Tuesday, May 15, 2007

this is your brain on yoga

One more hello from Alaska.
A reminder of the Memorial Day workshops:
I will be doing a Yoga Masterclass on Saturday morning and a workshop on Monday morning.
If you're intrigued by the above steps, plan to attend the workshop on Monday and learn all eight, as well as more about chakras and the basics of meditation. This workshop is like a mini-retreat, and runs from 9:00 to 11:00 am. It includes a learning session (hopefully outdoors if weather is nice) and a mini-class; email me at AngelaBroderick@aol.com for info.
Create a Phit day, and remember, there are 24 hours in each day, take one for you.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"what's age got to do with it?"

This week the Phit Chick news is inspired by Gail Sheehy, author of the famed Passages and her latest, >>> and the Seasoned Woman. In a recent interview Ms Sheehy talks about recharging passion, and, yes, dear readers, once again you can guess the magic answers...
"When I start losing interest, it's usually because I feel fat and unhappy. I go on a salmon-and-salad regimen and become a gym rat until I feel attractive to myself again, and my husband's interest follows."
Hmmmm. Is it just me or is every author and expert (from skin care to parenting to business success to s. e. x.) advising healthy nutrition and exercise?
Not into books? Let's go to Hollywood...Helen Mirren was everywhere this past awards season. Click here (it takes a second, but it's impressive) and take a look at the beautiful back on this 61 year old actress -- I bet she can do 100 pounds on the lat pull down machine.
Our days of exercising less because we're older are GONE! Too busy? Too tired? That just means you need it more.
Take a cue from 76-year old Oscar winner Clint Eastwood:
"I do something every day—from walking or running to really hitting it hard in the gym, doing cardio or lifting weights. I've always been interested in fitness; it's never been a fad thing with me. These days, I just make sure that I'm more consistent, more dedicated.
As you get older, you have to keep at it more diligently."
So there's your motivation. This man is winning Academy Awards in his late 70's, supposedly in talks to direct Angelina Jolie in an upcoming film, and he works out every day.
So do something every day, including Saturday. This Saturday the walking club will meet on the Liberty Square, in front of Quotations dress shop at 7am. Quotations owner, the very well-dressed Phit Chick Vicky, will be our host.
Regardless fo your age, AARP's "Power Foods" have some great suggestions. And I've put the notes from EQ2's supermarket tour on the website, click here at http://www.phitchicks.com/ and find it on the home page under "Workouts & Handouts."
If you're going to be in town Memorial Day weekend, I'll be teaching a yoga master class Saturday morning, and a workshop on Monday morning -- more details in next week's newsletter.
Create a healthy weekend [member_name_first], and remember, there are 24 hours in each day, take one for you.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

race season

Almost forgot: several races coming up, including the Mother's Day Run/Walk. Get yourself signed up so you'll get yourself moving!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

sharin' sharon's story

Yet another amazing Phit Chick tells her story....
My name is Sharon Muir. I am 35 years old, the wife of Rob and mother of 3 year old, Ethan. I have rheumatoid arthritis. I was diagnosed with this chronic illness 10 years ago. I take many medications to control my disease and take pain medication 3 times a day. My goal more than weight loss is to live a healthy life in a more healthy body. I am acheiving that goal by eating healthy including adding more veggies to my daily diet and eating smaller portions. In January 2007, I began taking the Women's Equilibrium Class. I have taken the class for 4 months now and have lost 10 lbs. Since 2005, I have slowly lost a total of 30 lbs. The most current 10 lbs. just melted off due to reshaping my body and reshaping my daily diet.

Do something amazing for yourself in May [member_name_first] -- from our very own Phit Chicks here are a couple ideas:
The Hillcrest Run/Walk on May 19, click here if you want more details, or email Phit Chick Denise, she has put a team together.
The Mother's Day run in Corporate Woods -- a 5K at 8:00am -- click this website for more info.
And of course, put Equilibrium on that list -- we start our May sessions next week, May 7th.
The walking club will meet at William Jewell College this week, in front of the Mabee Center. Saturday at 7am -- be there!
Have a good weekend, and remember, there are 24 hours in each day, take one for you.
Create a healthy day~
Thanks to our walking club sponsors:
Quotation’s is a lovely women’s boutique located at 17 N. Water St. on the historic Liberty Square. Quotation’s carries unique fashions, accessories and small gifts. You’ll find service and a friendly shopping atmosphere when you visit.” Or “Quotation’s is a women’s boutique located at 17 N. Water St. on the historic Liberty Square. Shopping for mother of the bride, graduation, casual and office wear? Quotations can meet your needs, and there are new arrivals daily!”