Throwback Week: The Fitness Meme of 2014 (so far).

First published on April 11, 2014. This one says it all. That’s the story, right there. We’re not looking for high-fives or admiration or glowing reviews from our friends when we step out on the town in a great outfit. We know that. When we lace up our running shoes…or pack our spinning outfit in a…

Throwback Week: If you wish you were Russell Wilson…

…or any other public person who seems to have a super-duper life – and you’re kind of sitting around and wishing you had that kind of a life, and you think you can’t, so you start feeling bad about yourself, and then your self-care suffers as a result, tra la la…well, this is the post…

Throwback Week: The Most Popular Post of 2014.

I ate badly yesterday, so I don’t want to exercise today. Ha ha ha. Maybe it’s because this post was first published on January 16, so it’s been around for a few months now. Or, maybe it’s because it just hits on one of those universal truths about self-care: Inertia counts…in both directions. Here’s the deal: When…

The 100th Post at Every48!

It really has been 100 posts since Every48 began in the wee hours of 2014. In honor of the event, this week is Throwback Week: five days featuring some of the most popular posts on the site, as well as a couple of my personal favorites. The “mad scientist” post made its first appearance in…

Fitness Meme of the Week: The Wordle!

This is what the Every48 blog looks like after almost five months of five posts per week:   Cool, eh? Check out http://www.wordle.net/ to create your own word cloud using any website or text. What I like about this word cloud is – just like magnetic poetry – it’s easy to imagine words going together that…

Planning Workouts 101: “Pair” your workout. Here’s how.

I got this idea from Gretchen Rubin when she spoke at the lovely UPOD Academy for writers in February. If you’re having trouble getting something done (say, a workout), “pair” it with something else so that it gets a little tastier, a little more attractive, a little more fun. Important! Pairing is not a reward. It’s…

Planning Workouts 101: If you schedule it…

…It will come. I promise. I’m talking, of course, about workouts. Ah, schedules, to-do lists and, as my business coach likes to say, the “Stack of Shame.” All of the things we know we should do for ourselves that we, ahem, sometimes kind of just forget to do…or shove into the corner for a while…

Planning Workouts 101: What sounds like fun? Do that!

There’s an old saying out there about working out that goes something like this: “The best workout is the one you’re actually going to do.” That means for my Zumba friends, it’s Zumba. Except when it’s hot yoga. Or a cross-training class. Or hiking in the woods with friends. And for my hiking friends, it’s…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Have Fun With It

From cosmo.ph: This is not only the meme of the week, it’s my fitness theme for the weeks to come. Time to make this thing fun. I love weight training right now, because I haven’t done enough of it recently. And I love running track with my buddies at RachelxTwo, so I’ll be joining up…