The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 5: Righting the Ship, Quickly

One of the gifts of fitness, and overall good health, that I’ve experienced in recent years is this: when I mess up, my body wastes absolutely no time in telling me so. Whether through a sleepless night, bad indigestion, fatigue, or other seriously unpleasant symptoms, a healthy body will really let you know when things…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 4: Keeping Promises

Otherwise known, variously, as “self-discipline,” “self-efficacy,” and a whole host of other terms, all of which basically mean one thing: we do what we say we are going to do. I will be writing this post rather quickly, because it is 8:20 a.m. and by 8:45 a.m. I’m going to be heading out the door…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 3: Getting Real

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was probably just Pennsylvania, where I grew up), I thought that people who looked fit and healthy had some sort of magic gene pool that they were drawing from to get that wonderful healthy glow about them. They were the lucky ones. I,…

We’re Ba-aaaaack! Lesson of the Last Two Months: We Gotta Listen.

Yes! Finally, after a hiatus that I’ll tell you all about soon soon soon, Every48 is back up and running. Thanks for your patience. Here’s just a smidgen of what I learned in the last two months—all of it applicable to the message of this blog. When something happens to our bodies, we gotta listen. That’s…

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…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 2: Patience.

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Patience, young Jedi. That is what fitness gives us when we make a long-term commitment to doing what we can, as often as we can, and not over-thinking the whole situation when we can’t. We do our best, and over time, our bodies talk…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 1: Energy.

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY With only thirteen weekdays left in 2014 (where did the time go???), it’s time to start looking at the big picture. Or pictures, as the case may be. This blog got its start in January 2014 as a commitment from me to exercise at least once every…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Run the Day

From a collection of quotes by author Jim Rohn: Yes. This. Now get out there. Even if it’s hard. Even if you’re epically exhausted. And especially if you don’t “feel like it.” And get your workout on.  

“Fitness when it’s hard” week: Rediscovering swimming

Working out right now, for me, is hard. Let me rephrase that. It’s Hard, with a capital “H.” My right shoulder is still funky and my energy level is a little low for a few reasons (I’m sure the seasonal funk of suddenly having it be nighttime at 4:30 p.m. in Seattle is  a part…