Removing Toxic People From Your Life

Shawna FisherExcuses, Family, Motivation0 Comments

At some point or another we all come in contact with people who always have something negative to say or have a way of cutting you down that makes you feel less than what you are. When you think of your health, most often times people think of diet and exercise. But many times, those toxic people in your life

Saying No To Over Commitment

Shawna FisherExcuses, Family, Motivation0 Comments

So you may ask, now does over commitment lead to clutter? Well, like to much clutter in your home, over committing to to many things can lead one to feel overwhelmed. We all can be guilty of it at one point or another as well. Saying “no” can be hard to do. If you are a people pleaser like I

Summer Tips

Julia KrengelExcuses, Family, Food, Motivation0 Comments

It’s summer . . . Finally! WooHoo! Time to pack up and head to the cabin; soak up the sun at the lake; camp with the family; and take the kids to swimming lessons, ball camp, and soccer. Oh wait! It’s also time to mow the lawn; plant the garden; 

Take the “Do I Need a Trainer?” Quiz!

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You probably ask yourself constantly, “Do I need a trainer?” Everyone is different when it comes to developing a fitness routine and some people really need one to stay motivated and accomplish their goals. However, there are some people who do not. If you want help in deciding the answer to the question for yourself, take this quiz.

The “Julia” Challenge

Julia KrengelExcuses, Family, Food, Motivation0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is hard in Minnesota. We’ve hibernated for six months and are itching to see the sunshine, bask in it, and throw our coats in the storage bin! With this comes the rolling of emotions: the “I don’t care about my food intake” mentality, and a Bah-humbug attitude. Don’t get caught

Are Your Muscles Broken? Part 2

Julia KrengelFamily, MAT, Motivation0 Comments

PART 2 In my last article, I shared my story about how I came across MAT (Muscle Activation Technique), a revolutionary approach to assess a client’s muscular system to determine what muscles are not working correctly and fix the problem. I have completed my course and am officially certified as an MAT lower body specialist! I am now able to

Are Your Muscles Broken? Part 1

Julia KrengelExcuses, Family, MAT, Motivation0 Comments

For years, people have been coming to me to work out because I know how to guide them through a workout that produces results without causing further injury. I know what exercises you should do and shouldn’t do if you have problems with your knee, shoulder, hip, etc. Upon watching people working out with these injuries, I see many interesting

Is Body Fat OK?

Julia KrengelExcuses, Family, Food, Motivation0 Comments

Did you know it’s ok to have some fat on those bones? Your body was designed to carry a bit around your muscles and organs. It is beneficial for energy storage; keeping us warm; protecting us from trauma; delivering nutrients to the body; for skin, hair, and nail health; fertility; and mental health. While fat has its benefits, most of

Peace or Chaos for the Holidays

Julia KrengelFamily, Motivation0 Comments

I don’t know about you, but this time of year is crazy! So many parties, get-togethers, shopping trips, and concerts! Life is usually full without these events—now we need to add more? Yikes! It’s easy to get caught up in the madness. We over-extend, over-commit, and over-eat! We want to go to all the events, help those in need, and