Just about every Tuesday for the past month I’ve been receiving a text message from a buddy of mine. The text would read something like this…
“Fellas, tomorrow night 9pm. Blue court. In or out?”
It’s a roll call sent to a group of guys to see who is available to play basketball in an adult basketball league in my area. For those who are new to my site and story I’ve been playing basketball practically for my entire life.
Some friends of ours recently let us borrow the workout videos Insanity and P90X. We decided we wanted to get in better shape, and if we were going to do it then why not challenge ourselves. Well…both sets of DVDs are sitting under our TV collecting dust as I write this.
I’ll be honest, I have been a little scared to start. What seemed fun at first didn’t sound as fun after I read about it, and learned why it is called Insanity. I want to have fun with my fitness activities.
Milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish. For many, that’s the weekly grocery list or ingredients for a special dish. For my family, it’s the 6 ingredients which we must keep far away from our toddler. I learned of his food allergies at the tender age of 5 months and it’s forever changed my life.
|This is a guest post by Leneille Moon. Leneille is a wife and mother of 3 kids, two by birth, one by marriage. She is the author of Patty’s Secret: A Tale of a Girl with Food Allergies, and a juicing enthusiast, which developed from a quest to find more things her food allergic child could eat, while attempting to make her entire family healthier. Her blog, Juice Junkie, was created to help you in your quest to begin living a healthier lifestyle through juicing and a healthy diet. Follow her on Instagram, and check out her blog. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.
Like most people, I have a bucket list. I am so incredibly grateful that I actually get to scratch something else from mine. I ran my first 5K!
|This is a guest post by Sheree Adams. Sheree is a Christian, wife, WAHM of three, nurse, blogger and speaker, who is forever drawn to all things health-related. You can find her blogging about marriage, family, health tips and more as Smart & Sassy Mom. Sheree is committed to helping blended families and keeping marriages strong, healthy, fun and SPICY! Follow Sheree on Twitter (@SmartNSassyMom), and check out her blog. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.
My kids were praying for a white Christmas, and they almost got it. The snow came in full force, blizzard-like conditions. It just came after Christmas. Advised not to travel on the roads unless it was an emergency we found ourselves locked up together at home.
Believing that the holidays are about spending time together, not individually, face in our personal electronic devices, I thought of some things that may be fun for us to do. I shared them on the CoachUp blog. Below is an excerpt of the post:
Here is a photo of me running on the beach one recent Saturday morning with my husband. We are training for our 3rd half marathon together. We are heavier than we have ever been, in fact he is surprised I am sharing this photo with you.
I am not particularly fond of photos of myself at the moment but I am thrilled with my life, my marriage and my goals. I am working on the body piece and focusing on acceptance. Hey, I ran 7 miles on Saturday! That’s what I am focusing on.
|This is a guest by by Dr. Minette Riordan, an award-winning business owner, published author and certified coach who lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Her first book, with co-author Dr. Caron Goode, From Fizzle to Sizzle: 4 Crucial Tools for Relationship Repair will be released in October 2012. Learn more about Minette at http://www.bydesignforwomen.com or follow her on Twitter at @heartwiselife. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.
I enjoy running outside probably more than any other exercise. This summer, I joined a running group made up of women whom all love running more than I do to help keep me motivated. I signed up for a 5K next month, but not just any old 5K, one where I’ll be running away from zombies who’ll try their best to take me down. So with my love of running, and all of my external motivation, you would think that I would be chomping at the bit to get moving every day.
The cost of participating in youth sports is an ongoing and ever-increasing one. Parents shoulder the responsibility for sports gear, travel expenses, sports camps, pictures, registration fees and more. As such, fundraising has become a readily accepted practice by players, parents and coaches.
Players might see team fundraising as a chance to interact and get to know other players on the team. Coaches can look at fundraising as a financially beneficial teambuilding exercise. Teambuilding leads to fewer misunderstandings and less discontent within the team.
|This is a guest post by Mindy Tan with EpicSports.com, where she blogs about all your favorite sports. Epic Sports is an online retailer that specializes in providing savings on sports gear of up to 90%. Follow Epic Sports on Twitter and LIKE them on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines here.
Living an active lifestyle will make you a healthier person. Exercise helps prevent disease. Therefore when you complete regular physical activities you reduce your risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancer types.
Then why don’t a large percentage of people live active lifestyles???
I’ve read that physical inactivity is ranked just behind cigarette smoking as a cause of bad health. So if you don’t exercise there isn’t much difference in your health than a smoker’s health.
With this knowledge, why would you not exercise regularly???
My wife competed in her first triathlon today! She did not compete in each phase, but she was one member of a team of three who tag-teamed the event. She completed the cycling stage of the event, and I am happy to say she thoroughly enjoyed it!