Tired of Elliptical? Try a Gameful Approach

Does your exercise routine sound like this? 30 min elliptical one day – maybe throw some weights around or do some machines another day – walk the dog. This routine gets booooringgggg and many of my clients come to me feeling flat, tired and totally uninspired.   If you aren’t getting enough physical activity in […]

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How to Achieve Work/Life Balance

The first blog in this series was an overview of work/life balance and what it means . Now we will dive deeper in on How to Achieve Work/Life Balance.   1 – Make time to connect with others. #Relationships There is a Ted Talk 75 year study on happiness and those people who were happier were […]

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How Amanda Plays

In this blog I want to share some examples of how I’ve used play in different aspects of my life:   Play in my relationship I was struggling with being snappy, and short with my boyfriend. In addition to praying for patience and to be slow to anger, I decided to make this a game. […]

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FUN Partner Workout

Working out is always better with a buddy, so grab a friend and sweat together.   *For this workout you will need a TRX suspension trainer, but I have included a substitution if you do not have one at your gym.   Instructions: One partner will be doing a HOLD while the other does REPS. […]

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Create New Experiences

“Without new experiences, something inside you sleeps.” -Frank Herbert   Can you think of the most FUN, active weekend in your adult life? Mine was at my friend Jackie’s bachelorette party weekend at Camp No Counselor. This took place somewhere in Equinunk, PA, but they have them all over the country. I was really looking […]

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Pyramid Workout

Here is a FUN workout variation called Pyramid   Do two exercises and keep alternating as you increase the work to rest ratio. The timer increases and then decreases just like a pyramid. Entire set takes about 5 minutes. I created this timer with built in intervals in an app called Seconds Pro: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/7934246-pyramid   […]

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7 Ways to Be Happy

  If you struggle to find happiness in life you aren’t alone. We all go through periods where we may struggle to be happy. Happiness is in us all the time but we lose track of it. We are distracted by constantly trying to do stuff and climb the corporate ladder.   The definition of […]

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7 Properties of PLAY

  “ The opposite of play is not work — the opposite of play is depression.”- Dr. Stuart Brown   Dr. Brown says when play is happening, almost all of these 7 things are firing.   Play is Apparently Purposeless Play does not seem essential because it does not provide us our daily needs for […]

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Adults Should Play

    “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”- George Bernard Shaw   Kidult definition: Noun- an adult with an air of free-spiritedness; childlike in spirit. A person who knows how to have fun. Adjective- Characteristic of an adult engaged in lighthearted behavior; to have a good, […]

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