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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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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 »
Makings of an Athlete . . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've always loved this photo of Mia Hamm! Today I was lying on a table having my left leg worked on.  My left IT Band has been killing me for some time and I have final ... Read on »
A Plank a Day . . . A New Challenge by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you have been around this blog for a while you know how much I love a Challenge.  I'm not really sure what it is about a Challenge that pulls me in, but I a ... Read on »
Finding Reasons to Run . . . bike, walk, race, swim by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is the time of year lots of folks begin lacing up their shoes, pounding the pavement, putting on swim caps or filling up bicycle tires all in the name of ... Read on »
Chicken Noodle Soup . . . and a little on letters to Gwynnie by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We had some puny feeling fellas in the home this week.  If you haven't been hit by one of the many bugs floating around lately, keep doing whatever you are doi ... Read on »
The travel dilemma . . . how to make healthy choices when there are no healthy choices by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I rarely travel. I mean the kind of travel requiring navigation of an airport and getting on an airplane.  The Husband travels quite often,  I have fo ... Read on »
Healthy and Hearty - when it's not feeling like Spring outside by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is the third day of Spring and we've been out most of the day enjoying a little sun . . . finally.  Alas, it looks like the cold is coming back in a few days and March ... Read on »
Vacation . . .Re-Entry and a Recap in Photos by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Re-entry after a great vacation can be challenging.  It's especially a challenge when you have been where the skies are bright blue, the sun shines, the water ... Read on »
St. Patrick's Day Smoothie by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We are back from a lovely, restful, beautiful and fun Spring Break vacation.  I have lots to share!  While I work on that I thought I would recognize St. Patrick's Day - sin ... 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 »
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 »
Birthday Kale Salad by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently,  a really smart friend shared a really good salad recipe with me.  I decided the perfect time to try it would be my birthday.  I figured since it was MY birthday I ... 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 »
The Good, the Bad and the Pretty . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ah Monday.  It comes around every week right after Sunday and after the weekend.  Just no stopping it.  Some folks don't really like Mondays.  I happen to be okay with this ... Read on »
Here's to the Weekend . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I found this in my inbox earlier this week and the timing was perfect.  It was Day 10 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox and I knew it was going to be one of those days ... Read on »
At What Point do you go from Mom to Maid? by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is supposedly a Wellness or Healthy Living Blog so I really don't write much about personal issues and home life.  When I do, I rationalize it as being for mental healt ... Read on »
Day 8 and CHORIZO CHILI by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's Day 8 of the 21 Day Sugar Detox and I'm feeling pretty good.  Have I cheated?  Well, yes I have.  On Friday I had red wine.  It WAS Valentine's Day for goodness sa ... Read on »
Why We (or at least I) Love to Watch Figure Skating by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Since I was a little girl I have always LOVED watching figure skating.  I love the pairs, women's and men's,  and now the ice dancing.  Granted, being a little girl, it ... Read on »
Cabin Fever Workout by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How's it looking outside where you are?  I woke up this morning to big beautiful flakes falling.  It was just beautiful!  We had a huge crew of teenage boys sleeping all ove ... Read on »
Day 3 . . . Not a Walk in the Park! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is Day 3 of my 21 Day Sugar Detox and I'm not gonna lie.  It's not been a walk in the park.  I knew it would be a challenge when I looked outside and knew we were ... Read on »