First 50K

Workouts of the Week, 4th Edition.

One month into our workouts of the week! Where is time going?? Enjoy! I love this weeks Thoughtful Thursday! Movement Monday For time:30-20-10Calories on bikeAir squats Complete the calories, do the squats, & repeat. If you do not have a bike, use whatever machine you have.If it is a treadmill and it does not have calories then,Run/sprint .5 miles, .25 miles, .12 milesIf you are not up to running yet, then fast walk up a significant amount of incline for 4 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute. Tummy Tuesday Repeat from last week! Read that post for more details. But this …

Consistency

Consistency in times of Inconsistency

Consistency is the achievement of a level of performance that does not vary greatly in quality over time. Consistency is also the way in which a substance holds together. Like when I only put half the flour in my chocolate chip cookies, the consistency is pretty sticky. Here is my remix of Rachel Hollis‘ Consistency talk during her Rise X Live virtual conference. You can check out my other posts, like this one, for other info from this conference. Intensity is not as important If you are working towards a goal, working on your habits or routines, or finding your …

Workouts of the Week

Workouts of the Week, third edition.

Welcome to Week 3 of Workouts of the Week. I love putting together quick “Movement Snacks“. Plus exercise and movement is so good for us, both mentally and physically. I had fun running through these workouts. Let me know what you think and post your how you did below! Movement Monday 2 rounds, count your total reps 30 seconds of max air squats30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max burpees30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max lunges30 seconds of rest30 seconds of max push-ups30 seconds of rest We have done these movements the last few weeks, but if you need …

Workouts of the Week

Workouts of the Week, second edition.

Happy May everyone! Where has the time gone?? I cannot believe we are already in the month of May. But here we are and here is another new week. Let’s get after it. Here is another “Workouts of the Week” post, including physical and mental exercises. Now, these workouts are short, less than 15 minutes, so don’t forget about Movement Snacks. I suggest incorporating these into other daily physical activity. Even if you are just starting out, then these are perfect to incorporate with walking, jogging, yoga, Youtube dance tutorials, or whatever else! The possibilities are endless. Movement Monday I …

Movement Snacks

Movement Snacks

You guys, I know I am always talking about exercise, but I can’t help it! It is so good for us. What if exercise could come in the form of a snack? Are movement snacks a real thing? Every week, I meet people who do not exercise nor have much of any physical activity in their lives. Typically, they have so many ailments and cannot move their bodies well enough for simple activities of daily living, let alone for their recreational activities. Now, this group of people are not just experiencing physical limitations such as pain, limited range of motion, …

Workouts of the week

Workouts of the Week, first edition.

For the past 2 months, I have been doing a challenge at work, Movement Monday. Patients would do this quick workout before, during, or after their appointment. With the pandemic and not having as many patients through our doors, the workouts have not been as exciting. So I am going to post workouts for the week on this blog and share it on our Facebook Group. My goal is to get more involvement and maybe some friendly competition. I will post a work out for each week day. Short, to the point, with focus on strength, endurance, balance, mobility, and/or …

Happy Medicine

Happy Medicine

Are you interested in finding out more about “Happy Medicine“? Something that you could start right now to become happier? Something that will continue to make you happy for the rest of your life? Do you want to love your body more? Have more mental clarity? Live longer? Combat chronic pain? Improve diabetes and heart disease? Stop obesity and other life-style related disease? Would you believe this “Happy Medicine” has no side effects, is legal, and that it can be free? What is this happy medicine? I introduce to you….. Exercise! Yes, it makes you happier. It is a “happy …

Effects of Exercise and Physical Activity on Anxiety

The growing amount of research on the positive effects of exercise, physical activity, and movement in general is undeniable. Exercise should be the first step in lifestyle modifications for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.¬†CrossFit has recently posted a video of Greg Glassman, “inventor” of CrossFit. In this video he discusses chronic diseases and the coronavirus. I don’t want to get to much into it right now as this is not he highlight of this post. But Greg is so passionate about what he does and what he “preaches”. It is definitely worth a listen. My favorite quote from …

Quarantined Body Weight Exercise Week 2

Here is the compilation of our Quarantined Body Weight Exercise, Week 2. I know not everyone was previously a part of a gym and/or may not have the money for virtual memberships right now. That is why I am posting daily, quick workouts on Facebook on our Confetti Wellness group. These workouts are made for someone at home, without equipment, and who may be lacking in the motivation or determination to be creative on their own. The workouts are 100% modifiable. Some are strength focused, some are cardio focused, and some are mixed. This is week 2’s content. And here …

House Pilates

The House Pilates Guest Post

The other day, I woke up at 3:30 am and could not fall back asleep. Because, just like all of you, my mind was being pulled in 1,000 different directions. But of on my thoughts was actually one that made me excited. So I hopped out of bed and emailed a bunch of ladies in my life to see if they wanted to do a Guest Post on my blog. I am wanting to highlight females I know. To share what they do, what they can offer us, see what we can offer them, and how they are being impacted …