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No Turning Back

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. You ever start on a hike and get a little off course?  Decide to slow down or stop for your picnic instead of hiking full force? That’s how I feel about my fitness journey.  I’ve been full-speed ahead, with noticeable progress. Then […]

Continue Reading By on October 15, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized

VIP Gym Perks for Women Only

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. A chandelier in the dressing room, and other ways the ladies’ VIP area makes you feel special: An hour or so of sweating to instructions by someone who tells me “just one more time,” will be good for me can sometimes make […]

Continue Reading By on February 14, 2018 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Shamir Peshewa Going Pro

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Growing up on reservations was not an easy childhood for Native American Shamir Peshewa.  She says obtaining her GED was not easy at age 27, after early years without much formal schooling.  Yet, she went on to obtain a college degree.  She […]

Continue Reading By on December 27, 2017 in fitness, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Weight Lifting for Your Body and Mine

This post is in cooperation with the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. Male power lifters bench pressing over 1,100 pounds paint a picture about weight lifting that can intimidate the rest of us.  Yet, the real power of lifting that does the most good for the most of us is the sort of thing […]

Continue Reading By on October 26, 2017 in fitness, wellness

Strong Is the New Skinny

I’m proud to take part in the #teamNFC program at National Fitness Center. The catchphrase on the pink tank caught my eye at National Fitness Center, so I decided to explore some of the conversations our society’s been having about Strong Is the New Skinny. If ever there was a loaded phrase to both motivate […]

Continue Reading By on August 27, 2016 in beauty, fitness, well-being, wellness, women

Fitness Time For Me

This post is in cooperation with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to take part in the #teamNFC program! You can’t help but smile when you see Ronnie.  He’s the gentleman at the front desk who always, always, smiles and has a kind, encouraging word to say to you when you visit National Fitness […]

Continue Reading By on July 30, 2016 in fitness, self care, wellness, women

No More Mom Jeans

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with Stonyfield and prAna. No more mom jeans for me.  You know what I mean, don’t you? Those less-than-flattering pants pulled up to cover figure flaws, but creating a less-than-flattering look in the process.  I dared to try slim fitting jeans in a size smaller than I could […]

Continue Reading By on June 8, 2016 in food, organic, parenting

Pampering Dry Winter Skin

Thanks for visiting my Beautycounter site! Suffering the effects of dry winter air and neglect of your body’s largest organ — your skin?  There’s still time to pamper your skin with some common sense and the most soothing ingredients around. Have you tried? Bundling up.  Hats and mittens can protect skin from the harsh winter […]

Continue Reading By on February 12, 2016 in skincare, wellness
Anne Brock at National Fitness Center

My Weight-Loss Success with National Fitness Center

This post is sponsored in conjunction with National Fitness Center, where I am proud to be a part of the #teamNFC program! For the longest time, I was a doubter.  I thought everyone else but me could magically lose weight, while the pounds I’d packed on over the years, through two pregnancies and the normal […]

Continue Reading By on January 25, 2016 in education, encouragement, fitness, health, women, work-life balance