Friday, November 06, 2009

Changes coming soon

I've been working on changing my Family Fitness Files blog to a Word Press template, hosted by GoDaddy. It's still in the works, but I hope to have the new site up and running soon. Don't worry, you'll still find all of the information you see here, plus lots of cool new features. I'm hoping it'll be more streamlined and easier to navigate. And when it all changes, I'll be sure to put up a link here for the new site.

Tell me: What changes are going on in your life?

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


I'm pleased to announce that my friends Joanna Sutter and Lance Ekum have completed their ebook, BLOG-4-CAUSE. Inside are 150 articles from bloggers all around the world. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. I was truly honored to be asked to participate in this project. You can read more about it on Joanna's site, Fitness and Spice. Or, check out the Susan G. Komen site to download it directly. I believe the suggested donation is $5 but you may donate any amount you wish.

The content is a variety of articles, on all sorts of subjects: humor, inspiration, personal growth, even recipes. We were each asked to submit our favorite blog entry, and with that many people participating all across the globe, you're bound to get a good mix of material. I chose to submit this particular post. 

So check it out and please consider a donation if you're so inclined. Breast cancer affects one in eight US women and the Susan G. Komen Foundation is doing everything it can to help find a cure. Please take a moment and click on the links to learn more about how you can support a great cause! Thanks!

Community Health Fair this Saturday, November 7

For the past few years, it has been my honor to be involved in the Community Health Fair. I'll be honest, when I was first asked to participate, I didn't know what to think. Who me? What could I contribute? Well, it turns out, a lot. I talk about family health and fitness with people from all walks of life. I offer tips to help your family get active, recommend substitutions to make your recipes healthier and meet a lot of interesting people. Some years I hand out samples of healthy snacks. Last year, I got to make my yummy Mexican Tortilla Soup as an example of how you can cook healthy on a budget. It was a freezing cold November day, too, so the soup was a big hit. No one could guess that the secret ingredient is butternut squash, pureed and disguised in the broth. I'll be doing another presentation on healthy meals on a budget again this year. You can read more about the health fair here. It runs from 9 am to 1 pm, and will be located at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. You can get health screenings, immunizations, and lots of healthy living information. You can even get a chair massage. Read my Examiner article for more details. Hope to see you there!