10 Things that are Awesome

It's Friday and I thought heck, why not post something funny and slightly unrelated to exercise/health/fitness. This morning I arrived at school to find a wrapped present on my desk. Awesome. After unwrapping I was surprised and touched to find The Book of Awesome given by a good friend. The gift itself and the meaning … Continue reading 10 Things that are Awesome

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Wednesday Workout Tip: Lose the Gatorade

Gatorade is full of sugar (check out the nutrition label). While Gatorade seems to have dropped high fructose corn syrup (as of 2010 according to Consumer Reports) it is undeniably composed of sugar, sugar and more sugar. Yes, sugar is the new fixation in current media and with good reason. It's in a lot of food … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Lose the Gatorade

Evil Sugar: Both Sides of the Debate

"It rots your teeth" "It makes you crabby" "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" Yes, today I am talking about sugar. I recently watched a lecture by Dr. Robert Lustig who discusses sugar and how evil it really is, referring to it as a toxin. He provides a clear and concise … Continue reading Evil Sugar: Both Sides of the Debate

Happy Easter Egg Hunting

This year, why not turn your egg hunt into a family affair? Even if you're an adult child visiting mom and dad with no little ones to speak of, why not have an egg hunt? Seriously, why not? The entire process of purchasing, hiding and hunting for the eggs will cause a slight calorie burn … Continue reading Happy Easter Egg Hunting

Wednesday Workout Tip: Lift Weights

How many of you go to the gym and run/cycle/swim, shower and then leave? I would hasten a bet that most of you primarily do cardio. That’s great. No problem with cardio – it will improve your fitness which will reduce risks for cardiovascular disease and mortality. Yet, weight training should be an integral component … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Lift Weights

On Training, Maintaining, and Enjoying

The questions: "How's your training going?" and "Still doing that streak?" My answers: "Non-existent" and "Not happening" It would seem my motivation is definitely lacking. And it is. I know that I am supposed to be the motivating one giving you (my amazing readers) tips/tricks/ideas on how to maintain your motivation. Yet, today I thought it may be … Continue reading On Training, Maintaining, and Enjoying

“It’s not the time, but the will that is lacking”

"In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking" ~ Sir John Lubbock. I realize that some of you will disagree with this sentiment. I appreciate that time is often lost in the hustle and bustle of our days, … Continue reading “It’s not the time, but the will that is lacking”