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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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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 »
Thanksgiving Funnies and what to do with  your leftover bird by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Here it is . . . Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a wonderful day full of family, friends, feasting and giving thanks!   I have some fun Thanksgiving funnies to share a ... Read on »
Does Exercising in the cold burn more calories . . .say enough to burn off a Thanksgiving... by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Somebody asked me the other day if we burned more calories when we exercised in the cold.  Hmmmmm.  I had to think about that one.  As I spent yesterday eating an ear ... Read on »
20 Years . . . by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The Husband and I celebrate 20 years together today.  This is one of my very favorite wedding photos.  I have no idea who I saw as we walked down the aisle hav ... Read on »
My Go To Green Drink by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is a quick share today.  I'm asked all the time about how I make the fabulous green drink I love to talk about.  If you are afraid of green, don't be.  I ... Read on »
It's Friday!!  and a look at why you'll think twice before eating those fries and other... by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I always love when Fridays roll around and today I'm feeling particularly perky and joyful.  Not really sure why as it's rainy and cold here, but some how the fact that ... Read on »
Water, water . . . but how much? by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I don't know about you and where  you live, but where I am it is COLD outside.  In fact, I'm sitting at my desk typing wearing my North Face jacket.  During the winter, ... Read on »
Leg Day . . .  by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living HAPPY MONDAY!  Sometimes Mondays can be hard.  Getting up early after a long and tiring weekend.  Or getting up early after a relaxing weekend.  Or getting up early sta ... Read on »
Not The Typical Birthday Dinner . . . for a little boy by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It's been a bit slow around here this week.  Since I don't like to "blog" just to "blog" without having anything to say I've been pretty quiet.  I've continued with my Attit ... Read on »
Eats this Week . . . with Recipes by Marla-Deen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We had some good eats this week.  I'm not sure what it is about our new house and new kitchen, but I love cooking so much more.  It's not that the new kitchen is that much b ... Read on »