It was so simple then. I moved, played, kicked and swam for the joy of it. I ate when my stomach asked for food...and the food tasted so good. There was no guilt attached. There is a sense of freedom in the water. The dolphin dives down and up over and over again, holding my breath and swimming as far as I could from one dock to the other, cannon balls and head first dives off the raft, arms cutting through the smooth water surface in a rhythmical fashion, smiling the whole t
The darndest thing happened to me the other day when I was at work over the weekend. It’s been over 48 hours since that encounter and while I may not be able to repeat it verbatim, I can tell you that it went a little something like this: My colleague (approaches me in the office): Cyndi, have you lost weight? Me (looking down at myself thinking a) she must not know anything about my work and how I practice and b) well, might as well have a little fun with her, here): Jeez,
Stress has been pushing at me over the last few months. It is a season in my life where there is a lot to do, and a lot to be done. When this season appears I find myself reverting back to my own 4 basic needs...not the ones we all think about: food, water, air and shelter, but my own personal ones: Exercise, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Wine and Diet Coke.
Here is a look at what goes through my head when faced with my "basic needs":
Wow, this is really bad. I can't believe th
Contrary to popular opinion, "Personal Trainer" is not a synonym for "Fitness Model". Personal Trainers come in all shapes and sizes. Some are short. Some are tall. Some are slender. Some are round. Some are leaner than others. What all Personal Trainers should possess is a combination of credentials and knowledge. They should be able to design safe and effective exercise programs for the appropriate populations. They should engage in regular physical activity and lead by exa