Counting The Gains

Author: Guest Blogger & Ridge Member January H. I am sure many of you have seen the new Special K commercial that sends the message “it is not about losing weight but what you gain.”  When I first saw this on January 1st it really hit home for me.  Sometimes … Read More

50 Shades of Grey Workout

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Desiree Dejongh                     10 Dumbbell Pushups 10 Dumbbell Chest Presses 10 Bicep Curls 10 Tricep Extensions 10 Upright Rows *Repeat 5x 10 Hamstring Curls 10 Dumbbell Squats 10 Dumbbell Lunges 10 Calf Raises 10 Leg Presses *Repeat … Read More

What is 60 minutes?

Author: Desiree Dejongh, Ridge Personal Trainer What is 60 minutes of exercise anyway? *400-600 calories burned *A challenge followed by immediate satisfaction *As long as American Idol…and usually more entertaining *Immunity booster (which=time saver) *Much more fun than an hour of therapy *LIFE SAVING So, the real question is not … Read More

Take care of yourself to take care of them…

Last Sunday I ran in the Mother’s Day 5k for Haven.  It was a fantastic course and a lot of fun.  I do wish I would have been able to run more than 12 minutes of it, but I am sticking to the Physical Therapist’s advice and taking things slow.  … Read More

Back to Basics…

Today I started logging my food on mynetdiary.com again.  I found this tool to be very useful during the first 20lb Challenge I did last fall.  I have talked to a few other successful participants and logging food was a main component of their weight loss success.  I have heard … Read More

A New Day

If there is one thing I took away from the first 20lb Challenge back in September it is that, “Everyday is a New Day.”  Josh Palmer told me that during one of our first nutritional meetings.  Of course you do need to be accountable if you slipped up the day … Read More

Guest Blogger coming your way!

Exciting news…we are going to have a new guest blogger, January!  January was one of our successful 20 Pound Challenge participants and is now continuing her success by training with Krista.  She’ll be blogging about the highs, lows, struggles, and joys of reaching her goal weight, being a mom, and … Read More

Visualization and Positive Self Talk

Author: Ridge Personal Trainer Leah Vogel So, you would like to lose twenty pounds. Here is the first step to success that many people skip entirely: visualization. Throughout your day, visualize what 20 pounds lighter would look and feel like and quit thinking about the negative thoughts associated with being … Read More

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