Category: Fitness

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Want to Make Some Changes this Year? Start With Your Keystone Habits

Do you have a long list of resolutions for the year? I do. Here it is: Learn guitar Practice piano every day Make music on Garage band Write every day Grow this blog Lose the baby weight Stay clutter free Improve Spanish Learn Italian Record my family history Start a side business Become a wine snob Sure, it’s a little crazy, but at least...

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Well? Did I Do It?

I’ll keep this short since I’m guessing you just want to know if I actually held the plank. The plank that I willingly spent the entire month teaching myself to maintain for 15 minutes. It’s kind of a stupid thing to try, really. And probably not the best thing for the lower back. But then again this challenge was never about physical fitness. It was a crash...

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Want to Feel Better? Just Take a Walk

e·mo·tion, noun, a state of feeling. It comes from the Latin word movēre which means to move. I’ve thought a lot about the relationship between the physical and mental this month. I’m fascinated by the idea that training our bodies physically has such a profound effect on our mental capabilities. And equally intrigued by the idea that sometimes, all it takes to feel better is...

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How to Build Mental Toughness in 30 Days

I have a challenge for you. Put two minutes on the clock. If you’re feeling strong, go for three. Now, get into your plank position and hold it for as long as you can. But while you’re holding your plank, I want you to pay attention to the things you think about. What are you saying to yourself? What adjectives...

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How to Train For a Plank Challenge in 30 Days

Training Diary: Week 1 Minute 1: I feel the first signs of discomfort before the first minute is up. Crap. I’d been banking on a longer grace period. Minute 2: The burning in my shoulders begins. I remind myself to squeeze the glutes, tuck in my stomach and not think about the four and a half minutes left to go. Sadly, the clock...

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Who Wants to Do a 15 Minute Plank?

Anyone? Anyone? Come on, it will be fun! Ok no it won’t. It will be crazy. But October is my month of fitness and I’m in the mood for a little crazy. Let’s just get one thing out of the way first. I am not a competitive athlete. Heck, I’ve never even run a 5k. But I am in good shape....