Can’t do downward dog? Do downward “puppy dog”!

While traveling recently, I took in a Weight Watchers meeting in White Plains, NY and heard the leader give a great example of how to get a workout in, no matter how much (or little) energy you have, no matter how much (or little) enthusiasm you have…and probably even more important, how much (or little)…

Fitness Meme of the Week: It will take time. Do it anyway.

This morning, reflecting on how long it sometimes takes to get great things accomplished, I’m kind of loving this meme: That is all. And I need to remember that message this week, because my schedule this week has been haywire…and that’s resulted in my missing workouts – yikes. One secret strategy I’ve put together over…

I forgot that today is an insanely busy day…

So here’s one of my favorite posts from earlier this year for your Thursday reading pleasure. This is the Every48 equivalent of a BTN workout, by the way – some days, you realize too late that everything is kind of nuts, so you’ve just got to “get it done” however you can. So I decided to…

I forgot how fast a “quick” workout can go by.

Monday was a busy bee kind of day: lots of places to go and people to see. And then it was 5 p.m., and my workout wasn’t, ahem, done yet. So I put on my running shoes and committed to a workout that was so short (considering my upcoming race goals) that it was going…

I forgot how fun dancing can be.

Once in a while I have one of those smote-my-forehead moments where I realize something that feels so simple, so straightforward, about living an active life that I had just forgotten. And then I somehow find my way back, and remember. This week is about those moments. This is “I forgot!” week at Every48. And…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Do what others won’t.

Today’s fitness meme comes courtesy of Thumbpress.com: Happy Friday. Get out there and get your workout on.  See you next week. Yesterday: A REST DAY … but I wish I had gotten out for a long walk, at the very least. It was a really pretty day outside and I stayed in and worked all…

Inspiration Week! What those inspiring videos are all about.

You may have noticed the “Inspiration Found Here” menu link in the main menu of the Every48 blog. It’s right here. But you may not have clicked on it yet to see what’s hiding behind that particular door. Let me share a bit of its history with you. I love film. Really, really love it….

Inspiration Week! There is always somebody else out there with you.

After a day spent feeling like Eeyore yesterday (those days still happen, even after a biggie weight loss and the massive, mostly-lovely life changes to match), it’s easy to fall back into the place where I always used to live: the land of not-right-now, I-can’t-do-this, and my favorite way to minimize all of the wonder…

Inspiration Week! An NFL coach on what a workout really is.

This week, I put out a call to my friends for thoughts that keep my friends going when they’re toughing it out in a workout. I received a gem of a response: this meditation on what a workout really is, from former Washington Redskins coach George Allen. The link below is from the Championship Coaches’…

Inspiration Week! A funny guy on a serious subject.

It’s Inspiration Week at Every48. As I gear up for what is going to be the most challenging part of my workout year, I’m going to be sharing some of the sayings, mantras, books, websites, and videos that help me to get my head on straight when I’m approaching a new challenge. Next Monday, I’ll…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Everybody is awesome.

Here’s the thought I wish to leave you with on this fine Friday the 13th as you settle in for World Cup madness: That is all. There is no perfect. There is no finish line (at least, not until you reach the big finish line in the sky). There is no moment of “ah, I’ve got this…