We’re baaaa—aaaack! And with a new team member in tow.

Okay. Guilty as charged. Right in the middle of the holiday season last year when you were anxiously awaiting the next installment of the 12 Gifts of Fitness, Every48 sorta kinda dropped off the map. It was temporary. And it was, in the end, for a very, very good reason. I was suddenly unbelievably exhausted…

On hiatus…back very soon!

It’s not your imagination, or your email account losing notifications of blog posts. It’s me, your intrepid Every48 author, who’s been down with a fun little holiday illness for the last week with very little energy to write…blech. Back very soon with the remainder of the 12 Gifts of Fitness! Until then, get out there…

Monday “What Went Well”: The October stats report, finally.

The National Institutes of Health tells us that simply writing down what we eat leads to weight loss, because we become naturally more attuned to what we’re eating and we tend to eat less overall. (Medline Plus, an NIH website, has a nice article: “Eating Habits and Behaviors,” that gives practical advice for becoming more…

Tuesday Workout of the Week: The Two-By-Five!

No, that’s not a new measurement for a piece of wood. It’s a workout I created last Friday when I really, really needed to get out and exercise, because I had a three-day dry spell last week where I didn’t move a whole lot. (There were acute contributing circumstances. I haven’t gone three days without…

Best Practices, Part 1: Tummy texts.

This is the story of how a basket of deep-fried tortilla chips taught my tummy to, ahem, text me its displeasure – 18 hours later. So there I was yesterday morning, running in a place I hadn’t been to in a while but that held very fond memories for me, and I was getting in…

Presenting…The triumphant capillary story!

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, no, it wasn’t, really. It was more of a cloudy and ever-so-slightly drizzly March morning on Mercer Island, which is just a mile due east of Seattle, sitting in the middle of Lake Washington. Lovely, spendy – and hilly. Really hilly. It was March 2011. I had…

Live your life like a clock

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I struggled mightily with my health. I was “trying” – whatever that meant – but it wasn’t getting me far. A wise friend named Martin Duffy (someone about whom I’ll write much more here during 2014) told me something that has stayed with me ever…

Yesterday was better. Now, back to business.

This will be a quick check-in because I have to fit in my #every48 workout this morning before a busy, busy day. Back to business. Yesterday was really good, with healthy meals and an excellent 60-minute spinning class to start the day. I felt sluggish getting out of bed yesterday, hadn’t slept well after some…