30 Day Challenge – Move More!

I took a break from doing 30 day challenges during the holidays. I probably should have taken the break a month or two before I did - my last two challenges were a bit half hearted. I took January to reset - It’s a new year and I have new resolve. It’s time to get back to 30 day challenges. For me 30 day challenges are, in large part, about trying new things and forming new habits.  This month’s challenge isn’t so much about trying something new, but getting back to something and maybe … [Read more...]

Getting Healthy in 2014

The following post has been sponsored by Alomune. Healthy living is something I have decided to focus on in 2014. Last year was particularly stressful and I let it get the better of me. I gained weight, my blood pressure got high enough to require medication, I stopped practicing yoga and exercising regularly, I wasn't eating well and generally spent the year feeling a little off and crabby. Not only was my physical health impacted, but my mood and attitude suffered. I found myself being … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge – Daily Yoga

Today starts a new 30 day challenge for me.  Wont you join me?  For the next 30 days I am going to attempt to practice yoga every day.  I am going to shoot for at least 20 minutes per day, more when I have the time.  I have been practicing yoga for about 5 years now.  I enjoy it very much and find it to be quite beneficial.  I have written other posts about the benefits of yoga - my blog is called Om Seeking Balance after all. During the five years I have practiced I have attempted, and not … [Read more...]

Guest Post – Maintaining Fitness While Battling Cancer

  Melanie Bowen recently approached me about writing a guest post for my blog.  I was honored that she wanted to provide content for my blog and delighted when I found out the topic of the post. Maintaining good fitness level will not cure cancer, but it may relieve some of the symptoms associated with it.  Cancer survivors who engage in an appropriate level of exercise have a higher quality of life, increased energy level and the strength needed to get through a very difficult period … [Read more...]

BeFit Summer Yoga Series

  With the BeFit GO series completed, LionsGate entertainment offered me the opportunity to share “Lower Body Yoga Workout” from MyYogaWorks, with you. I was honored and thankful to LionsGate for the opportunity. Yoga is something I know a little about as I have been practicing for about five years now. Whenever I drift away from a regular practice and then start practicing again, I remember all the reasons I love yoga. The benefits of Yoga include: Stress Reduction- Studies have … [Read more...]

BeFit Go 30 Min Gym Circuit Workout

I am happy to report that so far I have been able to keep up with my 30 day challenge of being purposefully active for at least 15 minutes per day.  I have been purposefully active for MORE than 15 minutes every day since June 1 when the I began this personal challenge.  I have been staying active in a variety of ways and plan to add to the list of activities I perform as the 30 days continues on. I am excited that this weeks new workout, courtesy of LionsGate Entertainment, is BeFit Go 30 … [Read more...]

30 Day Challenge-Be Active

I have been trying to lose weight for the last several years. I am slowly headed in the right direction, but at a snail's pace. In the past I have been most successful at loosing weight when my activity level was consistently high (like when I was training for marathons). During these times I did little else in my free time except train, but I was in the best shape of my life. I want to get my fitness level back up and my weight down a bit, but I don't want to spend all of my free time working … [Read more...]

BeFit Go 40 Minute Total Body Strength Mobile Workout – LionsGate Entertainment

How about a link to another workout?  This one is 40 minutes long and is a full body workout. Again compliments of LionsGate Entertainment.  See what you think.  It is called the 40 Minute Total Body Strength Mobile Workout Circuit 1. Here are a few reasons to try this longer total bodyworkout: 1.              Ideal for Fat Loss For people looking for fat loss, a full body workout is ideal for losing weight.  By elevating your heart rate while building strength and lean muscle tone, … [Read more...]

National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.  As a result you can find a lot of information about yoga this month online. Yoga has been practiced for more than 5,000 years.  Yoga is quite popular in the United States with nearly 11 million people nationally practicing yoga.  Most westernized yoga classes focus on physical poses, called … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Physical – Change Starts Today!

Today I started the "Let's Get Physical" weight loss challenge. I will be participating along with about 40 other women - most of whom I have never met. Over the next 8 weeks we will become a community striving to meet a common goal - to get fit and lose some weight in the process. During the challenge I will strive to reset my "lifestyle" and work toward being more healthy and fit. I hope to lose 15  pounds and to do so in a way that will enable me to keep it off. I am not looking at this as … [Read more...]