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Be Fearless with Your Fitness!

Thanks to National Fitness Center for letting even a coward like me take part in #teamNFC! May I confess something to you?  I’ve been afraid to step on the scale again lately.  I had been working toward a weight-loss goal, then finally discovered I had lost about 18 pounds, down a size or two where […]

Continue Reading By on December 11, 2015 in fitness, health, heart, wellness

Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Young Swimmers

Inspired by #teamNFC at National Fitness Center: Orange and white banners were everywhere, and larger flags reminded everyone that the collegiate team had been 1978 national champions.  In this awe-inspiring facility, some of the youngest competitive swimmers would get to compete — or just swim for the fun of it! Young swimmers from throughout the […]

Continue Reading By on December 10, 2015 in children, fitness, health, sports

Don’t Discount Nutrition, Food Choices, as Main Fitness Ingredient

Thanks to the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center this blog post sponsorship. Frustrated with limited results from your workout routine?  Perhaps you’re missing the main ingredient that fitness experts recommend:  nutrition.  Certified personal trainer Steven Dean recently told the NFC Weight-Loss Success Group at National Fitness Center that nutrition is 70% – 80% of […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2015 in fitness, food, health, nutrition, obesity

Women Working on Muscles & More

This series is part of my sponsored involvement with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center! My mother was the strongest person I’ve ever known.  How she raised four children while working side-by-side with my father on the family farm is impressive to me.  I truly believe there was nothing she couldn’t do.  Tough as […]

Continue Reading By on December 8, 2015 in health, well-being, wellness

Fighting Mid-Winter Fitness Blues

This series is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, East Tennessee’s premier multi-location fitness resource.  I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the #teamNFC program. How is your fitness/wellness routine going this time of year?  As the temperature drops, is your enthusiasm for fitness cooling along with it?  You’re not alone.  We’re all […]

Continue Reading By on December 7, 2015 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, Uncategorized, well-being, wellness, women, work-life balance
sunsphere in Knoville

Southeast’s Sunsphere, Shiny Train, Cleaner Energy Choices for TVA

Taking the elevator to the top of the Knoxville’s landmark Sunsphere was the highlight of a downtown summer field trip for my family.  The girls marveled during the short ride up that we’d be climbing so high, then they scouted for different Knoxville landmarks through the golden glass on the observation floor.  I pointed out […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2015 in air, clean air, health, Healthy Families, parenting
back to school girl white jeans and pink shoes

Five #CleanCouponing Back-to-School Tips for Parents & Students

This post may include affiliate or consultant links to help support this independently produced blog. Who’s ready for back-to-school time? You’ve settled into a summer routine, or maybe completely unstructured days of bliss.  You’ve spent long hours at the pool.  You let the kids sleep in late.  You’ve celebrated the fireflies, the family visits, the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2015 in education, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals, safety, school

Beauty Hunters Movement Three Years Strong, Still #RedefiningBeauty

Stay in-the-know by signing up for our free newsletter here! Summer grill kit giveaway info. here! It was a humid June evening when I parked near World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee and walked a couple of blocks to the historic 1982-era amphitheater.  I’d forgotten my water bottle, which made me grateful I’d only […]

Continue Reading By on June 18, 2015 in fitness, health, Healthy Families, heart, wellness, women

Safe Summer Sun Tips from Environmental Working Group

Shop here for Beautycounter Protect All Over sunscreen & more at the Beautycounter by Anne Brock website!  Post may contain consultant links to related products. You’re invited to my next #CleanCouponing Twitter party featuring Beautycounter products and inviting all independent consultants on June 11, 9 pm ET.  RSVP here. Spring and summer are my favorite […]

Continue Reading By on June 9, 2015 in beauty, health, outdoors