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Terry
Mid Coast Maine
I am your Yoga/Fitness/Wellness Guru
Interests: I love all types of yoga, from hot and sweaty vinyasa, to slow and quiet yin. I enjoy running outdoors, tennis, biking, weight training, indoor cycling and playing all types of sports with my active boys. Cooking healthy food for my family is a priority, and I am constantly reading everything I can on nutrition. So, along with fitness and food, I love to read, knit and take pictures. That's me in a nutshell!
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Mar 16, 2010
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I am loving this protein powder. Not so sure about Jay Robb himself; he looks a little shady, but this is definitely the best tasting protein powder I've ever had. One scoop contains 120 calories, 24 grams of protein and 29 mg of calcium. It's a great, filling meal replacement or recovery drink. I typically have this in the morning a few times a week. I prepare it as follows: -One scoop egg-white protein powder (strawberry flavor) -One tsp dutch cocoa powder -One tsp probiotic (New Chapter Organics All-Flora) -One banana -1 cup water -3 ice cubes Throw it all... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2010 at This Way to Balance
Love your blog! You're a great writer! I'm aspiring to do something similar. Check out www.balanceisbest.typepad.com
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2010 on Want to lose it? Write it down! at Badass Fitness
Terry is now following Badass Fitness
Jan 10, 2010
So, I've just committed to my first marathon. Training starts this week. That means running four times per week in this winter weather. Luckily, the dreadmill is there if necessary, but I plan to do three out of the four days outside. That being said, I know there will be days when I will need some serious motivation. One of my favorite bits is this You Tube video of Joan Benoit Samuelson winning the marathon in the 1984 Olympics. I've watched it countless time, and never tire of it. It always makes my heart pound and my stomach flip. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at This Way to Balance
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Here it is. Your very own workout for the month of January. This circuit targets all major muscle groups, and is performed in timed increments. This is suitable for all levels of fitness, but if you’re a beginner, please check with your doctor before tackling this. Equipment needed: dumbbells; jump rope; ball/bench is optional Warm-up: 5-10 minutes on a piece of exercise equipment (bike, treadmill, etc., if that’s available to you), jump rope, run up and down stairs or jog in place. Perform some light stretching (20 second holds) for hamstrings (back of thighs), quads (front of thighs), adductors (inner... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2010 at This Way to Balance
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So, it’s January 2nd. How are those resolutions coming along? I’ve talked with many people about their goals for the new year and it comes as no surprise that losing weight and inches is the most common theme. The time between Thanksgiving and New Years is killer for maintaining a healthy eating plan and regular exercise. Losing that weight and changing the shape of your body BEGINS with a healthy eating plan. (don’t worry, we’ll get to exercise later!) Some of you may be juice cleansing, or embarking on a specific, specialized diet program to get on track. I am... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2010 at This Way to Balance
It’s that time of year. New beginnings; a fresh page; a clean slate. So many of you have health and fitness goals and resolutions for the new year. Let’s reach those goals together! I will be posting a fresh, new workout at the beginning of each month, along with health tips, healthy recipes and support. My goal is to help you make health and fitness a lifestyle, not something you jump into each January and forget about a few weeks later. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Write down specific goals. Both short and long-term. Small and lofty. 2.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Today, its Tazo's Awake tea, almond butter and banana on rye Wasa crackers. What are you having? Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2009 at This Way to Balance
Yum!! Sounds awesome AND healthy!
