAMP SUN SHINE 5k- Run for the Sun 

               Beach Yoga- With Heather


Thursday-


               7:00 Groove @S & S Fitness


Saturday 

             Beechwood Church 5k- This is a GREAT Run for the Family 



LOVE MICHIGAN-Get out and Get Active... 



Monday, July 7, 2014

This Week 7/7/14

Monday- 

              Fit  By Nature 6:15pm Walking, 7:00pm Running @ Riley Street Beach


              Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


              S&S Schedule


Tuesday -


              4:00 and 6:00 Cardio Shake up with ME             S&S Schedule
            
Wednesday-

               Trail Workout and Run With Mary-lynn Meet by Felt Mansion 6:00pm


               Beach Yoga- With Heather


Thursday-


               7:00 Groove @ S&S Fitness