Faith and Fitness with Marsha Apsley

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How to View Your Setback as an Opportunity

Ever experience a setback?  Have you felt like you’re moving in the right direction only to experience a bump in the road?

What if that becomes an opportunity?

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Back in February 2016, before my nagging knee injury that turned out to be arthritis, I was sidelined from my running routine.  A freakish pain happened in my big toe during a Saturday training run that forced me to walk the last mile of the run and led to a couple of weeks on the sidelines, walking and riding my trainer.  

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Taste Then Toss: How to Have Your Cake, Just Not All of It

Taste then Toss?   Seriously?  Throw away perfectly good food?  Maybe.  Possibly.  If you can, freeze it!  Or share it.  But if not, toss it!

 

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One thing you will never hear me tell you is that any food or food group is off limits.  (unless, of course, you have a medical reason)  My approach to health and fitness is that you have to like what you eat and how you move or you’ll never be successful.  But that also doesn’t mean to sit on the couch and eat bon bons.

This is what I will tell you:  

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Mindfulness: No More “Why Did I Just…” Moments

Please tell me I’m not the only person who has eaten half bag of trail mix or half dozen (or more!) mini Reese’s cups and then stop and say “Why did I just do that???”  Can anybody relate??  It’s like I lose my mind for a minute only to realize (too late!) that I just made a poor choice!

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Mindfulness.

Let’s start with a dictionary.com definition:  “a technique in which one focuses one’s full attention only on the present, experiencing thoughts, feelings, and sensations but not judging them.”  

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