This week Melanie of Society Wellness is hosting Fashion Flash for the first time! Melanie is a professional dancer and certified Yoga instructor who walks the walk for good health and fitness. Her beautiful site features always interesting and informative posts on health, nutrtion exercise and stress reduction. She is a vegan and her recipes are so good they make meat seem like a silly idea. She also has a wonderful line of vitamins to plug in the holes in our diets. While I know that recent studies sugget that vitamins are unnecessary these researchers clearly don’t know much about the real world. I would have to eat more than 2000 calories a day to meet the current guidelines for good nutrition. With that amount of food I would soon become another obesity statistic. Visit Society Wellness and I think you will become as big a fan as I am.
Its no secret that I am not a big fan of exercise. I’m not proud of that, but its the truth. However I do love a clean house and in fact you might say I am a stress cleaner. When faced with a tough client or looming deadline, I tend to pull out a can of Pledge or my Dirt Devil and attack my house. When I found The cLean Momma Workout it was like the mother ship calling me home.
The cLean Momma Workout shows how standard house cleaning activities can be refined to become a total body workout. The author, Carolyn Barnes was a stressed out, overweight mom who realized that daily cleaning chores like filling the diswasher, dusting and my favorite, the vacuum cleaner, can be refined strengthen the body even when you have no time to exercise. Barnes calls these moves “Taskercizes ” and they can be done anywhere eg in a car, at the playground, in the supermarket and all through the house. I love the workout and wish it had been around when I gained 60 pounds with my last baby.