Tools to Keep You Active

If you need a little motivation or help with goal setting, a simple and somewhat ambiguous (but useful and fun) goal you might set for yourself is to cross America virtually. Set up a simple and easy to maintain account with You can track your mileage there.  Log it every day or every so… Continue reading Tools to Keep You Active

Job Searches and Thumbtacks

It’s not directly fitness/health/wellness related, but as I’ve been looking for work here in Chicago, I find myself without discipline and routine.  Makes it a bit hard to focus and plan and do workouts.  So, today, in a step in looking for long-term/permanent work and such, I joined, which seems to be a pretty… Continue reading Job Searches and Thumbtacks

Weekly Challenge #10–Stop Pinning!

So…I have been sucked into the wonder and idiocy of Pinterest, a delightful where one can pin 1000s of health tips, workout plans, dietary changes, recipes, places to see/go, music to listen to, etc., etc., etc. (And of course, the plethora of cat video and pics.) So my second challenge this week is to not… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #10–Stop Pinning!

Weekly Challenge #9–Drink More Water

I rather feel as though this one is self-explanatory, but I’ll add some additional info that might be useful, too, like how to calculate how much water you need to drink daily on a regular basis. I aim for 130 oz. water (caffeine-free beverages) daily on my rest days.  On days I workout, I add… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #9–Drink More Water

Weekly Challenge #8–Run a 5k

It had been quite a while since I’d run any “real” distance (more than a mile), so it was time to amp it up.  It was March before I did a weekly challenge because of some personal things going on.  Which made me all the more determined to get back into it and do more… Continue reading Weekly Challenge #8–Run a 5k