Wednesday Nostalgia: If you wait for perfect…

Maybe it’s the fact that we’re now clearly into the fall season in Seattle, when it’s completely dark outside when I wake up. But something is making me awfully nostalgic for the winter last year when I started the Every48 blog. What I wanted to do with this blog was to be accountable to myself…

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…

You are a laboratory of one. Be a mad scientist.

Ever since I started to get my own health under control five years ago, I’ve considered myself a “laboratory of one.” Let me explain. If I were to have started reading all of the legitimate-seeming scientific studies, the nutritional texts, the biology and chemistry and exercise physiology books, and the magazine articles that all advertise…

What to do when you don’t want to do anything. At all.

My nephew just turned 20 months old. (At his age, you count the months. I can’t wait until he’s starting to know how tall he is so that he can tell me his height in eighths of an inch.) The thing about toddlers is that they are very clear on what they want to do,…

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…

Tools, not rules

A few days ago a friend from my hometown sent me a Facebook message about Every48. She’s a busy mom who had been landlocked with her kids in the house for a few days because of the snowstorms and school closings back East, and she was doing her best to get thirty minutes of exercise…

If you wait for perfect

It’s Friday Meme Day at #every48 – my chance to bring you the best of the week’s exercise-related memes from my Facebook feed. And here we are with today’s entry. If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. Do you have a mantra, a saying, or just a word that gets…

Time, Part 2: “That time” of year.

Once upon a time, during a conversation in December, amidst all the holiday temptations and treats, somebody said it was so hard to take care of themselves because “it’s that time of year.” A wise sage in the same conversation piped up and replied: “It’s always ‘that time of year.’” Thank you, O Wise Sage,…

Dress for Success

There’s a crazy cold wave on the East Coast right now. And thousands of people training in Boston right now for the Boston Marathon – including elite marathoner Shalane Flanagan, who will compete to win the whole race in April. The Boston Marathon organization (my heroes forever, and not just because of what happened last year…