When the phone rings at 6 am it's never a good call...This morning we woke up to that call. Our 43 year old niece, Lori, passed away last night from an apparent heart attack. She was the quintessential mom to her 13 year old twins, Sarah and David. She was a great daughter, wife, sister, friend....EVERYTHING. Everything Lori did, she did with the BIGGEST heart. She will be … [Read more...] about With a Broken Heart………..
While Sunday is usually rest day for me, I woke up this morning inspired and motivated to get moving. Inspired by the likes of Rose Brickman who took first place in several categories yesterday at the 2014 NGA Central Florida Gator Classic Pro/Am. I have witnessed her dedication to fitness and she does prove that 50 really is the new 30, but it doesn't just happen. It takes … [Read more...] about Adrenaline Driven This Morning………
Kids may not always listen to what we TELL them to do, but you can be sure they are always WATCHING what we are doing. One thing Derek and Kyle always knew about me what that working out was not an option. From their youngest years, they were filling in the blank with FITNESS INSTRUCTROR, when school forms asked their mother's profession. Also, from their earliest years, … [Read more...] about Somebody’s Watching You….
Yesterday, while painting the beach part of my day, I spent some time just observing. I watched the crashing waves, the surfers (surf was up!) the sky, the sun worshippers and everything around me. For a while, I got caught up watching parents interact with their children. What I started to watch was "monkey see/monkey do." There were parents running around in the sand with … [Read more...] about Monkey See, Monkey Do (or Does NOT!)
With school out this week if you are in south Florida, and soon enough if you are anywhere else, some parents are wondering how they will squeeze their exercise into the day. While you may not always be able to slip away for your kickboxing or Zumba workout at the gym, there are so many alternative calorie burners, and many you can do WITH the kids. If the weather is right … [Read more...] about School’s Out for Summer!