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Marla-Deen

California 30327
I am a wife, mother of three active boys, fitness instructor, "retired" attorney, and lover of all things health and fitness realted.  I live in Atlanta and love the South!  I am living my passion as I teach classes and work personally with clients.  We have a very busy... Full Bio
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I've Moved!!  Come visit my New Home  - actually  my new site! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've moved!!  I mentioned a while back that this site was going to get a new look.  Well, it's finally here!  I'm sure there will still be some changes but I was ready to go ... Read on »
10 x 10 Holiday Workout - 10 Moves 10 Reps by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a while since I've posted a Workout here.  I know it's that time of year when things might begin to slide as your time gets a wee bit crunched.  Howe ... Read on »
It's Only One Day . . . How to Maintain not GAIN on Thanksgiving! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The day of feasting is quickly approaching!  I know some folks who have already bought their turkeys.  I confess I've put out the Thanksgiving decorations and ... Read on »
A Few of My Favorite Things . . . to start your Christmas shopping list by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I am typing I have the tune from "These are a Few of my Favorite Things" song from The Sound of Music in my head.  Now you do too, I bet.  You're welcome.  I've basicall ... Read on »
Just Keep Swimming . . . handling life and loss by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I read this quote recently and have been thinking about it since.  I don't think I have ever experienced a truer statement.  Back in January I wrote a post abo ... Read on »
November Challenges . . .Are you up for any? by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you look around this month you will see quite a few Challenges out there.  As much as I love a challenge, I'm not writing about joining another challenge ri ... Read on »
8 Reasons to Eat Your Oatmeal . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I had my first bowl of oatmeal for breakfast this morning and it hit the spot.  I have been on a smoothie kick, making a protein drink most every morning - esp ... Read on »
Happy Weekend! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hope you have a Great One! Read on »
Schedule Your Priorities . . . my little sticky by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've had this sticky note on  my computer for a few years now.  It even made the move from our old  house to the one we are in now.  At the time I really used ... Read on »
VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN CHILI - It Won't Disappoint! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  I made a HUGE pot of my favorite VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN CHILI over the weekend to serve to a crowd.  I made an enormous  pot thinking I would have leftovers . ... Read on »
My Fabulous Friend on The Voice . . . needs you! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last week, at the end of teaching a body sculpt class one of the regulars came up to talk to me.  I hadn't seen her in a while so I was complimenting her and asking where sh ... Read on »
My Top 5 Things to do with Alllllll that Candy! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love, love, love Halloween.  I'm not exactly sure what my fascination is, other than it's just a night of plain fun.  You dress up as anything your heart des ... Read on »
My Top 6 Girl Crushes . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm about to divulge a huge secret  here about myself.  I seem to do that a lot lately. Well, today I'm telling you that I have a few girl crushes.  And I'm talking huge gir ... Read on »
Recaps and Check Ins. . . weekend, savings  challenge, injuries, blog, . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Mondays . . . you either love them or hate 'em.  Sometimes I love them sometimes, well, not so much.  I think if we had just one more day in the weekend them Monday morning ... Read on »
Disciplined or Deprived ?. . . How self-control makes folks happier! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Do you feel as if you are disciplined or deprived?  I raise this because there has been some "talk" in the blog world about a recent Time Magazine article explaining that di ... Read on »
Roasted Shrimp and Vegetables - a good dish that's good for you! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've got something for you to whip up this week.  It's really good food that's really good for you.  Don't let the good for you part of the dish turn you off. ... Read on »
A GLIDER WORKOUT by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Good Morning!  It's the weekend and it's one of those times when I am so glad to have really nothing going on.  Whew.  I uploaded a quick workout to my UTube Channel  this w ... Read on »
Yoga Playlist for the Fall - a little non-traditional mix by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I teach a little yoga here and there and love these sessions in my week.  I am by no means a yoga expert and learn something new each time I practice, teach or attend a clas ... Read on »
How I Love Cookbooks . . . Take a Look at these! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I LOVE a good cookbook.  I can sit down and read a cookbook like a novel.  I think it might be a Southern thing.  My mom, aunt and sister-in-law all share this crazy habit. ... Read on »
Weekly Roundup . . . and a Recipe! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a full week around here.  Nothing really out of the ordinary.  That being said, I'm looking forward to the weekend!  We have Fall Break so I'm hoping things will b ... Read on »