Weekly Workout

Kathy on February 28th, 2014

My doctor has recommended that I switch to power walking, instead of running!  I read up on it last night and found out that I can burn just about the same amount of calories power walking as running and get a  great lower-body workout with only half the force of impact on muscles, joints, and […]

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Tonight I returned to exercise!  It’s been a full month since my surgery to give my pelvic organs a “face lift,” and the doc gave the official thumbs-up to return to yoga, walking, and biking this week.  So, tonight my bones and muscles celebrated by working out with Yolanda Pettinato’s gentle DVD, “Simply Yoga.”  Simply […]

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Kathy on December 5th, 2011

Morning routine this week: 5:30  Rise, dress, pray, breakfast, check email 6:30  Work out at the YMCA: Walk/run on treadmill to warm up – 15 minutes, lower body machines -or- upper body machines – 30 minutes, cool-down walk on treadmill – 5 minutes 7:30  At home, have a Greens Shake (8 oz. pure water, 1 […]

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Kathy on September 29th, 2011

Take a look at my new running shoe!  They’re called Vibrams, and they make me feel like I’m running barefoot–only without the pain of stepping on rocks and sticks.  Their product description claims that their “revolutionary design makes feet healthier by allowing them to move more naturally and freely.”  It’s the truth! One thing to […]

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Kathy on June 11th, 2011

Dr. Susan Brown of BetterBones.com recommends using a weighted vest to increase the effectiveness of walking as a weight-bearing exercise for building bone strength, especially for thin women of 114 pounds or less.  My doctor recommended something similar: a bookback with a few heavy books inside.  Nowadays, though, my I walk carrying one of my beautiful grandbabies, […]

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Want to burn more calories and increase stamina while you gain bone strength and improve your health?    Take a look at this great article from CalorieCount.com that outlines 10 Simple Ways to Increase Your Metabolism!

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Kathy on April 13th, 2010

After a long winter, what a delight to be enjoying the sunshine and warmer temperatures! Sunday I weeded the garden patch and planted the first of our crops, tomatoes and sqaush, with more soon to follow.  The Wednesday Walkers, our walking group of teachers, administrators, and staff at school, will go on our first trek […]

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