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Love me; love my dog. Dogs welcomed; humans tolerated. It’s call FURniture for a reason in my house. Wipe your paws. Yes, you’ve seen the signs for those of us who are proudly dog people. One may often underestimate my adoration for canines, but that would be a true mistake if you’re trying to get to know the authentic Greg. Thus, this is the first time I’ve ever written the words: TJ has died. Oh, it’s easier to say TJ… Continue reading »

A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change. Registration closes August 3rd at 5:00pm EST. Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes classes beginning in August will be accessible on all computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Jump into August with a new focus on YOU and your health. August series begins the week of August 8th Registration closes August 3rd at 5:00pm See Class Times

I’m always up for a great challenge. Thus, a bar-time (yes, that type) in downtown Raleigh recently had me discussing a myriad of exercise opportunities with a CrossFit pal’s wife one night. She presented me with an interesting challenge, indeed! I was invited to participate as her guest in a local Raleigh Barre class on a humpday Wednesday. Barre classes mix Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training all while using a ballet barre and repetitions of small range-of-motion movements. How could… Continue reading »

Summertime often gives us more opportunities to be physically active in new places. Whether walking in a new place or in your same old neighborhood at home, remember some simple rules to keep you and your family safe. When walking on a road, walk on the left facing the traffic. When walking on a path or a sidewalk that does not allow cars, walk on the right. NO TEXTING – this should go without saying but just yesterday I saw someone… Continue reading »

Being a caregiver (new phrase in life’s cycle ) has proven to be stressful beyond anything I could have possibly imagined prior to 2016. I wrote candidly last year for Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less about physical activity with my parents, not realizing that this physical activity would become even more minimal at the onset of this year. Deteriorating health amidst family is never easy—those who know, know. Those who have yet to know shall one day know exactly… Continue reading »

No questions asked, having a dog keeps me motivated to move more. He is hands down the number one reason I put on my walking shoes and step outside… or that I even factor it into my daily routine. And I LOVE it. I love that I can now easily reach my daily goal of 10,000 steps. I love seeing different parts of the neighborhood and surrounding community. I love meeting new neighbors and dog owners. I love spending quality time with… Continue reading »

I came across an article in New York Times about ‘Mindful Eating’… Although I am already aware of this concept and its importance in weight management, I really like how it describes a mindful eating experience – ‘to meditate with food, expanding consciousness by paying close attention to the sensation and purpose of each morsel’. This article has made me think again about how much of my own eating throughout the day is truly ‘mindful’ and can I do better? I… Continue reading »

Developing a great playlist has been essential in my motivation to workout daily. I have, therefore, adopted the idea of being a self-proclaimed workout DJ that has the best hits of music to keep one energized. Whether I’m specifically listening to music for its vocals, beats, and/or cords, the rhythm always seem to put me in good spirits which distracts me from focusing on the work and effort of doing my exercise for the day. Ultimately, I depend on music… Continue reading »

SETTING A NEW GOAL: Saturday, May 14th 2016 was a big day for me as I was participating in my first road race ever, the Women’s Red Run fundraiser 4K run/walk held in Charlotte, North Carolina. For me, it was the cause that attracted me to participate in it. Heart Disease is the number one killer of women and this was the first annual event that my Huntersville Family Fitness gym was hosting,  I decided to sign up for it… Continue reading »

Like many people battling with weight and healthy living, I struggle with saying “no” to unhealthy foods that simply look and sound delicious. Making wise and healthy food choices is a constant battle. Changing the desire of eating unhealthy food is difficult when there is temptation to eat unhealthy things everywhere you look. By seeing food for what it is designed to provide, my desire and urge to eat unhealthy has completely changed. I have been able to change my mindset by adapting two main… Continue reading »