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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 GAVE UP . . . and so glad I did! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Came across this car today in the parking lot at the Y. It made me smile! How could you ever be in a bad mood driving this cute thing around? Something hap ... Read on »
No Crappy Lunches . . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A REALLY Crappy Lunch I HOPE this is NOT what your lunch looks like.  What is your lunch?  Is it a bite of this and that as you go through the day?  A few nibbl ... Read on »
One Recipe - 2 Meals . . . So easy it's ridiculous! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Meal 1: Soft Chicken Taco with Black Beans and the fixin's Dinner last night was so good and so easy I'm almost embarrassed to share it.  In fact, its far too ... Read on »
Savings Spree. . . . a NO SHOPPING CHALLENGE by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm starting a new challenge for myself.  You know I'm always starting some kind of new challenge.  This one is a little different and is going to take a bit of will power. ... Read on »
An Old Soul at Heart,  fighting the change . . . oh, yeah, and recipes by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I can't say it's been a good week.  In fact, if I were honest I'd say it's been a pretty crappy week, and the worst thing of all is that I really can't say why.  If I'm comp ... Read on »
Just a little slippery . . . the low down on oysters by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Food brings back sooooo many memories for me sometimes.  Don't you think?  If I think of or smell a fragrant pot roast I immediately think of my grandmother.  A meaty g ... Read on »
Lemon Chicken Plus (whatever you have on hand!) by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday!  It's a busy day for lots of folks today.  The school bus roared by my house this morning so I know lots of homes were buzzing early this morning ... Read on »
SUMMER READING. . . MY LATEST READS by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A friend showed me her book mark. How perfect is this? She's one of those folks I talk books with! Today is August 1.  I've picked up the Third Son from camp a ... Read on »
It's Not about the Nail, or the Fitness Trackers or the Workouts. . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The fitness tracker craze seems to be everywhere.  I love that more folks are looking to be aware of moving more and keeping track of their daily steps.  I've written about ... Read on »
Light and Fresh . . .some summertime staples by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I just cannot think of anything new to cook for dinner.  In the summer, who wants to be in the kitchen anyway?  The main cooking we do is on the BGE, Big Gree ... Read on »
No More Breaking the Bank to Eat Healthy! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am not a grocery store snob.  I also get a little cheap thrill out of saving some money and getting a deal.  However, I do like to eat healthy, wholesome foo ... Read on »
Why We Foam Roll . . . and my new commitment by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My foam rollers ready to go! Lately I've been back at the Physical Therapist.  I'm going to the same great place I went following shoulder surgery.  I just could ... Read on »
Two New Discoveries!  Just what you need AND a great little gym . . .      ... by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have a couple of cool new things (well, new to me at least!) to share this week.  I was thrilled to get a little special package in the mail from The Running Buddy .  Ha ... Read on »
Fire Roasted Gazpacho for summertime . . . and some modern day frustrations (or maybe it's just me) by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of my very favorite things to have in the summer is Gazpacho.  I used to absolutely hate the thought of eating a cold soup, and more so a tomato one!   ... Read on »
Back in the Kitchen . . .and that Mighty Kacy by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've really had a hard time getting in the kitchen to a cook a meal lately.  The Husband and I have felt a bit like "empty nesters" lately and it's really weir ... Read on »
The Pure Barre class that kicked my booty by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few years ago, while on a trip with The Husband to New York, I visited my first ballet/bar type class at Physique 57.  It was so different from the normal cl ... Read on »
A Little Fitness Mania . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm coming off three days of being surrounded by and inspired by a convention full of fitness folks.  Since I confess to being a nerd about this stuff it was heaven!  Here i ... Read on »
Unintentionally Unplugged by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Who knew it would be two whole weeks from my last post before I got to sit down here again?  When I left for a vacation at the beach I said I might write or update or I migh ... Read on »
A New Family Beach Trip by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We are headed to the beach for the week of July 4th.  This is one of my favorite holiday times.  It brings back lots of fun memories with my family.  We have been going to A ... Read on »
The Perfect Push-Up . . . Yes!  I can finally do a Push-up! (and a video) by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of the all time best exercises out there is a push-up.  You can do it anytime and anywhere and it uses so many muscles it's actually a perfect move.  I oft ... Read on »