Category: Fitness

Some People Just Aren’t Born to Run

Have you ever wondered if there's something that you're the best in the world at, but don't know it because you've never tried? Maybe it's fencing or chess, sculpture or flute, poetry or coding. With the Olympics on, and with me struggling through this running challenge, I've been thinking a lot...

Exercise, the Elephant and the Rider

Imagine, if you will, a man perched on top of an elephant. The man is holding reins, steering the elephant down a road, and it seems, at first, that the man is in control. But the elephant is a large animal, three tons to be exact, and if it decides to...

30 Days of Exercise

I used to be a gym rat. A hard core, gung-ho workout fanatic. But ever since the baby, I haven't been able to get back into a groove. Granted I'm sleep deprived, hormonal and always on the go, but the truth is, I've gotten lazy. Last week I drove to...

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...

12 Things I Learned from My Year of Monthly Challenges

In the last 12 months, I learned how to meditate, sew, and play the guitar. I gave up gluten, dairy, and sugar, wrote a (horrible) novel, and held a fifteen minute plank. I experimented with lucid dreaming, cold showers, and the Law of Attraction. I organized my life (and my digital assets...

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...

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...