Thursday, August 27, 2009

Our bodies NEED movement.

Exercise for sanity NOT vanity.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The reason...

"'For the record' exercise doesn't make you thin nor should we care. Rather let's learn how to show exercise as a human benefit then we can stop worrying about how we look and focus on how we better perform in the human race." T. Findlay

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Do Not Diet

Diets are not a successful weight loss tool for the long term. You can't diet forever because while being on a diet means that you can be off a diet too.

It is difficult for many to realize that healthy living is not a "program" but a lifestyle.
Think about the years it has taken to develop current habits (good or not so good).

Making changes and developing new habits takes time, but you CAN change them.

Focus on one change at a time.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Find ways to incorporate fitness into your life everday.

Sometimes you won't have time for 30-60 minutes of cardio and that's ok if you are doing these simple things.

1. Walk instead of drive if you can
2. Park far away in the parking lot.
3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator

Is there something you do that's not on the list? Let me know.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Buddy System!

Staying on track with a regular exercise program can be a challenge, especially if you're on your own. Consider finding an exercise buddy to help keep you on track and accountable. Accountability is the key for success.

Find a buddy or be a buddy...

This is my running buddy and me running the Rock and Roll Arizona Marathon in January 2008. We just started running together again after a 9 month hiatus. She really pushes me to work harder and be a better runner, whether she knows it or not. (I bet she doesn't know it). Her email a couple weeks ago about running together again was a pleasant surprise. So we started off with short distances....4 miles last Saturday and almost 5 today.

I even almost cancelled today, citing rain as an excuse, but then the rain stopped and I couldn't use that as an excuse anymore....and we had it planned and she was counting on me to run and I knew I showed up.

Today's run was a struggle with more hills, (a ton more hills) but I did it (even though I did have to ask her to slow down a couple of times). And not even knowing it, she pushed me to run faster and longer because I was not going to stop, even when it was hard she kept me going because she kept going. Thanks, buddy.