Two of my three sons are or have been highschool wrestlers. Having three sons who were and are all into all sports I have been exposed to it all. They have played and competed in football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, tennis, golf and, of course, wrestling. I have been the cook and nutrition … Read more about Take the Stairs
It happens. The dreaded plateau. If it hasn't hit you yet, chances are if you are trying to make a change and meet some new fitness or weight loss goals, it will. You've been on a good program, making good progress, doing all the right things and then, suddenly, it all stops. At this point, … Read more about 3 Tips for the Dreaded Plateau
My boys have always scoffed at Valentine's Day, calling it a "made up" holiday or a Hallmark made day. Such cynical boys I have! Maybe this is the way you feel. Or maybe you are the world's biggest romantic and love all the hearts, chocolate and flowers typical of the day of love. I'm not here … Read more about Be Your Best Valentine
I've talked about the Diet Dilemma recently. Today I'm sharing about something that seems to be on the minds of most folks that are at least my age, nearing my age or past my age. I'm not sure why this topic has been swirling in my head lately. Perhaps it is because it is a birthday month and … Read more about The Age Dilemma
This past week I was asked to be a guest lecturer at Georgia State University to a group of senior Exercise Science majors. Since this isn't something I do every day - or ever - I was a little nervous. I envisioned a classroom of early morning zombies, bored twenty-somethings, and faces buried in … Read more about The Diet Dilemma
Motivation is the buzz word used over and over in the fitness, diet, wellness world. It is also the word used to help kick us in the pants and get out of bed, beat bad habits, think good and positive thoughts and be the best versions of ourselves. There's a reason there are all those "Motivation … Read more about Consistency Over Motivation
If you have been around me recently, in one of my classes, seen my Instagram posts, met with me privately for a training session, seen me in the line at the bank, grocery store or anywhere in between, you will know I have been obsessed with this book. I have been shouting to the rooftops one … Read more about Take The Girls Trip!
It's here! I have been thinking of a renovation for MarlaDeenFit for quite some time. I am SO SO excited to finally be able to say it is now LIVE! You are here! I said I feel like Chip and Joanna Gaines sliding back the enormous photo of the old home to reveal a new and updated site! I already … Read more about WELCOME TO MY NEW HOME!
Whether you are tired of going it alone and want to try a group fitness class, looking for a little more fun and motivation with your workout or are looking to make this your year of exercising, easing into a new class can be easy. Try these tips to make the transaction super comfortable, safe … Read more about New to a Fitness Class?
One of the main goals of my new program, Better & Beyond, that will be launching here SOON, is helping you learn to eat intuitively as part of gaining your own, personal balanced lifestyle. In doing so, those that join the program, will learn the use of carb controlling. I have … Read more about Learning the Key of Carb Controlling. . . coming in my new program!
We have had five whole new days of 2018. How have they been for you? I've heard so many people say they are still in that weird, unscheduled place, not knowing what day it is. Since this has been a short week I totally get that. It seems that a lot of folks aren't really settling into the NEW … Read more about Know WHY you are making New Goals and a FREEBIE
I hope you and your family and friends have had one of your best Christmases ever! These are such special times to share with family. Not to be taken for granted! Ours was so fun and now I'm enjoying one of my favorite weeks. I have always loved this week between Christmas and New Year's Day. I … Read more about DON’T WAIT UNTIL JANUARY 1st!!!