Is Monday really the best day to start a new workout plan?

Really? Is Monday really the best day of the week to start a new lifestyle change? It could be a workout plan, or a nutrition plan (not a “diet”), or a change in how we live or work or do something that seriously affects our lives. The Google search for “why Monday is the best day…

Quotables Week: Wisdom from “Younger Next Year”

There’s a secret weapon in my fitness and health arsenal that for some reason I just haven’t written much about this year at Every48. It’s my bookshelf. There are some incredible thinkers out there who write amazing, inspirational prose about what fitness and living an overall healthy lifestyle are really all about…why it’s so great…

Throwback Thursday: Planning Workouts 101

After a couple of busy-busy days (and, full disclosure, not getting my planned workout in yesterday – yikes), I thought it best to do a Throwback Thursday post on the basics of planning our workouts. Yesterday was a doozy: late to bed last night (meeting of my regional professional speakers’ association), early to rise today…

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….

Weather Workout Challenge: Heat

I was going to write more today on what went well in the first half of 2014 and what I’d like to improve on…but then I awoke to a 90-degree day (I’m still traveling on the east coast) and realized, ouch. Weather can be a major, major player in trying to get a workout in…

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)…

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…