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 http://exercise.lbl.gov/ 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 Thumbtack.com, 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