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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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A Perfect Saturday Morning with Athleta and an exciting Sunday dinner. . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I got a little bit out of my box of comfort this weekend and aren't we always glad we do?  I accepted an invitation to teach a class at the Athleta store here in Atlanta at ... Read on »
All in the photos!  Father's Day, a workout and winners  . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This weekend was pretty low key.  The middle son is away at wrestling camp, and it always feels so different at home when even one is away.  Of course, I can't not mention F ... Read on »
Coming Clean . . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living So, this post may not come across as nice or as especially good.  However, I will be honest here even if it makes you not really like me.  If I've learned anything in the la ... Read on »
The Old Comparison Game . . .The Miss USA Pageant by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I missed the Miss USA Pageant that was on Sunday night.  I confess I didn't even realize it was on.  Back in my younger years I don't think I would have let that pass withou ... Read on »
Easy Summer Supper by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Photo came out a little yellow . . . don't let it fool you! This dish is full of color and flavor! I love the summertime.  I think most of us do, don't you?   ... Read on »
Here comes the Sun . . . and a Giveaway! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I walked into my normal time and day to teach a class at the Y recently and everyone told me I looked so tan.  I couldn't figure out what they were talking abo ... Read on »
Family Dinner Night and a Morning with Girl Scouts by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I find it necessary to declare Mandatory Family Dinner Night.  Especially during the summer.  As their sports, friends and social agendas seem to tak ... Read on »
Happify . . . Join Me and Get Happy in June! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Wanderer, aka Fanta Lu You know I'm all about having some happy in each day.  My newest thing that makes me happy is our new puppy, Lu.  We got her just ... Read on »
Shopping for the Summer . . .because you can't get to the gym  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have the entire house to myself for three days.  I've never been alone in my home for that long and I had a huge list of things to get done, being on my own schedule and ... Read on »
Always Learning . . .To Stay Young by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My Memorial Day has been quiet and it was what I needed.  While I love people and being with people, sometimes I think I'm actually an introvert and need time alone to recha ... Read on »
Favorite Food Tracker Apps by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I made a huge mistake this morning.  I got on the scales.  I have not gotten on the scales lately as I knew it might not be pretty.  I've confessed to not being on the best ... Read on »
Time to Get Clean! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hellooooo.  I feel like I've been away for a while!  It's time for me to get back in the groove with this site and LOTS of other areas of my life.  It's been a bit of a roll ... Read on »
Dropping Balls . . . and a Great Summer Salad by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Photo credit: www.westcoastmama.net Folks talk about the "May Madness" and if you have school age children you may know what I'm talking about.  I'm usually pre ... Read on »
No Such Thing as "Just a Mom"  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As Mother's Day is upon us I have a couple of shares.  When this time of year comes around I have always spent more time and energy thinking about what to do for my own moth ... Read on »
Fitness Technology . . . just in time for Mother's Day! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've been wanting to look into the latest fitness trend in the technology world but keep getting sidetracked so, I've finally done a little research into the newest watch/ca ... Read on »
Something Profoud (or things I hear my mother saying) by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My Mom is sick.  It's okay.  She's been sick before, really sick.  She has an incredibly strong spirit so we never count her out.  The Husband calls her a Steel Magnolia and ... Read on »
Easter Lunch, a recipe and my Lent Challenge Check In by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living One of my very favorite photos! My children have often asked my which is my favorite holiday.  This is such a difficult question!  I am one of those folks that ... Read on »
If You Are Feeling Squeezed by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As I type I am sitting in a hospital room beside my mother.  It's not a lot of fun.  I can honestly say that in the past three years I have spent more time in ... Read on »
Cool Down and Stretch Video by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Good Monday morning! I hope your weekend treated you well and you are feeling great about a new week.  I'm really on a roll with videos now.  I have a whopping two videos o ... Read on »
My Top Ten Health Tips by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I sometimes get asked about my favorite health tips.  While I love sharing stuff with anyone who will listen,  this one sometimes makes me feel a bit hypocriti ... Read on »