Tag: exercise

Dec 11

Tight on Time: Holiday Fitness

Hands up if you’re one of the many to toss the towel in on fitness this time of year. Raise ’em up high if the reason is “no time.” It’s ok, because we’re about to change that.  Don’t freak if it feels like just one more thing on your to-do list, it doesn’t have to …

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Sep 11

Starting (and Keeping) A Thing: Maintenance

Even if it’s a small act, it’s the act of mental strength that’s important…”Today, right now I make the choice to do this because even though I don’t want to, and even though it would be easy to walk away from, I know it’s in my best interest.”

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Aug 18

A Little Flex Goes a Long Way

I realized yesterday that I started this stretching thing with relatively little info about stretching, how and when to do it, why it’s important, you know…some basics! So it’s back to basics today, with a few important things about this ‘thing’ that I’m starting. Flexibility is essentially your ability to move a joint through a …

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Aug 14

Start A Thing: Week 3

A week of success, and feeling like I’m really making a lasting change this time. Many times in the past I’ve attempted to add a solid stretching program into my regular training, and many times I’ve not been successful. But two weeks in, with a little help from you guys (accountability, it works!), some focus, …

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Aug 09

Back & Hips Stretches: An Update About My Thing

Time for an update! I’m happy to report that after training both Monday and Tuesday, I got my thing done! Two out of 3 down, at least one to go. Monday, same as last week, was shoulders/arms. I repeated the Triceps Stretch I did last week, and then I performed several stretches on a machine …

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Aug 02

Busted: Day 2

After declaring my body just “done” at the end of a kick-ass workout session this morning, my training partner turned to me and asked, “so what are you going to do now?” I’ll be honest, I was thinking that this was kind of a weird question. I replied, “Umm…I’m going home?” “That’s it?” “Yeah? I’m …

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Jul 31

Monday: The Day to Start a Thing

Diet? Exercise? Getting enough sleep? In honor of “starting on Monday,” I propose something new. I mean, it’s Monday – so it’s the right day for it, right?! Let’s take on a challenge and start something new, and this time – really make it happen. Novel…

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Jun 26

Autopilot, Rut-roh!

Nothing wrong with letting our inner auto-pilot take over once in a while, we gotta do what we gotta do, right? But if you’re suddenly finding it harder to get to the gym, go out for that run or fix that “favorite” meal, it may be just that inner-autopilot that’s steering you into the ground. Rut-roh!

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Jun 24

Showing Up

Oh you know how it goes, the same as it does with a lot of folks for making time for their workouts, eating right, etc….we get busy or life throws us a curve ball and something (or thingS) fall by the wayside…

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