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Favorite Workout DVDs ~ Part 2

In addition to my many, many Firm and Tracie Long DVDs, there’s a smattering of more difficult titles to keep my progress moving forward. I find the key to good looking muscles is variety and challenge, so I like to mix it up! Here are some of my favorites: Jari …

This Week in Angie’s World

Saturday – The heat wave continues with temps reaching 98 again today, but the plants I bought for my patio pots are getting root-bound, so today’s the day! I’ll just try to stay in the shade and hydrate! Carrying all my heavy clay pots and the bags of potting soil from …

This Week in Angie’s World

Saturday – We were away for the weekend, celebrating my daughter’s birthday with family so we ate out a lot and of course had birthday cake! I pulled a muscle in my lower back loading my old doggie into the car (she can’t jump right in there the way she …

Favorite Workout DVDs ~ Part 1

Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of exercise regimens from hot yoga, pilates, kick-boxing boot camps and elliptical machines to home workout DVDs. And while most have fallen by the wayside, the one constant has always been my DVDs. Here are some of my all time favorites: The Firm …

Mini Stretch Routine for Travel Weary Muscles

When I go on vacation I usually end up with sore shoulder, neck, and back muscles from sitting for long stretches on airplanes, sleeping in unfamiliar beds, and being away from my normal work-out routine. Even a day of shopping or sight-seeing puts a stain on a whole new set …

Healthy Aging ~ Exercise

As an aging woman there are so many reasons to get fit, stay fit and get all kinds of exercise. I have borderline high cholesterol and potential for heart disease, so I eat a low fat diet, and do regular work-outs incorporating aerobics. But I also include weight training, yoga and …

Aging and Exercise

Glowing Skin and Strong Bones I just finished my work-out, and it got me thinking about how hard it is to stay motivated as I age. I have to silence the voice in my head that tells me I’m too tired, or have too much to do, and just do …

Mini-Workout for Travel

Staying with family for the holidays is one of the best parts of the celebrations, but it can really put a crimp in my work-out routine. Between sleeping on a strange mattress, eating big meals and extra deserts, and sitting for long periods, I feel like a slug, and need …