Ditch the Scale!

As if you needed more evidence that the scale doesn’t tell the whole story.  Here is definitive proof! This is 5 pounds of fat (2.5 kgs) vs. 5 pounds of muscle.  They weigh the same, but as you can see muscle takes up less space. Don’t judge your success by the...

Key 2 Joy

First I want to thank you for taking time to read my blog.   I appreciate the opportunity to share my thoughts with you.  Second, what is Key 2 Joy?  This blog is intended to give you, the reader, a better understanding of Key 2 Joy.  Enjoy! My name is Shannon Keyes...

What is this thing called Chair Yoga?

This is an article I wrote for the Our Town Colonie magazine earlier in 2012 titled: What is this thing called Chair Yoga? Yoga has become very popular in recent years, but has been around for thousands of years.  Yoga has gained such mainstream recognition because it...

Release Expectations!

This is an article I wrote for the Our Town Colonie magazine for this December 2012 titled: Release Expectations! Why do people feel “holiday stress?”  At first glance, it seems the opposite of what the holidays represent.  There’s even a song stating “It’s the most...

Lasting Weight Loss

This is an article I wrote for the Our Town Colonie magazine earlier in 2012 titled: Lasting Weight Loss Hundreds of pounds are lost and regained every day.  Deprivation plans and extreme fitness programs are difficult to maintain and the catastrophic side effects of...