The Importance of Being Earnest (with Weight Loss)

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.Abraham Lincoln We’ve all felt it.That moment of determined decision, of fist-pumping and resolve.I am going to get healthy and lose weight.I’ll even start running. I am going to start running every morning.Every morning and every NIGHT.No more junk food, ever. Only vegetables. Only carrots from now on....All I will do is run and eat carrots. ...more

How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as the chillier temperatures move in. ...more

Fit4Mom Body Back: Final Results

For eight-weeks, I tracked my progress through Fit4Mom’s mom’s-only fitness program, Body Back. Never heard of it? You’ve probably heard of Stroller Strides, and that’s their program too....more
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a banana a day keeps the chocolate away...

Inspired by my success with NaBloPoMo last week, I've decided to add one more discipline to this week's routine: replace one sweet snack with fruit each day. ...more

Poor People are the New Running Ambassadors

I'm poor. Seriously. If you're a fancy running person with a job as a Product Tester/Ambassador and a checking account with more than 11 dollars in it, then you probably think poor runners are easily identifiable, and that we all look the same in our REI seasonal garage sale attire. I'm here to tell you we are not and we do not....more

Today......I faced a "fear".

We moved to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory three months ago.  Canberra is the 8th largest town in Australia with a population of 381'488. (Is that now 381'491?) Canberra is a planned city and the story is, I believe, Sydney and Melbourne were both arguing about where the country's Capital should be so canberra was selected in 1908 as a compromise. ...more

If Sitting Is The New Smoking, I'm Lightin' Up Again

I used to smoke a long time ago. I may still; I'm not really sure. I know I am eating more fiber and broccoli, drinking eight glasses of water a day, taking all my supplements, getting seven to eight hours of sleep, meditating at least twenty minutes, lifting weights, stretching, doing cardio, keeping my brain sharp with games that I really suck at, expressing gratitude, not lying to the government, connecting with someone everyday, not bullying a seventh-grader, Keeping Up with friends and relatives, being good to myself, and practicing random acts of kindness....more

10 Minute Stretches For After Your Workout

Flexibility Exercises for the Entire BodyPerform this stretch routine after your workout to help increase your flexibility, decrease residual muscle soreness the next day, as well as cool you down and stretch out ALL the muscles in your body.directions: hold each stretch for 20-30 secondstools needed: a mat...more

Finis – Swimp3