Counting Calories – Tara Bernardin

I have always been great to excellent with exercise but after my 30’s and 3 kids, it wasn’t so easy and I couldn’t get the scale budge towards the lower numbers at all. So one day it finally hit me that I had to do something about it and get back to my exercise routines […]

Water and Scheduled Eating – Tara Bernardin

The most significant thing I changed in my fitness journey was to only drink water with the occasional soy milk for my cereal.  I really only drink water now. Truly, this was most likely the hardest thing to do. Does anybody truly like just drinking huge amounts of water? I realize I didn’t. It required […]

Start Kids Early in Exercise – Tara Bernardin

The world is an ever evolving, fast paced society and I think we need well rounded people to occupy it. To create these individuals, I think that mental health exercise and other outdoor activities play an important role because they can act as stress busters in this crazy world we live in. We are often […]

Slow Down – Tara Bernardin

Sometimes it’s hard. There has been dies when the tears flowed freely and often. There have been weeks when things seemed so terrible I felt that I couldn’t be the mother or the spouse I needed to be to my family. I would run but even my body was betraying me. After even some moderate […]

Fitness Is a Way of Life – Tara Bernardin

Getting healthy is a choice. Getting fit is based on many decisions that you have to make consciously and be disciplined in your daily life following routines that you continue whether you are in the mood or not. A fitness routine involves resilient behavior that is melded into a training program that fits your needs. […]

Best Memory of My Dad – Tara Bernardin

The most enduring memory I have of my father is from my wedding day. It was beautiful June day and we had an outdoor wedding.  He was getting ready to walk me down the aisle.  My father was holding my hand. I’ve always felt so safe when my dad was holding my hand, like there […]

Driving in the Rain – Tara Bernardin

A few years ago when I was on my way to a friend’s house I experienced one of the scariest moments of my life. It was late and the roads were dark and wet because of a recent downpour. I don’t like driving in the rain but have done so hundreds of times. I reached […]

Starting a Workout Routine – Tara Bernardin

I have never worked out on a regular basis for more than a week before 5 years ago. It all began because of some personal issues and I needed an outlet. I believe in, GO BIG OR GO HOME so I decided to sign up for a local triathlon.  I talked to my husband about […]