Thank You For Making A Difference

I wanted to take some time out of my day to say thank you for making a difference although you may wonder what I am referring to.  I am thanking you for visiting a health and fitness blog and for taking the steps that you are taking – whether they are baby steps or running […]

Together We Can Make A Difference

Make Our Planet Great Again

I’m not rebellious and I am definitely not anti-government.  I am proud to be one of the people who has done the things that will make our planet great again and at the same time will make our nation great again.  But not by implementing a travel ban that bans Muslims.  Not by bringing back coal […]


Everyone is Laughing at Us Now

I’ve been alive for more than 66 year years.  My parents went through World War 1, the Great Depression and World War 2 in England.  They came to this country after World War 2 because Europe was devastated by the ravages of war.  Because of the devastation, the United States initiated the Marshall Plan: “The […]


Body Beast Is For Women

From the Team Beachbody Blog   “I don’t want to get bulky.” “Weights are intimidating.” “Lifting weights is for guys.” Be honest, ladies — how many times have you said this to yourself when the topic of lifting weights has come up? But when was the last time you picked up a bag of groceries? […]


Shaun T’s Tips on How to Stick With a Home Workout Plan

From the Team Beachbody Blog Shaun T is back with an exciting new home workout exclusively on Beachbody On Demand – SHAUN WEEK: Insane Focus, starting June 12th. It’s not Shark Week, but Shaun Week – a seven-day, high-intensity workout that includes the best moves from Shaun T’s fat-busting programs FOCUS T25 and Insanity, as well as new […]

Shaun T’s Tips on How to Stick With a Home Workout Plan

Remembering the Fallen

It is Memorial Day and Grace and Carly and I are having a quiet day.  In fact, Grace went to the movies and a sleepover at her friends house, so now it is just Carly and me.  We all know the significance of today and the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made. […]


Day 8

A week ago last night, the water pump on my fourteen year old Toyota 4Runner failed but I made it home and parked in the driveway, which was a huge blessing.  Since 2003, the only things that the 4Runner has needed are brakes and two batteries.  It has been remarkably reliable and all that the […]


How to Save $108.90 (and $16.50 a month)

I get the best ideas when I am running and think the clearest.  If I ran eight hours a day, I would have a ton of ideas, but I would probably forget most of them before I got home and would be too tired all the time to do anything with them. On my run […]


Beachbody Results: This Mom Lost Over 100 Pounds and Won $1,000!

Melissa Ludwig, age 34, lost 109 lbs with a variety of Beachbody fitness programs, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000! Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? I was the unhealthiest and […]


Is Excess Protein Making You Gain Weight?

A new study says so. But, here’s why you shouldn’t base your diet on certain headlines. It used to be that fat made you fat. Then the culprit was carbs. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that obesity could be caused by protein — specifically, meat. For the […]