Oct 5, 2018

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Friday Dance & Stretch

Friday Dance & Stretch

Today’s workout is 6 dance/walk videos followed by a short stretch. The walking part of workout is approximately 26 minutes of dance/walk videos followed by 5 minute post-workout stretch. This is the fifth in a series of 7 playlists that will include dance/walk and stretching/yoga videos. My Friday Playlist is approximately 31 minutes long: The dance/walk selections today are from REFITREV and Dance Faith Fitness.  The closing video is from FitnessBlender. You can find the playlist on my...

Oct 4, 2018

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Thursday Dance & Stretch

Thursday Dance & Stretch

Today’s workout is 7 walk videos followed by a thorough stretch. The walking part of workout is approximately 29 minutes of dance/walk videos followed by 16 minute post-workout stretch. This is the fourth in a series of 7 playlists that will include dance/walk and stretching/yoga videos. My Thursday Playlist is approximately 45 minutes long: The dance/walk selections today are from PraiseFit Ministries and REFITREV.  The closing video is from JessicaSmithTV. You can find the playlist on my YouTube...

Oct 3, 2018

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Wednesday Dance & Stretch

Wednesday Dance & Stretch

I am probably splitting up my workout today  so I’ve chosen 3 walk videos that can be done separately or all at one time. Today’s workout is approximately 43 minutes of dance/walk videos followed by an 8 minute  Kitchen Barre workout. This is the third in a series of 7 playlists that will include dance/walk and stretching/yoga videos. My Wednesday Playlist is approximately 52 minutes long: The dance/walk selections today are from Jessica Smith and Walking Online Workouts. ...

Oct 2, 2018

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Tuesday Dance & Stretch

Tuesday Dance & Stretch

Some of my work days are busier than others. I try to plan my workouts so that I can at least get a short workout in at the beginning of the day. Today’s workout is approximately 28 minutes of dance/walk videos followed by 10 minute flexibility workout. This is the second in a series of 7 playlists that will include dance/walk and stretching/yoga videos. My Tuesday Playlist is approximately 38 minutes long: Dance/walk selections are from REFITREV, Christian Zumba Dance...

Oct 1, 2018

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Monday Dance & Stretch

Monday Dance & Stretch

Today is Monday, October 1, 2018! New week means a new group of playlists for the week. This week I will focus on workout videos that combine dance steps with walking steps and then add in a few minutes of stretching or yoga to end the workout. This is the first in a series of 7 playlists that will include dance/walk and stretching/yoga videos. My Monday Playlist is approximately 39 minutes long: Dance/walk selections are from REFITREV, Christian...

Sep 30, 2018

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Sunday Step and Stretch

Sunday Step and Stretch

Sundays are a day to relax and restore! I usually do some kind of walk on Sunday but it may not be as long or as strenuous as other days. I also try to do some recovery yoga/stretching. This is the seventh in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Sunday Playlist is approximately 51 minutes long: 20 Minute Walking Workout (from WalkingOnlineWorkouts.com) – 22:30 minutes Marching with Moves in Chicago (from Jenny...

Sep 29, 2018

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Saturday Step and Stretch

Saturday Step and Stretch

Saturdays can be busy but I always try to get in a good workout to kick off the weekend. This is the sixth in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Saturday Playlist is approximately 49 minutes long: FITIN15 Cardio Party (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 16:42 minutes Malibu March Across America (from Jenny Ford) – 12:37 minutes Restorative Flexibility and Stretch (from Jenny Ford) – 20:19 minutes You can find the playlist on my...

Sep 28, 2018

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Friday Step and Stretch

Friday Step and Stretch

Fridays always bring a sense of fun for me – the week is over and the weekend is coming! Today’s playlist starts off with a traditional walk video from Leslie Sansone, continues with some of my favorite songs from DanceFaithFitness and ends with a nice yoga session with Jessica Smith This is the fifth in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Friday Playlist is approximately 48 minutes long: WAKE UP & Walk...

Sep 27, 2018

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Thursday Step and Stretch

Thursday Step and Stretch

Thursdays are a busy work day for me so this day’s playlist is a little shorter than those from earlier in the week. This is the fourth in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Thursday Playlist is approximately 39 minutes long: 1 Mile Walk Fast “Wake and Walk” (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 20:47 minutes 1 Mile Turkey Trot (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 12:46 minutes 5 Minute Fix Total Body Stretch (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 6:00...

Sep 26, 2018

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Wednesday Step and Stretch

Wednesday Step and Stretch

Yay! It’s Wednesday – Hump Day! Let’s start the day off right and get in some exercise before the day gets too busy. This is the third in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Wednesday Playlist is approximately 51 minutes long: 20 Minute Walking Workout (from DanceFaithFitness) – 20:35 minutes 1 Mile Fast Interval Walk (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 14:56 minutes Short and Sweet Stretch (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 16:57 minutes You can find...

Sep 25, 2018

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Tuesday Step and Stretch

Tuesday Step and Stretch

Some days I do not feel like exercising, but having a plan makes it a bit easier for me to get those steps in! This is the second in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Tuesday Playlist is approximately 46 minutes long: Autumn Walking Workout (from WalkingOnlineWorkouts.com) – 16:54 minutes All Mixed Up Walking Workout (from WalkingOnlineWorkouts.com) – 21:28 minutes 8 Minute Total Body Stretch (from JessicaSmithTV.com) – 7:48 minutes You can...

