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Friday, November 20, 2015

Keep Motivated

If you are like me, it's hard to keep motivated when the holidays come. There is so much to do, a lot of food and the weather makes me want to cuddle up with a good book. I have been staying motivated by working out during lunch. I do yoga twice a week, Zumba once a week and a workout DVD the other days at work. I can't imagine having time to work out for an hour if I don't just take my lunch break to exercise. I dedicate that time for my health and wellness. It gives me more energy and keeps me fit. I sure don't want to gain weight during the holidays. I'll be taking a week off to play tourist with my sister and my niece who will be visiting from Singapore. I haven't seen them for so long and we plan to do active things like ice skating, indoor rock climbing and spending days at amusement parks.

How do you keep motivated? Please post your replies in the comment section.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Yoga Heals Vet

(This poem is inspired by a true story)

I was a disabled Vet

Doctors told me I'd never walk normally again

Chronic back and knee pain

Made me unable to work out like I used to

For fifteen years, I suffered in this living hell

I ate too much and gained a lot of weight

Then I discovered yoga

Many teachers turned me away

But one believed in me even though he did not

Know me - I fell many times

I just got back up and tried again

By persistance and perseverance, I gained back

My mobility and lost a hundred forty pounds

Best of all, I can now walk as well as run!

Watch the video at:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Good Trick or Treat

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began in 1950 as a way to help kids who need. Since then, children all over America have gone door-to-door on Halloween with UNICEF collection boxes. They have raised more than $175 million to date. Now, you can Trick or Treat online at

Check out resources and ways to introduce UNICEF to your school, work, friends and family at

Enjoy the Peanuts Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF video at

Download & print your own box label at

Friday, October 23, 2015

More Special Olympics & Sports

Special Olympics World Games was more than two months ago.
Continue your support

Become a Coach
A Special Olympics coach serves an integral role in transforming lives through sports training and competition. For more information, contact Erica Pueblos at

Refer a Potential Athlete
Do you know someone who would like to become a Special Olympics athlete? It's easy to get them started on their journey to meet new friends and experience great rewards in achieving the best that they can! Visit our website to find out how!

Go to an upcoming competition and celebrate with athletes at

Fall School Games

October 23
at Rancho Dominguez Prep
October 28
at South East High School

Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley
Regional Fall Games

November 7-8 in South Gate and Lakewood

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Free Don’t Lose Sleep Over Stress Webinar

October 21
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm PST.

Many adults who have sleep problems due to stress and anxiety say that their sleep problems contribute to an increase of stress or anxiety in their daily lives. Sleepless nights can affect your ability to concentrate and stay focused the next day. Health Net is offering a telephone/webinar (using a toll free number) that will identify how stress can affect your body and sleep patterns. The monthly webinar is offered to all Health Net members as well as non-Health Net insured individuals.

During the presentation you will also explore ways to overcome stress, learn relaxation techniques, and tips for a better nights sleep. We will also be offering you the opportunity to enroll in Health Net’s November 20-day Healthy Challenge Series – My Life in Balance, where participants who complete the challenge will be entered into a complimentary raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. Details will be shared the end of the webinar.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Walk to School Day

It's Walk to School Day on 10/7

School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America participate.

Avoid traffic, bike or walk if you live close to your school. I wish I live near my work so I can walk there.