Monthly Archive:: August 2012

I hear a lot of questions about why I went vegan and it’s true that I started for purely health reasons. I was scared to death and was ready to do anything to keep my life on track. The good news is a year later that situation is resolved and I am sticking with it. Anyway, that is not what this post is about. If you are even thinking of trying a vegan lifestyle and want to have a sneak peek on how could you could feel, I encourage you to try a green smoothie a day for 30 days. I bet in 10 days you will feel a little light go on. I don’t use a fancy juicer,I use

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It is the morning after my 10 mile run and I still feel amazing. Luckily, I took this picture around mile 5, otherwise I would have trouble believing it really happened. I have listened to all of my running and motivational coaches and stuck to a training program and was able to complete this run and have a wonderful Saturday. Today’s recovery run of 2.5 went really well and I am going to make sure and get in some yoga this week.                     Thank you Jen  for this word to describe it all. Amazeballs Signed, Your galfriday4hire &nbsp

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As a new adopter of a healthy fitness lifestyle, I have been such an avid reader of health blogs for advice. So many of you out there have helped me along the way to where I am now. I wanted to attend to see if my story stacked up.  I know, it sounds kind of  silly, but I am not the typical age of all the health bloggers out there and I was not sure what reaction I would get. I was well prepped by The Healthy Living Summit site -so I had my conference to do list. Set up blog –done! On the Tuesday before the summit with the help of my very talented Technical genius husband, phyllis4fitness.com went live. Business cards -done! Kinda [&hellip

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I have just returned from a five day mini vacation and my first as a vegan / pescatarian.  It did prove to be a bit of a challenge, but with some pre- planning it worked out fine. Since I am training for a half marathon Oct 7, I am sticking to the SmartCoach training program from Runners World.  Its been great so far, but as my runs are more frequent and the mileage is getting longer, I just do not have the stamina.   I have contacted a health coach to work with me on my diet to find ways to boost my nutrition and build up my strength. Robin http://robin-simpson.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com/ and I will start working together in Sept.  I encourage everyone to check out her site and [&hellip

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Two weeks ago I saw on tweeter that my fitness hero, Amanda Brooks @runtothefinish http://www.runtothefinish.com/ was speaking at the Healthy Living Summit in Boston this weekend.  I thought, ok, I have been following her and following  several  of her followers through the last year of my fitness and wellness journey maybe I should try and go. I was go excited that registration was still open, a room was available at the hotel and my husband found a car show to go to the same weekend in Boston.  That was only the beginning of how many riches that have come my way since. There will be several blog posts on the information on blogging, health tips, brand products, exercise, Boston, but most importantly FRIENDS! The bloggers I [&hellip

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