Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Going. No. Matter. What.

I hesitate to write “Don’t Quit” here…because I’m not the biggest fan of “Don’t” statements – but it’s true. Keeping going with the things we know we’re really supposed to be doing is really the only way to succeed in anything. And getting rid of the things we’re not supposed to be doing – those…

Science Wednesday: Do your homework.

There’s an email glitch in the machine at Chez Wellness Playbook right now. Several emails I’ve sent, and several that were sent to me, simply disappeared. I didn’t get mine, my intended recipients didn’t get theirs. When you run a business that depends on making personal contacts with many people over the course of one…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: How to Get Started with a Fitness Program

How do you get started with a fitness program? Especially if you’re coming at it after a long layoff (think injury, formerly sedentary lifestyle, post-pregnancy)? One of my nearest and dearest buds let me have the straight scoop last week: Every48 can sometimes seem a tad, shall we say, intimidating. Something about those marathons, perhaps….

Fitness Meme of the Week: The only bad workout is…

…the one you didn’t START. Yup – that’s an official original meme from Every48.com for you today. If you started a workout, you won. Just start. Do the “fifteen minutes of angst” thing and hang in there for just a few minutes. And see if your brain doesn’t immediately lock in on how awesome it…

Monday “What Went Well”: I ran again…and it was okay!

What went well last week? I’m going to cheat and give you a scene from Sunday morning (yesterday)…because…drum roll please…I ran again, after a month of complete rest for my knee, and it was okay. You heard that right: I ran, and it was okay! It wasn’t a lot of running – hubby and I…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Where strength really comes from.

How do we get strong? We challenge ourselves to do things we didn’t think we could do. Strength really is a metaphor, isn’t it? There’s actual physical strength, of course, which we build by trying to lift a slightly bigger weight, slightly more than we did before…and watching our bodies adapt. There’s the kind of…