A special Friday post: Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Once in a while, Every48 breaks away from the usual schedule to bring you a special announcement. (Friday is normally Fitness Meme of the Week day around here.) And so it is today. September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.  It’s a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. A few months ago, Heather…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Running is purpose.

I love running, because it gives me a goal every time I go out there. Running is purpose. And so is any other form of physical activity. This meme uses a quote from the wonderful DailyBurn.com article I posted last week about exercising when you’re grieving a loss. It’s powerful stuff. Have a great weekend….

Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Looking Up (a repeat, for a friend)

I’ve shared this meme before at Every48, but today, I’m reprising it for my buddy Chris. Yes, I’m still sad. But today, I’ll be looking up. Maybe, just maybe, the people who have left us here on Earth are looking down at us, too, just to be sure we’re okay. Whatever else is going on in your…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Hippocrates was right.

Ever notice how the more things change, the more they stay the same? Or, in other words, how much we figured out about the benefits of solid nutrition and regular exercise…centuries ago? Hippocrates predates us by a couple of millennia (to be more or less exact, as much as one can be about these things,…

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…

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…

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…

Fitness Meme of the Week: “Everything is raw material.”

“Everything is material.” This is one of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given on how to sort through our memories, experiences, and especially our regrets. Today’s fitness meme comes from Twyla Tharp again – and her book The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life is just about required reading for…

Fitness Meme of the Week: The only thing holding you back is you

With apologies for the PG-13 nature of this particular meme, I just had to share it today, because it’s seriously relevant for me right now. I thought it might ring a bell with you too, so here it is: Here’s the deal. We spend an astounding amount of time in life wanting to change things….