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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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When the Body Doesn't Listen to the Mind . . . fighting off Overtraining by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My Evening Activity of Choice these Days Things are going pretty slowly and stiffly for me these days.  I feel as if my body is just attacking me and saying "le ... Read on »
Kick Start Kale Salad and my Challenge Update by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ever feel like you need to kickstart your week on Monday morning?  Maybe hit a refresh button to get you back on the healthy track?  Maybe it was a fun filled ... Read on »
What Price Do you Pay for Your Fitness by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I went to a class today that I love.  Well, maybe it's just not the class I love so much as the instructor. This one really gets me,  motivates  me and makes me push myself ... Read on »
Basic Black Bean Chili on a Rainy Night by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living When it's looking like this (above) outside I think about preparing something like this (below) for dinner.  Basic Black Bean Chili So, basically, I ... Read on »
Seasons Change as Do Our Adjectives by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I've grown I've seen lots of changes around me.  I see changes in the people around me and the places I have been.  I also see a lot of changes in myself.   ... Read on »
A Pound is NOT a Pound by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've had a little issue with the scale lately.  I haven't loved what it has been telling me.  It's just a very small change, but sometimes that scale can ... Read on »
Wanderlust 108 in the ATL by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Photo Credit: Wanderlust NYC 2013-2003, Wanderlust Festival If you are looking for something to do this weekend, look no further!  I have you covered.  Wanderl ... Read on »
Pink Barre Review AND a Special for YOU! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Corey and Tara of Pink Barre I love checking out new classes and feel so fortunate to live in an area where so many things are available.  I also love the sorene ... Read on »
I am a Sweater . . . i don't glisten and it can be darn embarrassing by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have said it before - I sweat.  I don't glisten, get rosy or shine.  I'm a sweater and it's not pretty and can be embarrassing at times.  I've always been ... Read on »
Alexander and the Terrible No Good Very Bad Day has Nothing on Me!  And after I tell you... by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday was one of those loaded, jam packed days with absolutely no wiggle room to spare.  Today was going to be a pretty jammed up day, too, so for things t ... Read on »
IT'S MONDAY AGAIN! LET'S GET MOTIVATED!  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well said, House . . . It's Monday and time for a little motivation.  Some days I  have  more energy than others . . . don't we all?  I can usually pinpoint it ... Read on »
My Housekeeping Battle . . .I've lost and it's okay by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was just unloading my dishwasher and I realized it smelled.  And not in a good way.  Now, why would my dishwasher smell?  It got me to thinking that I really ... Read on »
Freeing your Mind . . . What happens when you really let yourself let go of that phone . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night I walked into the Third Son's room and couldn't see him.  I found him lying on his back on the floor between his twin beds.  I asked him what he was ... Read on »
The Best Chicken Pot Pie I've Ever Had . . . No Lie by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Imagine this.  The leaves are beginning to turn slightly.  There's that crisp feel in the air.  It's a cool Fall day.  You've been outside all afternoon.  I'm ... Read on »
A workout with girlFriends of Children's Healthcare. . . such a fun Sunday afternoon! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living On Sunday I was asked to provide a workout for a group of teenage girls.  I knew the girls were members of a group supporting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta ... Read on »
National Yoga Month by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kristen McGee in a Perfect Warrior 2 Pose! September is National Yoga Month.  I've noted that in observance there are free yoga classes being offered at many o ... Read on »
What to Look for in a Bar . . .and I'm talking Protein Bars people by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other day while lying on our mats doing some form of plank combination during an outdoor workout, the topic of protein bars came up.  Folks compared which ones they like ... Read on »
A Labor of Love on Labor Day . . . double chocolate cake by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday was Labor Day.  Of course it was.  It was also the Second Son's Birthday.  A big one, at that.  Number 16.  He is now 16 years old.  I knew it woul ... Read on »
Bob Harper has some Skinny Rules. . . and I Have a Healthy Recipe  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Bob Harper has a new cookbook that he is promoting.  If you are asking who is Bob Harper, he's the fitness guru, mega trainer of the NBC show "The Biggest Loser".  He's been ... Read on »
Rosemary Garlic Chicken with Potatoes by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've said it again and again.  This is NOT a food blog.  I do not make up my own recipes, usually.  I tweak some or throw together what I can find and cross my fingers.  I d ... Read on »