Arlene Pellicane – Christian Speaker and Author

Archive for June 2010

One way to keep young is by having FUN!

Maybe it’s a summer barbecue, a shopping spree, a mini vacation, or coffee with a friend.  It feels so good to have something in the calendar that you are looking forward to, and many times the anticipation is almost better than the event itself.

Like this picture.  This is my family waiting outside of Disneyland.  The park opened at 8:00 am and we knew we would be among the first to enter.  Now THAT was exciting!  And as my husband says with a sly grin, the day went downhill from there.  (Think heat, lines, kids crying because the Buzz Lightyear ride is dark…)

Keep looking forward to fun activities and stay young!


Have you heard of the home exercise DVD workout program P90X?  My husband has college friends who are incredibly fit and of course they do P90X.  The day after he talked with them on the phone, he was on Craigslist looking to buy it.   And the day after that, he was in the parking lot of Costco at 7:00 am to meet someone to buy that home workout program that was going to change our lives!

The trainer is Tony Horton and he does a great job motivating you, providing humor, and showing you how to exercise properly.  He does use some language periodically so that was a minus for us.  But for the most part, he’s appropriate and quite entertaining.

The workouts are 1 hour in length (that’s the part I hate) but they work you out like nobody’s business (that’s the part I love).  You don’t have to think about anything – you just show up and “keep pressing play” as Tony Horton says.  He figures out what to work out (one day it’s back and chest, another it’s biceps, another it’s cardio, etc).  You keep showing up for 90 days in a row and you betcha, you’ll get to your goal weight and be stronger than ever before.

My husband has been my workout buddy which is key.  It’s really hard to maintain a workout routine for 90 days by yourself.  You either have to be extremely motivated and regimented, or you need a partner.  Me?  I needed a partner or I would have quit at about day 25.

We’re almost at the end of the 90 days.  If I feel brave, I’ll post some pictures soon!

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