Small Steps – Big Gains

Here are a sampling of some little things you can do that will add up: Drink water instead of juice or soda. Make brown rice or whole grain pasta instead of white rice or semolina pasta. Add a veggie with every meal. Eat fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth. Add a few minutes of faster …

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Some days you’re a statue…

I like to mix up my boot-camp class with different things to keep it fresh.  Sometimes it works and sometimes, like today...not so much. My problem this morning was that my numbers were lower than I needed to properly execute the activity.  But I plowed ahead anyway. So after watching the workout unfold (badly) I …

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If they worked, it wouldn’t be called a short cut..it would just be the norm

The truth is, there no such thing as taking a short cut to better health and/or fitness.  It takes focus, commitment, dedication and a very high level of sticktoitness. Sure, there are people who want to sell you potions, pills or programs and promise you results.  And yes, some of these products or plans work …

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The Power of a Positive Morning Routine

Morning is hectic.  Whether you managing yourself and/or spouse or trying to get 1, 2 or even 4 kids out the door to school, and yourself to work or to your appointments it's usually a mad flurry of activity, stress and in my house, loud voices.  And let's be honest, this mad dash and increased …

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Now For Something Entirely Different

One word.  Podcasts.  I have a friend who loves them.  Just loves them.  But I just couldn't quite get into them because when I go for a run I don't want to fiddle with finding something to listen to and then it running out (no pun) while I was halfway through my 4 mile loop.  …

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By Jove, I Think He’s Got It

The first 10, sometimes even 20 minutes of a run usually don't feel good; mentally or physically.   It's too dark or too bright, you're too tired or really too tired and your body is stiff from sitting all day or it's so dang early you're still half asleep. Some days, especially in the dead …

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