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 For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV


Getting Your Workout On: Finding Your Fit in Fitness

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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A couple of questions I am often asked is: When is the best time to exercise? Where should I exercise? It sounds like simple, cut and dried answers would be the key. It is not. God did not create us the same and He certainly didn’t give us all the same lifestyle or family situation. Praise God! Life would be so boring, wouldn't it? When consid...

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Encore Post: Are Mid-Life 'Tweeners Destined to be Fat and Unhealthy?

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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First posted in October 2016 on Totally Fit 4 Life. Reposted October 18, 2018 on Be Totally Fit for Life. All work is my own.

I think young adults are amusing when they think people in their 40s are old. When someone I know turns 40, they are often perplexed at the loss of hair, migration of hair, the gray hair -- m...

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Back on Track: Recovering from Setbacks

Posted on August 1, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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I went cycling on a local trail with my hubby this past weekend. The ride started off tough for the first 3 to 4 miles. My legs burned badly. “Stop it!” they screamed. But I pushed through anyway and the burn went away. Walking 1 to 3 miles a day is good, but doesn’t help me stay in shape. Cycling f...

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Why Healthy Living Should Fit in Your Schedule (How to Do It)

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

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Your smartphone alarm goes off early in the morning for you to drag body out of bed and take off at a breakneck pace. You look at your calendar app just to see it packed again. What’s first? Your schedule bleeds into your evening. Somewhere you squeeze in picking up your kids and ordering groceries for pick up. It’s the same grind ever...

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Water Exercise Training for Painful Joints

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

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I've been certified by the Arthritis Foundation, the YMCA of the USA, and studied with the American Council on Exercise for water exercise instruction. The following comes from 18 years experience teachin...

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Training for Outdoor Physical Activities

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


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Special Note: Always check with your medical provider BEFORE you begin a new workout program to make sure it is safe for you.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to ride my bike outdoors. As I write you, there are snowflakes falling in April with temperatures in the 20-30’s! Yuck! Where is Spring? Hope...

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Back Pain? Look Down

Posted on April 3, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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This  encore post originally appeared in February 2015 on Totally Fit 4 Liffe's website. Since it is my own work, I can reuse as I wishl.

Special note: This post is not intended to replace proper medical attention. This is for informational purposes only. Consult your doctor if you have back problems first.

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Why You are in Jealousy Jail and How to Get Out

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (1)

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Working in gyms is certainly a sociology lesson at work. One of my observations has to do with jealousy. Jealousy is like a jailer with the door sitting wide open. Once someone steps inside, the door closes, but is never locked. The jailer never forces anyone inside nor does he securely lock the door. Here is how this ...

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Finding Victory Every Day

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

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Every day I watched people come into the gym to work out and go home. Once while I was roaming the gym to check on our members, I noticed a member missing for almost two weeks. I thought, “He must be on vacation.” He eventually came back, but his pallor was washed out, pale. The former weight lifter and football player of...

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Put that New Fitness Tech Gift to Work for You

Posted on January 2, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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My hubby gave me the gift of health for Christmas: a swimsuit, aqua shoes, and an Apple Watch. He's such a sweetheart! I asked for the suit, shoes, and an activity tracker to replace my old activity tracker that bit the dust. His conclusion about buying the Apple Watch was activity trackers that don’t last much more than a...

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