Category Archives: Energizing Movement

Sitting all day is hazardous to your health

By , January 23rd, 2015 | Energizing Movement, Mindfulness, Self-Kindness, Supportive Environment | 0 Comments

mombasa varideskAs part of my research on health and fitness, I kept seeing all the articles about the impact of sitting all day. The headline that really got my attention was “Sitting is the new smoking.”

When I’m creating my on-line courses, I get into a mode of such intense concentration that I don’t even realize how long I’ve been sitting. I’d tried setting alarms to remind myself to get up and move, but even if I did get up I was so mentally involved that I really wanted to get back to the keyboard.

What if . . .  I could stand up and continue working?

This seemed like a great idea, so after some research I decided to get …

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When is Simple better than More?

By , November 26th, 2013 | creativity, Energizing Movement | 0 Comments


I’m getting the final pieces completed so I can start the Beta Test for my guided learning course about how to create a personal fitness lifestyle. The process I’ve developed is beautifully simple, but I got lost in the land of More when I began writing the Sales Page.

First I wrote a Simple page, but then I looked at other people’s Sales Pages that offered more information, more benefits, more, more, more. And my simple little page didn’t look so good to me. So I started beefing it up, expanding the benefits, talking more about pains and dreams, adding bonuses, telling them what would come after the course. It …

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This is what 70 looks like . . .

By , September 10th, 2013 | Energizing Movement, Wholistic Mindcare | 1 Comment

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I’ve never been one to make a big deal about special occasions like holidays, anniversaries, or birthdays.

My own birthday became even more of a non-event on September 11, 2001, the morning I was called by one of my trainers while I was driving to Kinko’s. He was at LAX waiting for his plane to Chicago. I was on my way to the office in Ventura looking forward to the traditional birthday cupcakes. And then the world as we knew it changed forever.

After that, I avoided any sort of celebration of my birthday. Until now.

This year, I’m so pleased with the progress I’ve made in getting fit …

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Dealing with setbacks, in fitness and in life

By , May 11th, 2013 | creativity, Energizing Movement, Nurturing Relationships, Wholistic Mindcare | 0 Comments


I had an injury a few weeks ago that has prevented me from walking for any decent distances. I’m finally getting better and have begun working my way back into my routine, but I feel skittish about it — I have the feeling that I must be careful or I will be back where I started.

So I was looking forward to receiving the Fitbit Flex bracelet I ordered several months ago, thinking it would be both a motivator and a way to track small increases in how many steps I take each day. I got the notice this week that Fitbit was finally shipping the Flex, and in my excitement, I …

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Nothing really changes until we move our feet

By , May 9th, 2013 | Energizing Movement | 0 Comments

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The reason Choosing To Be Fit resonates with so many people is that it is a great slogan. Great slogans are important, because when we think about them, new neural pathways begin to form in our brains.

However, this new pathway won’t become a superhighway just by thinking it. To make this happen 0ur body has to get involved.

As Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”

We can think positive thoughts . . .

We can visualize . . .

The problem is that when we are still, our body is in a state of inertia.

The definition of inertia is “resistance or disinclination to motion, action, or …

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Learning at warp speed . . .

By , April 26th, 2013 | creativity, Energizing Movement, Healthful Nutrition, Invigorating Water, Restorative Sleep, Wholistic Mindcare | 0 Comments

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Last month I decided to migrate from PC to MAC to be able to do what I want to do with Choosing To Be Fit. I bought an iPad Mini to capture video in the field and an iMac for my office.

There have been times during this transition process when I’ve been filled with fear — that this was all too much for me, that I couldn’t learn all this, that “who do I think I am at 69 to think I can learn like I used to” kind of thinking.

Here is what I’ve learned about myself:

1. Fear is not a bad thing when I push the envelope …

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The gift of fresh vegetables and exercise

By , January 5th, 2013 | creativity, Energizing Movement, Healthful Nutrition, Nurturing Relationships, Supportive Environment | 0 Comments

CTBF vegetable garden 12.25.12

This year Greg and I thought about what we wanted for Christmas and decided that our gifts should have something to do with fitness. One day I was driving past the Ojai Lumber Yard and saw a sign for pre-made, gopher-proof planter boxes. Since the extraordinary number of gophers in the back yard of our new home is the reason we have thought twice about starting a vegetable garden, I decided to stop and see what the lumber yard had come up with.

Beautiful planter boxes lined on the bottom with chicken wire were stacked outside the office. The owner told me they had made …

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Midlife Fitness and the Pointer Sisters

By , December 16th, 2012 | creativity, Energizing Movement, Wholistic Mindcare | 0 Comments

I went back to the gym for the first time yesterday since my injury that has sidelined me for three months. In fact, the entire time I’ve been working on getting this Choosing To Be Fit website ready, I’ve been in and out of pain and treatment for a sciatic nerve injury.

Before the injury I was in great shape, feeling strong and invulnerable. And then in the blink of an eye I was lying on my couch with an ice pack, frozen in pain. I was committed to getting this website up so I’ve persevered, but I must admit I felt a bit of a fraud …

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