I Absolutely Love Summer!


Patty Martin-Stewart
and Sharon Hilburn at the St. Paddy’s Half Marathon in Sugar Land.

Kids are out of school, and many families are able to spend more time together enjoying the sun. Whether it be vacationing away or a staycation, it is a wonderful time to spend outdoors, and there are so many outdoor activities.  In this issue, learn about golf lessons, and introduce golf into your summer activities.  Or, invest in lessons just so you can up your game. There are also many water activities available in the summer. Water aerobics is a great option to enjoy the water.  It is an excellent way to get some exercise that is easy on the joints and a good source of Vitamin D. Karen Young, AEA Certified Water Aerobics Instructor, shares her insights to making a splash this summer.

I recently attended the St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon for their 8th Annual race benefitting local charities.  There were 750 race participants and many volunteers to make it a success.  I joined Patty Martin-Stewart of Sugar Land Nutrition to represent absolutely! fit & fab and cheer at the finish line. As we approach summer in Fort Bend, there are so many opportunities to get involved in the community, including many local races for great causes. Check out our Community Calendar for upcoming races.

This issue we celebrate Nina Shanu as a Fabulous Fifty. Nina has such elegance and warmth.  She knows everyone’s name and brightens the room with her smile. She is a local attorney and group fitness instructor who is changing lives for the better on a daily basis.

My husband, Alan, and I love eating out and entertaining.  I always look for great ambiance and excellent cuisine that is also healthy.  Part of feeling fabulous is being able to enjoy great food and friends. It is especially gratifying when you can do it without guilt.  In Dishing Up Delicious: Fort Bend Chefs Serve It Up, we celebrate Fort Bend Chefs who do just that – provide healthy, great tasting options and a top-notch experience. Discover what motivates them, keeps them passionate and try some of their favorite healthy recipes.

Our cover story is also about staying healthy.  SignatureCare Emergency Center offers state-of-the-art, stand-alone emergency centers that make it easy to receive the expert medical care you need when a medical emergency is not what you planned.  Check out their newest location in Stafford as they celebrate their first anniversary serving our community.

Say hello to summer 2018. Spend time with your family, eat healthy and enjoy staying active!

Absolutely! yours,

Sharon Hilburn

Associate Publisher