New Beginnings – Every Day is New

Brilliant_sunset_new-beginningsNew beginnings are possible every day…

What do you do to find inspiration, accomplish goals, continue persevering, and feel the joy in your life?

This photo is a great reminder that you can always start from where you are. The reset button to your health begins with each new day and with the attitude of perseverance to keep working toward your goals.

6 Myths About Aging

A couple senior asian talking and exercising at a park

How you live has the most impact on how you age. Live well!

Do you have unfounded fears about growing older?

There are a lot of myths about aging that might be causing unnecessary worry.

Here are 6 myths (adapted from a woman’s health article, but most will apply to men, also) that you don’t need to worry about:

1. Myth: Dementia is an inevitable part of aging.
2. Myth: If you didn’t exercise in your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, it’s too late to start in your 50’s, 60’s or 70’s.
3. Myth: Sex ends when you age.
4. Myth: Getting older is depressing so expect to be depressed.
5. Myth: Women fear aging.
6. Myth: The pain and disability caused by arthritis is inevitable as you get older.

All of these are not facts – they’re false!

The truth is that aging well depends on your lifestyle choices. If you lead a moderately active lifestyle, eat well, participate regularly in intellectually stimulating activities like letter writing or crossword puzzles, and do your best to maintain your emotional well-being, then you are going to be just fine!

According to a survey conducted by the National Women’s Health Resource Center it was found that women “were most likely to view aging as ‘an adventure and opportunity’ and less likely to view it as depressing or a struggle.

Try not to worry about age – if you pay it no mind, it won’t matter how old you are. It will matter how much you have lived life during your years, so focus on that: living life fully!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” –George Bernard Shaw

Tips for Exercising in the Heat

Exercising in the Heat Can Get You in Trouble

Country roadSummer is just a few weeks away, and temperatures are heating up! It’s important to understand what’s happening to your body when it gets overheated and how to prevent it from happening.

If you are running, hiking, or being active outside in the sunshine, pay attention to your body

and look for warning signs of these potentially dangerous heat-related illnesses:

Heat cramps – painful muscle contractions
Heat syncope – lightheadedness or fainting
Heat exhaustion – if your body temp rises to 104 F (40 C), you may experience nausea, vomiting, headache, weakness, and cold, clammy skin
Heatstroke – life-threatening condition when your body is hotter than 104 F. You will experience similar symptoms to heat exhaustion, but you also may stop sweating. You need to get medical attention right away in this instance to prevent serious complications.

If you notice any symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, dizziness, confusion, low blood pressure or visual problems, you need to stop exercising and get out of the sun as soon as possible! Fan your body, remove any extra clothing or equipment, and take a break in the shade. Other suggestions are to get some cool water on your neck and forehead, take a cold shower and drink lots and lots of fluids.

To PREVENT your body from overheating while exercising outdoors, wear lightweight, non-cotton clothing to help your sweat evaporate (which is your body’s natural way of cooling you down), exercise in the morning or evening rather than mid-afternoon, reduce your exercise intensity and take frequent breaks. You may also want to wear a hat, visor or wet bandana around your neck. Consider drinking a sports drink to replenish the sodium, chloride and potassium you lost through sweating and of course, drink lots and lots of water.

Have fun in the sun but also stay safe out there!


The Secret to Cure Belly Fat


Belly Fat Blowout

by best-selling author Stephanie Atwood, offers a cure for reducing belly fat around your middle and those other “fat deposit areas” that are at least unwanted, and very possibly, also unhealthy. Jump start the new you. Blast away belly fat by following this day by day, meal by meal, 10 day plan.

Take control while eating healthy, real food

balance blood sugar; control type 2 diabetes. Take easy steps to make your body into a fat burning machine. Cure belly fat and unwanted fat deposits throughout your body.

Since 2012 Belly Fat Blow-out has been tested and tried by women and men just like you! Belly Fat Blowout works equally well for athletes and for folks who are out of shape and overweight. How can this be?

The concept behind the program, that has now been tested by numerous participants is that a combination of eating healthy food and moving on a regular basis creates the optimum situation for fat burning. We’re not talking about track workouts or exercising for hours in the gym. We’re not talking about eating protein shakes or even going without meat. Belly Fat Blowout teaches your body to create the maximum opportunity for fat burning by maintaining balanced blood sugar and moving (30 minutes of walking will fill the requirement) on a regular basis.

Who can’t walk for 30 minutes 6 days a week? If you can’t fit this or some other regular activity in almost every day you are fooling yourself if you believe you are healthy. Regular movement is essential to a healthy body! When combined with eating real food, you can lose inches and train your body to utilize your stores of fat. Isn’t that incredible?

Here is what people are saying…

“I would give this program an A+ for the support, depth of knowledge of Stephanie and Amy and of course the results.” – Leti D

“…an informative, eye opening, educational program that gave me the tools I needed to learn how to eat and workout for optimal metabolic health.” – Michaela R

• Is good health, important to you? Have you heard about fat burning as a way to train your body to use more of its own store of FAT?
• Do you have trouble balancing your blood sugar?
• Do you have type 2 Diabetes?
• Are you stressed most of the time?
• Would you like to lower your body fat percentage?

It’s time to purchase Belly Fat Blowout and try the 10 day plan. You can do this and you will benefit. What have you got to lose except fat?

Check it out. Try it out. Belly Fat Blowout can make a difference for you!

Other Books by Stephanie Atwood
Belly Fat Blowout Belly Fat Blowout 1
Belly Fat Blowout 2 
Run Faster Race Even Better
Run Faster Race Better
Gluten Free Freezer Meals and Shopping List Freezer Meals Gluten Free
Freezer Meals – Comfort Food
Journal – A Day of Achievement and Inspiration

Optimum Calm

Coming soon. The ultimate calming influence, naturally.

Your First Triathlon. It’s Never Too Late

From Coach Lauren and Coach Stephanie

2014 WOW at Shadow Cliffs 014 (640x480)It is so exciting to set a new goal and prepare for a Sprint Triathlon!

WOW has made it easy for you to cross that finish line by providing you with a training plan and the bonus of the support and camaraderie of the WOW women. 

Training will prepare you for all three sports including the transitions as well as some advice about nutrition.

And what is that thing called a BRICK?  A brick is when you combine two sports into one work-out.  Swim-bike, or bike-run.

This is the basic clothing and equipment you will need for a triathlon:

  • Swim cap
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sox
  • Running Shoes
  • Bike
  • Bike Helmet

So what is stopping you? Come join Go WOW and get ready to train for your first triathlon!

Coffee Nutrition

food4Just when you think you’ve figured something out and “really” know it, along comes some new fangled something to remind you that you “really” know very little.

Coffee has been around for centuries, maybe longer yet, if you check the health habits, or the detrimental effects, there is change almost daily on its benefits vs its pitfalls.

What are your thoughts about coffee and caffeine?

What are your current habits related to coffee?