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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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(No Leftovers) Chicken Tortilla Soup by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Right now I am eating a very small, but quite delicious bowl of SChicken Tortilla Soup for lunch.  Small, because it was all that was left over from last night's dinn ... 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 »
13.1 DONE. by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Race Recap . . .  5 am Pre-race. Yes. I am the nerd that lies everything out the night before. . . Post Race - Thanks for a great morning! The Georg ... Read on »
20 Years . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Husband and I celebrate 20 years together today.  This is one of my very favorite wedding photos.  I have no idea who I saw as we walked down the aisle hav ... Read on »
21 Day Sugar Detox Recap AND VACATION PHILOSOPHY by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have written and spoken and whined about the 21 Day Sugar Detox I have been on and the book shown here.  I'm happy to say that I have completed the 21 Days plus more ... Read on »
4 x 4 Workout . . . and a video by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am really going out on a limb today with you all.  I am getting WAAAAYYYY out of my comfort zone.  I'm probably making it   much bigger deal than it is, but here it is.  I ... Read on »
40 DAY CHALLENGE! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is Ash Wednesday.  Today begins the season of Lent and a season when many people "give something up" for the 40 days leading up to Easter.  I have often given u ... Read on »
40 Days of . . . .Joy by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  I was thinking about what to write about today and it occurred to me that the Season of Lent is upon us and I hadn't given it much thought.  Somehow the calen ... Read on »
40 Days of. . . Grace by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is Ash Wednesday.  This means that in my faith, today begins the season of Lent which lasts for 40 days.  It is a time of personal reflection and discernment wh ... Read on »
7 Minute Workout Review by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Have you heard about the new Scientific 7-Minute Workout?  It's the newest rage in the health world.  The workout recently appeared in the New York Times and a then a develo ... 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 »
8 Week Challenge Answers by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living YOU'VE GOT QUESTIONS?  I'VE GOT ANSWERS!   Here's a few answers to some of your questions about the Challenge that begins tomorrow (Monday)!  Let me know if ... Read on »
A Birthday and a Sugar Bash . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How true is this?  The timing of this reminder is perfect for me as I was coming to the end of my 21 Day Sugar Detox.  In fact, I only had 3 days to go.  Then ... Read on »
A case of DOMS by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've been out of my usual routine for the past couple of weeks.  My 3 day a week bootcamp type classes ended with the last day of school and because of end of the year ... Read on »
A Couple of Fall Favorites for Dinner by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Pasta with Chicken Cajun Sausage over Spaghetti Squash The other day I was asked where my recipes have been - meaning there haven't been any here in a while. Well, my ... Read on »
A Crazy Time . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is where I am now.  I love this site and love posting to it and sharing with you all and especially LOVE hearing back from you.  However, life gets in the ... Read on »
A Cure-All Vegetable Soup by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Why is it that when things start to really gear up for a busy time, exams and lots of extra things on our plates, we, or at least someone in the family, c ... Read on »
A Day of Rest by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living These Pups worked hard all week . . . Now they are gonna rest and recover. How often do you train or exercise?  How much do you rest?  I bring this up ... 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 »
A Few Weekly Finds . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's a pretty slow week around here.  I'm working on a few posts, but do not have anything "hot" to share but I did have a few "finds" so far this week I thoug ... Read on »