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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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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 »
Day 1 and Counting by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a busy Monday here.  I'm curled up on the couch watching some amazing skiers at the Olympic Games.  Our city is gearing up again for a snow and ice storm so my boy ... Read on »
This and That by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Kick Off to the Weekend!  I know lots of folks are gearing up for watching the Olympic Games in Sochi and Opening Ceremonies tonight.  I admit I don't always get the ... Read on »
Two Winners  . . .A Cooking Light Hit and a look at The Biggest Loser by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I've been a little hesitant to try another Cooking Light meal around here since my last flop, and needless to say, share the recipe with you all!  But I ran across a photo i ... Read on »
Back to Reality. . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's Back to Reality Monday!  For those around here it's back to school and work after three days off, plus the weekend, making it a five day weekend as The Second Son calle ... Read on »
No School, No Internet . . . Things to do (cook) in the Snow Jam by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living These two had to be dragged off the porch into the snow! When the snow came it came down lovely, quietly, and quickly; it  caused a great big deadlock in o ... Read on »
Yogurt Wars  . . .and weekend plans by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Look for this bear in the Greek style Chobani ad Look how far we've come!  Think of the Super Bowl coming up.  If you are like me you think of all of the advertisements. ... Read on »
Habits to Live By by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I was reading an article in this month's Self magazine (Yes, the one with Jillian Michaels on the cover)  that had some great advice I wanted to share.  However, the title o ... Read on »
Winter Day Workout by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It occurred to me the other day that it's been a while since I have posted a workout to share. While I was teaching class this morning it also occurred to me that I would no ... Read on »
Probiotics . . . there's more to it than just following Jamie Lee Curtis . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Let me begin today's post by reporting on the Cooking Light dinner of the week:  Browned Butter Flounder.  If you looked at the recipe and thought about preparing it, I ... Read on »
Scenes from the day and another Cooking Light Meal by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every morning I wake up with lots of wonderful intentions for the day.  I go through them quietly and set up the goals for the day.  One of the main ones is to make it a hea ... Read on »
Fitness Trends in 2014 by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Recently the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal released its eighth worldwide top fitness trends survey.  In reviewing the list for 2014 I w ... Read on »
More Cooking Light Meal Planning - Chicken Parmesan by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other day I picked up this month's issue of Cooking Light.  I thought I needed some new inspiration for some new healthy meals for the hungry boys I'm forced to feed.  I ... Read on »
What's Old is New this year . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Today is a little mish mash of new things for the New Year.  Lately, I've begun the new year doing a couple of things I haven't done in quite a while.  The first is running. ... Read on »
GETTING BACK TO THE ROUTINE . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy New Year!  It's here whether we were ready for it or not!  I always look forward to the new year to begin with a clean slate, a fresh start and, hopefully, a bright, n ... Read on »
Unwinding, Unplugging, Relaxing . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living What have you been up to since Christmas Day?  After all the unwrapping, cooking, eating, cleaning up, traveling, seeing family, unpacking, drinking, celebrating, what do yo ... Read on »
Christmas Eve Trifle by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love traditions and love hearing what other folks do for certain events and Holidays.  Everyone seems to have their own Christmas Eve traditions.  We have some friend ... Read on »
Christmas lists . . . Thank Heavens for help from friends! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is the bottom of our Christmas tree. Yes, it's the same 14 foot monster my boys brought home that had to be completely chopped and re-shaped to even resem ... Read on »
Egg Nog You can Drink without Loading up on all the Fat! by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I'm like most folks and love, love, love Christmas and the Holiday Season.  I love all the food and goodies and I'm a huge fan of egg nog.  However, it has to be good egg no ... Read on »
When the DRAMA hits . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Well, Thanksgiving is over and it's on to the Christmas Season and it's been radio silence from me . . .  No photos of my early Thanksgiving Feast, the actual Thanksgiving d ... Read on »