Throwback Thursday: “Try a little harder.”

If you’re stuck in a rut with your workouts, or anything else in your life, this is the Throwback Thursday post for you. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (well, really just one city away: Seattle), somebody gave me work advice, but it was really workout advice. And it changed my…

Throwback Week: If you wish you were Russell Wilson…

…or any other public person who seems to have a super-duper life – and you’re kind of sitting around and wishing you had that kind of a life, and you think you can’t, so you start feeling bad about yourself, and then your self-care suffers as a result, tra la la…well, this is the post…

Workouts are Pass/Fail. If you show up, you passed.

Got to talking with some people on the weekend about keeping enthusiasm for workouts going. Just about everyone in the group acknowledged that it can be hard, hard, hard to get out there. Even though they also admitted that working out has a 100% success rate. Nobody ever regrets getting out there to get their…

Control your schedule and your routines, not your moods

This is a post about how to get things done. Specifically, the things that are most likely to help us be at our best, when we least feel like doing the work involved in getting there. To get exercise into your schedule, I no longer wait until I’m “in the mood.” I just  do it, and…

If you wish you were Russell Wilson, read this post.

It’s Meme Day Friday (not to mention our last #BlueFriday of the NFL season), and in the spirit of Sunday’s Super Bowl, let’s go with some Russell Wilson memes today. So…here’s what I’m thinking about on this fine Friday morning. After two weeks of nonstop media coverage, it is insanely easy during Super Bowl week…

“Try a little harder.”

Three years ago this month, a project manager I was working with gave me the single best piece of workout advice I’ve ever received. He didn’t know he was doing it at the time. We were on a big consulting project for a client and I was preparing a slide deck summarizing research that had…

The BTN Workout

There is a secret workout that gets me out the door every time, no matter if I’m exhausted, worn out, frustrated, or underslept. It’s called the BTN workout. BTN = Better Than Nothing Yesterday I was completely not interested in running 12 miles, which was in my workout plan for the 2014 Boston Marathon. I…