Week #40 Goal: Create My NaNoWriMo Fitness Challenge

It’s that time of year again. The air turns crisp. The leaves change colors. The cat runs in circles chasing gusts of pumpkin pie spice smoothies… It’s almost time for NaNoWriMo! So, this week’s goal is creating my NaNoWriMo fitness challenge. For those of you who don’t know what NaNoWriMo stands for: National Novel Writing… Continue reading Week #40 Goal: Create My NaNoWriMo Fitness Challenge

Week #8 Goal: Incorporate Regular Stretching

Maybe I’m a freak, but I hate stretching.  I mean, hate it to the point that I occasionally have skipped work-outs because I didn’t want to do my stretches post work-out.  Kinda sad, I know.  I mean, I love the way I feel after stretching.  That “hurts so good” kinda thing from getting that tension… Continue reading Week #8 Goal: Incorporate Regular Stretching

Week #7 Goal: Switch to a Stability Ball

Simple enough.  I started this on Monday when I had guests come in from out of town and I needed an extra seat.  And I suddenly remembered why it’s so highly recommended as a replacement for regular chairs.  My hips and lower back don’t hurt nearly as much after a day of sitting on a… Continue reading Week #7 Goal: Switch to a Stability Ball

Week #6 Goal: Get Up and Move Every Waking Hour

Days I work with clients are easy to get movement in for hours straight.  My job, thankfully, is quite active. But the days I do the “business” side of work, or writing or other work from home, I just don’t move much.  So, about 1/2 of my week is spent highly active, and the other… Continue reading Week #6 Goal: Get Up and Move Every Waking Hour

My Biggest Fan and Motivator: My Husband

Some people use guilt, manipulation or bullying to “motivate” people.  I’ve heard of men telling their wives they are “too fat” or tell them that they think their wives or girlfriends would be “way sexier” if they lost weight, stopped doing this or that or if they did thus and such.  I’ve had men try… Continue reading My Biggest Fan and Motivator: My Husband

From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

For safety reasons, I will not reveal exact program timeline, etc., but here’s the basics. Since I’m already in fairly decent shape (I run, bike, walk a lot, and even when I don’t, I tend to return to my basic fitness from before within about a month), my focus is on the elevation change and re-upping… Continue reading From 183 to 3,600 metres: Training Program for Machu Picchu

Week #5 Goal: Waste Nothing

Realistically, as an American, I waste food, time, space, energy and money.  Why?  Because of busyness, laziness, tiredness, and a host of other things.  I’m sure that many other cultures deal with these issues as well, but I can speak to the American culture of wastefulness as a sad state of things.  We actually have… Continue reading Week #5 Goal: Waste Nothing