Unstoppable

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I want to live long of course, but I want to live well while I’m at it. As I tend to say constantly, strength is everything. But I’m sorry, that’s not completely accurate. I plan to be unstoppable. So much of living life well is mindset. I’ve been listening to the amazing, unstoppable Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ […]

Seventy-one-derful!

Polli playing around sculpture with Layla and Lucy

Seventy-one-derful! That’s how a friend wished me a happy birthday and I LOVE it!  My birthday celebration kept going through this weekend on a day trip to the Grounds For Sculpture with my 2 daughters’ families. We scrambled among sculptures, climbed, ran, and played freeze tag through the park for hours on a gorgeous Sunday. […]

Why Get Up Keep Moving?

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I came up with the name of my business and social media, Get Up Keep Moving on a whim many years ago in a moment when I felt particularly energetic and I thought it would sound encouraging. Now I realize it sounds like I think everyone should be in constant motion. Far from it. I […]

Remembering

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I’m remembering my dad today on this Memorial Day. It’s a holiday dedicated to honoring fallen soldiers, but he survived his military career as a WW11 hero, although he was so humble and would not claim that he was. My siblings and kids revered him, and we are all so proud that his journals are […]

Modesty is dumb

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I grew up being taught that modesty was a virtue – girls’ skills, brains, strengths, should be discouraged. I know now that modesty led to downplaying abilities and avoiding taking risks for fear of showing off.  Today I’m celebrating winning another powerlifting trophy. But the most important reason I train strength is to live my […]

My fuel

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Maybe I’m a weirdo, but I’ve always felt revved up when people have said, “just wait until you’re my age.” Well, now I’m that age (and older), and I’m not sure what I’m waiting for. A long-time friend says it every time we get together. I’ve also heard from women over the years who had […]

A week away!

Ronnie and Polli with kids in wagon

Hellooo! We just got home from a week in France visiting my son and his family, and helping them pack up to move back to the US. It’s bittersweet for sure. Living in Saint-Cloud, near Paris has been a wonderful opportunity for them and their 4 kids over the past 10 years. The teenage boys […]

You got this. Train smart, eat smart.

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Most of you now know my description of the two opposing voices we hear during workouts – one whispering, “you’re going to fail…”, and the other voice simply saying, “YOU GOT THIS.” After all these years, those two voices are still sometimes in my head when I train hard intervals, challenging sets, or heavy lifts. […]

On Earth Day (and any day), go outdoors to reduce stress.

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Happy Earth Day! This is the perfect day to talk about spending some time outdoors to help relieve stress. It’s a gorgeous day here on the Jersey Shore. I rode my bike to work to see a lovely, new-ish 70+ client who arrived with her usual positive attitude and a big smile. The ride home […]

Happierness – 5 pillars of a good life.

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Hi Friends, My eldest son sent me an article in The Atlantic (gift article): Jung’s Five Pillars of a Good Life. I love that my kids are so good at knowing the kinds of things that matter to me. As I read it I thought that it might resonate for many of you, so this […]