What Iím Giving Up for Lent?

Written by Deborah Caruana RN, MES, CPT

This past week being lent andrepparttar opening of The Passion of Christ (which I probably wonít see, mostly because I canít bear watching physical violence and Iíd be a total wreck during and afterwards). Though I am one who abandonedrepparttar 135885 Catholicism I was raised in, it does still haunt me. Donít worry Iím not going off into religious rantings. Ö Having recovered from my trials and tribulations of January I headed into February with a revived passionate verve. I was finally overrepparttar 135886 lingering cold and ready for action. I broke intorepparttar 135887 workout regime, gently not expecting too much of myself after an almost 3 week hiatus. The passion was glowing, a light ember within. Asrepparttar 135888 week wore on and I continued to beat my expectations. I tried a little harder and while I was at it added a new cardio regime called High Intensity Interval Training. It is exactly what it sounds like and it can be accomplished in 20 minutes. (I explain it in further detail inrepparttar 135889 next article) Now one client in particular to whom I will giverepparttar 135890 name Jackie has been working with me since late summer and while making excellent fitness gains has not lostrepparttar 135891 weight she has set out to. In fact she has gained a pound or two. So while working out this new cardio regime I invited Jackie to join me Withrepparttar 135892 cold weather still lingering, we tended to use her gym more often than not, which is why no one else has been invited. So week one Jackie and I do cardio 3-4 times as well asrepparttar 135893 workout regime. The second week yours truly is feeling infallible. My passion is a red hot ember and Iím out to saverepparttar 135894 fitness world. If Jackie isnít getting motivated to do her cardio one day I jump in and do more to get Jackie fired up. The upshot of Debs passion being, Deb works out 3 times plus 6cardio days, Jackie 2 workouts +2 cardio. For all my efforts I now have a low grade cold again and have to take myself out ofrepparttar 135895 workouts for an entire week. I was just trying to do my best and be my best and I ended up flagellated. I realize now I canít saverepparttar 135896 fitness industry.

Changes in the Face of Fitness

Written by Deborah Caruana RN, MES, CPT

Yes, there have been changes inrepparttar face of fitness. LiterallyÖrepparttar 135884 changes, are on my face! This is, yet another true confession of a lifestyle fitness coach. During Augusts marginally sweltering heat, while most were off in vacation bliss and splendor,repparttar 135885 heat of drums were heard in NYC. All who were inrepparttar 135886 know awaitedrepparttar 135887 results of your trulys' LIPOSUCTION! What's that? Liposuction! you say! On a trainer, no less! Well, it wasn't your usual Nichole Smith kind of slimming program. No, it was a liposuction ofrepparttar 135888 eyes. Medically termed 'blepharoplasty.' It's a procedure whererepparttar 135889 physician removes a small part ofrepparttar 135890 fat pad ofrepparttar 135891 lower &/or upper lid, allowing for more space sorepparttar 135892 puffiness (water retention) aroundrepparttar 135893 eyes disappears. My swelling was worst in winter and 'they' say it's probably caused by allergies, heredity, that old culprit gravity and lets not forget age. (Exercise cures everything but eye bubbles!) If your next question is "But why did you do it, Deb?" I thank you for your kindness. But my eyes wererepparttar 135894 only way I gave away my age. And I felt I needed my eyes to matchrepparttar 135895 rest of me. If eyes berepparttar 135896 window to your soul ÖI'll berepparttar 135897 first to admit that I'm an old soul. But why wear your soul on your sleeve, er face? Oh oh, there's something else that I have to confess. You know that frown line that kept you doing everything I would tell you, and adding a few more reps than you really wanted to Öjust because I looked so serious? Well, it's gone! Permanently (hopefully). Don't even think that this will make me easier on any of you. I haven't lost an ounce of seriousness onlyrepparttar 135898 frown and eye bubbles! So, instead of having continuous ongoing treatments ofrepparttar 135899 deadly botox toxin (it's devirulized), I chose to have those muscles clipped. Based onrepparttar 135900 strength of those muscles I hope it doesn't slow down my metabolism too much.

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