Sep 24, 2018

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Monday Step and Stretch

Monday Step and Stretch

I am a walker. I try to get in at least 2 miles a day. Many days I choose to do workout videos. YouTube has so many options to choose from that I have put together a few playlists with some of my favorites for each day of the week. This is the first in a series of 7 playlists that will include walking and stretching/yoga. My Monday Playlist is approximately 52 minutes long: Big Sky Walking Workout...

Sep 22, 2018

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Step into Autumn!

Step into Autumn!

And all at once summer collapsed into fall. ~Oscar Wilde The back-to-school sales are long over. Halloween candy, Thanksgiving decorations and Christmas ornaments have adorned store aisles for several weeks. Still, to me, summer is not officially over simply because the school buses are delivering neighborhood children to and from the schools. Summer end when fall truly arrives! Good-bye Summer! Hello, Fall! This evening, the Fall Equinox is at 8:48pm. I always look forward to this time of...

Jun 18, 2013

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Bananas!

Bananas are a staple in my house. They are the perfect add-in to my oatmeal. I love them as a snack after I work out, especially with some peanut butter on them. I add them to my  protein shakes, too. However, it seems that they often ripen before I can eat them all. Rather than let them go to waste, try this tip once your bananas get ripe.   Peel them, slice them up and place them on...

Jun 17, 2013

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Think About It

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Jan 21, 2013

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40 Years of “Pro-Choice” – What Does That Really Mean?...

“The only differences between the Herod of old and the Herods of today are in the weapons used and the number of victims. Herod used swords and spears to kill the Holy Innocents. Today’s Herods use abortion, “The Pill” and other chemical weapons. And whereas Herod killed a relatively small number of babies, today’s Herods have butchered literally hundreds of millions … with no end in sight!” ~Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, HLI Interim President,  Spirit & Life Newsletter, December...

Jun 3, 2012

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It’s All in the Planning

In April 2011, I made myself a promise to exercise at least 4 days a week. For the past 4 months, I have made a point of exercising nearly every day. Since February, I have also tracked my food using MyFitnessPal.com. This tool has helped me lose 15 pounds, since February 26, 2012, by  tracking and planning my exercise and my meals. Every week, I set a new goal for myself by changing one thing. Just one thing....

May 18, 2012

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Another Thing Obamacare Does Not Fix

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. ~Lord Byron Yet another thing Obamacare did NOT fix: I went to pick up meds today and was told my order was “conveniently converted” to a generic format. When I asked where it was made, I was told “it’s made by Teva USA so it must be made in the USA.” I guess I must have really rolled my eyes, rather than thinking about it, because the girl at...

Feb 25, 2012

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Remember the Born Alive Infant Protection Act?...

“President George W. Bush signed the federal version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in 2002. The federal bill passed the U.S. House in an overwhelming 380-15 vote, with a majority of outspokenly pro-abortion representatives supporting the legislation. Even after NARAL withdrew its opposition to the federal version of the bill, Obama had continued to oppose the state version.” The Born Alive Infant Protection Act was passed on the Federal level in 2002. This act provides protection...

Jan 29, 2012

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Let’s Just Trample the First Amendment...

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. ~First Amendment  On January 20, 2011, the Obama Administration announced it will force all insurance plans to provide coverage for abortifacients, contraceptives, sterilization, and abortions, including those plans provided by religious organizations vehemently...

Jan 23, 2012

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Obama: Government, Privacy and Dreams...

“As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this Supreme Court decision not only protects a woman’s health and reproductive freedom, but also affirms a broader principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I remain committed to protecting a woman’s right to choose and this fundamental constitutional right. While this is a sensitive and often divisive issue—no matter what our views, we must stay united in our determination to...

Jan 22, 2012

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Pro-life – The Only Choice

On this day, in 1973, abortion was made legal in the United States. Since that time millions of unborn babies have been killed. While some may call this “choice,” I call this tragedy. Today, in remembrance of this anniversary, I am sharing the words of others, words of life. To me, life is the only choice.  “He who denies that human life begins with conception does not need to contend with religion, but science. To deny this certainty...

Jan 20, 2012

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What Do They Mean By “Choice”?...

“If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people to not kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.” ~Mother Teresa January 22, 2012, marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the legislation that legalized abortion. On that day, pro-abortion groups are sponsoring a “Blog for Choice Day.” I am joining other...

Jan 15, 2012

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That First Kiss Revisited

I originally wrote a version of the following piece in my journal following the delivery of my oldest son. Today, I celebrate the 23rd anniversary of his birth. I reflect on what I wrote all those years ago and realize that many of my concerns were very real and worked themselves out in their own way and in their own time. I look at my oldest son, along with his two brothers, and I feel confident in writing that...

Oct 6, 2011

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Ladies Home Journal: Dispelling Myths About IUDs?...

But because we live in an age of science, we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths. ~Michael Shermer In the November 2011 issue of Ladies Home Journal, tucked a few pages after recipes for Sticky Buns, smart phone apps to give you dietary willpower and information on diabetes, there is an article called, “The Best Birth Control You’re Not Using.” The article is about IUDs (intrauterine devices). It is on page 146 for those who get the...

Jan 20, 2011

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Ask Them What They Mean By ‘Choice’ Blog Day is January 21!...

“The undeniable fact is that those who defend the destruction of innocent human life in the form of abortion and euthanasia cannot confront the moral issues, nor can they confront the history that proves beyond a doubt the similarity between their reasoning and that of the most heinous murderers of history.” ~ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro-Carámbula, HLI Interim President, Human Life International e-Column, September 24, 2010 Tomorrow, January 22, 2011, marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the...