Thursday, March 7, 2013

Dogs Relieve Stress

I'm such an advocate of dog ownership. Time and time again studies show that owning a dog can add to your health and happiness. My doggies are my exercise buddies. We walk every day and love to find new trails to conquer. They relieve any stress I may be holding onto with their sweet loving.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Aging Can Be Done with Grace

I'm spending more time at home. I'm now 62 years young. I've been listening to my podcast series to inspire me to keep taking care of my self. It is easy to say, " I'm too old and tired to exercise."

I'm always so glad I did my daily exercise when it's over. Starting it can be challenging. Hearing messages that keep telling you over and over how much you benefit from exercise can help you push through the messages that tell you to just sit back and give in.

I listened to this podcast tonight. I know it's going to help me get up tomorrow with determination to take care of myself. Give it a listen. Maybe this information will get you up and moving too.

Below is the link to the podcast about aging.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dog Walk

Getting exercise does not have to be a production. It can be as simple as walking your dogs. They need exercise too.

It's a great way to bond with your dogs and for you all to get healthy. It relieves stress too. Dogs that get exercise are a lot easier to live with. People who get exercise are a lot happier. Exercise is a mood enhancer for you and your pets.

Walking is one of the best aerobic exercises. It's easy on your joints. If you can't walk outside a treadmill will do. The fresh air you get while outside does lift your spirits.

Make a commitment to yourself and your doggies that you will get in that daily walk.

Your fitness expert


Monday, May 21, 2012

My Doggies Brighten My Life

I want to thank you for your response to the "Getting Older" post. That meant a lot.

My life has changed "a lot" due to my spinal surgery. I've had to give up so much I have loved. I had to close my martial art school and quit teaching fitness. I will never be able to do the things I use to. That's the bad news.

The good news is that I have learned to adapt. I am heavily into my doggies now. I shared before about my special girl "Betty". She underwent 3 surgeries by the time she was just 6 months old. She was born with no moisture in the right side of her face. Her right eye had to be removed. I moisturize her right nostril daily because it too is dry but does not cause the pain her eye did. She is so sweet. It's a pleasure to take care of her.

Beau is our new addition. I got him for Betty but he's turned out to add to my life too. He is very loving and kind but a bit stubborn. He keeps my mind busy trying to out smart him.

 They both add so much to my life.


I get lots of exercise with my doggies. We play ball, hike and have little races. I'm not allowed to run more than short spurts but I'm still fast and love to compete so we get into it together.

Finding those things that make you happy is important. Sometimes you have to reach really deep to find what makes you happy but it's time well spent. I'm 61 and doing GREAT! You can do it too. Go find your bliss!!!

Take care


Saturday, July 9, 2011

My Review of REI Sahara Shirt - Women's

Originally submitted at REI

Worn and tested by REI Adventures guides, this travel-ready shirt has details galore to help keep you cool and comfortable in sunny climates.

You Are Part of the Problem

By Lynn the fitness expert from Tacoma, WA on 7/9/2011


1out of 5

Chest Size: Feels too big

Sleeve Length: Feels too long

Pros: Breathable, Dries Easily

Cons: Poor Fit

Best Uses: Travel, Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Activities, Casual Wear

Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide

Was this a gift?: No

Americans are getting larger and larger which is effecting their health and our insurance costs in a very negative way. Why you choose to add to the problem leaves me at a loss. Changing your sizes to give people the illusion of wearing a smaller size just adds to the problem. Being a fitness Pro for over 40 years has put me in a position to see the damage being caused by those manufactures who are choosing to alter their sizes for increased sales. I've had clients that think they are fine because they wear a size 8 but really it's a much bigger size.

I was so sad when I put on my shirt. I have gotten several of these in the past. I wear a xs. I'm 110 pounds and am 5"3" so I'm small but not skinny. I understand that you are re sizing this shirt. As I stated above I am greatly disappointed that I can no longer wear this shirt due to your re sizing it to make people believe they are a smaller size.

You should add sizes at the top of the scale not bring the current scale down. Maybe do a large 1,2 and 3 then go to X large. Clothing not fitting has encouraged many to put their forks down and get off the couch to take care of themselves.

I am very very disappointed in your choice to change sizes for financial gain. You are "part of the problem" not part of the solution.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Older Does Not Mean You Have To Be Weaker

I am going thru such a change in my life. I hit my 60th birthday still looking good naked. Did I say that out loud? lol. The thing that amazes me is I don't have to exercise as hard as I use to to still have a healthy life and to look good in jeans.

I'm not the pure hard body I was before but I'm not hiding from the mirror when I take a shower either. In fact I smile and say, " not bad for an old lady!" I'm down to strength training for under 30 minutes with weights twice a week and doing body weight strength training twice a week for under 30 minutes. I walk every day with my very high need puppy. I play with her a lot too which burns up the calories.

It's tempting to just stop exercising but then the memory of having no muscles after my cervical surgery comes to remind me that it's a privilege to be able to exercise. I wasn't allowed to lift a shoe for months and still have limits after almost two years.

So getting older does not mean you have to get weak. Just a limited amount of time spent on exercise reaps a huge amount of rewards!

Your fitness expert


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