Throwback Thursday: That awesome exercise-weight connection.

Here’s one of the most popular recent posts at Every48 for this Throwback Thursday: a riff on the real connection between exercise and weight loss. The big takeaway: both exercise and nutrition matter when it comes to improving our health – and they feed off each other, literally. The Exercise/Food/Weight Loss Connection: It’s bigger than…

Science Wednesday: Empower yourself.

You may have noticed by now that I am a Science Type. (I tried writing Science Girl, Science Chick, and Science Nerd there, but none of those monikers felt right. I’m a woman, not a girl; I don’t think women and birds have a ton in common; and “nerd” just reminds me of, oh, I…

Monday “What Went Well” Report: Setbacks can be a gift

At least, that’s what I’m telling myself today. Here’s one of the little secrets of weight loss: it really, really helps when your primary exercise is long-distance running. That sport burns energy like nobody’s business. I’ve been at my leanest when I was in the throes of major-league race training. And today, I can’t run…

Fitness Meme of the Week: This is your life.

This meme needs no introduction, and no explanation. It’s just rockin’ awesome. Have a great Friday – and of course, a badass workout. See you next week. Recent #Every48 workouts: An unexpected rest day on Wednesday (I was a wuss…that is all). Made up for it Thursday with a great indoor BIKE ride – 55…

Throwback Thursday: Getting healthy and wealthy – slowly

This post is from  February 2014 – when the blog was just a mere 30 posts or so. It’s one of the most important lessons I’ve learned in the time since really devoting myself to getting healthy. I liken it to building a successful business. Nothing happens overnight – and the initial excitement quickly gives…

Science Wednesday: Yes, exercise works at any age.

So, according to a dear friend who posted this idea to my Facebook account yesterday after I bemusedly commented on the fact that the Bum Knee Post from Monday attracted more readers in a single day than any other post for at least the last month…I have some content here that appears to be “age-appropriate.” For…

Monday ”What Went Well” Report: Bum knee, but not for long!

It had to happen eventually. After a lifetime of running (sometimes at a wildly inappropriate weight for the kind of stress that knees take on a regular basis with all that pounding), I finished my ten-miler last Sunday afternoon and felt…something. No pops, tears, or trauma. Just…something that wasn’t right. So I called the nurse…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Twyla Tharp on Rituals

From Twyla Tharp’s amazing and inspirational book, The Creative Habit: I’m starting to get very excited about delving into the lives of creative people who know how to get things done. At a recent coffee with a friend-of-a-friend who has started and funded several companies, I was reminded of just how much of getting what…

Throwback Thursday: That amazing Jim Carrey speech

Jim Carrey is a great comedian and an even better commencement speaker. I loved this talk so much the first time around, I’m sharing it again today on Throwback Thursday at Every48. Enjoy. A funny guy on a serious subject [First published on June 16, 2014.] It’s Inspiration Week at Every48. As I gear up for…

Science Wednesday: This is your brain on exercise.

It’s Science Wednesday at Every48 – my once-a-week opportunity to share with you study findings, thoughts from big thinkers, or other literature in the big wide world of exercise and health science to learn more about what actually happens to our bodies when we live an active life. Today’s installment comes from the world of…