Toggle Commented Nov 26, 2009 on What's on Your Plate Today? at This Way to Balance
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So, here I am. It's Wednesday afternoon, during my break in an 11 hour work day of personal training clients and two yoga classes. Normally at this time, I would eat, check Facebook and do administrative tasks associated with my position as Wellness Director. Well, earlier this week, I scheduled in a speed workout on the treadmill, and I'm writing to inform you all that I just finished. Had I not typed that into my iPhone calendar I'm not so sure it would have been completed. And here I sit, stretching on the floor, adding this post from my phone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Have you ever needed to find a way to motivate yourself? Do you like the idea of going to the gym, but continuously find excuses to stay home? What about that treadmill or stationary bike that’s serving as a clothing rack? I’ve had this little 8x8 yoga room in my basement for over three years and I’ve probably actually done yoga in this room maybe 20 times. I’m not quite sure why I’ve had such a hard time motivating myself to spend time on my mat in that space, but it’s a definite block. I really want to overcome this.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Posted Nov 11, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Wednesdays are my long work day; four private clients, two yoga classes and Boot Camp. On days such as these, it's important to think ahead and pack my food for the day. Today, I'm opting for a spinach salad, apple with peanut butter and red grapefruit. I'll also throw in a handful of nuts at some point during the day. So, my question for you is what's fueling YOU for the day? Have a great one and I look forward to hearing from you! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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There are times when my body feels a little overloaded. Too much stress, not enough sleep, eating the wrong foods. I’m sure we’ve all been there. A few times a year, I like to get back on track, or reset my body with a juice cleanse. Cleansing can detoxify the body, boost your immune system and help you sleep better. When you cleanse, you are giving your digestive system a break from working, which can give you increased energy. If you search online, you’ll see so many different types of cleanses or fasts. Many are targeted toward weight loss. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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In an effort to have a some fun with fall and burn a few calories, here's a quick little workout. Perform each exercise for one minute, focusing on proper form, then immediately move on to the next exercise without resting. Perform 2-6 sets (resting after each set). Give it a try, adding your own unique twists and variations. Let me know how it goes! PUMPKIN SQUAT. Keeping your back straight and abs engaged, lower down with your weight in your heels. Be sure your knees do not shoot over your toes. Come back up to standing, shoulders over hips, abs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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As you can see by the photos, selecting the winner of the Kitchen Intervention was a highly technical process. Tracie S. is the lucky winner! Congrats, Tracie! I will be running other give-aways as the weeks progress. Keep coming back and don't be afraid to post your comments, please! I've received wonderful feedback from so many people in person and via e-mail. Thanks so much for your kind words and encouragement! Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2009 at This Way to Balance
I love food. I love healthy, wholesome food. I mean, really. I love it. Searching for the perfect recipe, the prep work, the actual cooking, and of course, eating. I like knowing what I'm putting into my body is fueling me, giving me the proper nutrition and setting a good example for my sons. Preparing healthful food for my family is one of the most important things in my life. My boys are used to meals containing various beans, grains and pretty much any vegetable under the sun. I'm not saying they gladly eat everything with nothing but praise for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Here's a segment of this blog I'm really excited about. Terry Answers will be dedicated to all those questions you have regarding exercise, nutrition, stretching, yoga . . pretty much anything you'd like to ask. In my job I'm asked a lot of questions by a lot of people, and many of those questions are similar in nature. If you have a question, please e-mail me at balanceisbest@yahoo.com or "friend" me on Facebook and contact me that way. I want to run a 5k. How much time do I need to train for one? ~S.D. Congratulations on setting a goal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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As a personal trainer, I am repeatedly asked how to get rid of excess fat on the body. The spare tire, the saddlebags, the floppy arms. More cardio? Spot training? Sure. It's always great to add some extra cardio or weights to your routine (if there's room), but the real solution is in your kitchen. Even the simplest of changes can bring forth great results. Swapping your sugary cereal for one with less sugar, more fiber and protein, or better yet, slow-cooked oatmeal. Swapping bread made with high fructose corn syrup for Ezekiel bread or Wasa crackers. Getting rid of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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Well, it's finally up and running . . . sort of. I've been saying for months that a fitness blog is in the works, and it's slowly coming together. Stay tuned for lots of fun and exciting things! Now, for those of you who don't know me, I suppose I should fill you all in on the last year or so of my life. Well, in November of 2008, while playing tennis (7.0 Mixed Doubles with Team Fantastic), I tore my left ACL, along with some damage to the meniscus and a fracture to the tibia. Fun stuff, I tell... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2009 at This Way to Balance
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