Are you eating this super food?

Post by Katie C., blog contributor A food I’ve come to love over the past year is Greek yogurt.  I had heard about all of its great health benefits (good source of calcium, high in protein, essential bacteria), but I was still eating the sugar-filled American version.  At first I didn’t quite know how to use Greek yogurt, but I soon found it to be extremely versatile.  I now eat it almost every … [Read more...]

I Don’t Care What I Eat

This is Melissa Kirby, one of Dustin's contributors. That's right!  When I'm in a lot of pain I don't care what I eat.  When I'm in a lot of pain chocolate cake and I are on a first name basis.  When I'm in a lot of pain I don't want to exercise or care what needs to get done that day.  All I want to do is take some pain killers and lay in bed all day with a heating pad.  That's what I WANT to … [Read more...]

What can I do in 31 days?…

Hi!  This is Patty, one of Dustin's bloggers here! Puerta Vallarta - 31 days!  My husband and I have never been on a 'real vacation' and we've never left our two sons behind before, not even one night!  We are heading to Mexico with 9 other couples in 31 days.  Anxious, nervous, excited, etc.  I've been working out very hard for months now, and I see results.  My jeans fit better and I feel … [Read more...]

“The Glad Game”

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. Well, folks, so far 2011 has not shaped up as a banner year. On New Year's Eve morning we received a call that my mother-in-law was in the hospital after having a stroke. One week later my teen-age daughter (a new driver) slid on an ice patch while driving home, ran over a curb, and damaged our van. The next morning, in our other car, my son and I were … [Read more...]

My Secret to Drinking More Water…

  ....The Right Water Bottle! A couple years ago, when I wanted to reduce/eliminate sippy cup usage by my two boys, I set out to find an appropriate drinking container that would accomplish the following: 1) be relatively spill proof, while offering the boys some control; 2) provide an oportunity to drink plenty of water anywhere; 3) reduce reliance on disposable containers while out and about … [Read more...]

New Years Resolutions – who needs’em!?

HI! This is Patty - one of Dustin's bloggers. This is an email I sent my group of FMFLers that work out together, thought it would also be a good blog! … [Read more...]

Snowshoeing: A Great Outdoor Winter Activity

Post by Katie C., blog contributor In a recent post, I mentioned that one of my favorite winter activities is snowshoeing.  Several people expressed an interest in snowshoeing and had some great questions, so here is a more detailed post on this great winter activity that is fun for anyone at any fitness level. Benefits:  Snowshoeing as a fun way to get outdoors during the winter and get a great … [Read more...]

A Time for Giving

This post is from Roger, a regular contributor to this blog. Happy Holidays Everyone. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe New Year. Christmas is truly a season for giving. I have found as I've gotten older that it really is so much more meaningful to give than to receive. So, in order to spread joy this season, I'm going to give you that opportunity! So many of you have … [Read more...]

My Holiday Travel Essentials

Post by Katie C., blog contributor Over the next few weeks, I’ll be traveling by both car and plane to northern Wisconsin and later to New York City.  Traveling can be challenging when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle; add the holidays to that and it can seem like a recipe for disaster.  With a little bit of planning, it can be possible to make the traveling during the holidays both happy … [Read more...]

Holiday Eating Tips???

Hi! This is Patty - one of Dustin's bloggers. 1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Holiday spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls. 2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You cannot find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has … [Read more...]