With so many live 5K races forced to postpone or cancel because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I opted to sign up for a bunch of virtual races. I intended to use them as motivators to keep me on my walking and fitness path. In my "Is This a Fitness Walking Problem or a Plan?" video on Slowpoke Divas TV, I chat about how 2020 impacted my plans, and how I choose to look at the … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Is This a Fitness Walking Problem or a Plan?
Too often we Divas look at our weight loss efforts as a serious endeavor with a mindset filled with appreciation, deprivation, and self-sabotaging thoughts such as "I can't do this!" or "It's gonna be so hard!" But what if we changed our mindset? What if we looked at the effort as something fun? Yes, you read that right -- let's make it fun! My triathlon and fitness coach, … [Read more...] about Fitness Friday: Adopting a Positive Attitude Toward Weight Loss
The graphic reads: "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." Source: American Council on Exercise (ACEFitness.org) … [Read more...] about Fitness Friday: Something to Keep in Mind
Sometimes the best walking workout you can have is what I call the "lollygag," the type where you just go out and enjoy it. Ignore your pace. Breathe in the morning air. Watch butterflies flit about. Listen to birds chirping and singing. Indulge in the sensation of your body in motion. Most of all, be thankful for this experience as well as all the things in your life. It's a … [Read more...] about Slow Walking Beats No Walking
If the usual fitness activities like running, strength training, or team sports are not your "thing" -- or maybe you want a change -- then take a moment and think back to your childhood. What did you like to do? Jump rope? Hop scotch? What about baton twirling? I must admit I've never given it much thought, even back in my high school days. But after reading the following … [Read more...] about Keeping Fit, Staying Young with Baton Twirling