Meme Week Monday: Where strength really comes from.

[Every48.com will be on hiatus this week while I’m cooking up some new content for the holiday season. This week I’ll feature a favorite “fitness meme of the week” post every day from the collection of memes on Every48.com. Enjoy – and then get out there and get your workout on.] Where Strength Really Comes…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Fall Seven Times…

From a lovely Pinterest page collecting inspirational quotes: Not just because I had an actual fall almost two weeks ago that has wreaked a bit of havoc with my running training…but because this idea is what can separate those who fulfill their life’s dreams from those who try once, stumble, and decide not to try…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Earn Your Rest

Today’s fitness meme comes from blackrockfc.com: This is a trap I fall into once in a while…giving myself permission to take “rest days” I haven’t really earned, because I haven’t really been kicking my butt in my workouts. Rest days are there to help our bodies regenerate and grow, AFTER we’ve given them the stress…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Stop Giving Up

On this October Friday morning, here’s a thought that has kept many of us in the game just long enough to realize that staying in the game is the game: The best research out there on long-term weight loss tells us that those of us who reach our weight goal and maintain it for the…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Running is purpose.

I love running, because it gives me a goal every time I go out there. Running is purpose. And so is any other form of physical activity. This meme uses a quote from the wonderful DailyBurn.com article I posted last week about exercising when you’re grieving a loss. It’s powerful stuff. Have a great weekend….

Fitness Meme of the Week: Hippocrates was right.

Ever notice how the more things change, the more they stay the same? Or, in other words, how much we figured out about the benefits of solid nutrition and regular exercise…centuries ago? Hippocrates predates us by a couple of millennia (to be more or less exact, as much as one can be about these things,…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Going. No. Matter. What.

I hesitate to write “Don’t Quit” here…because I’m not the biggest fan of “Don’t” statements – but it’s true. Keeping going with the things we know we’re really supposed to be doing is really the only way to succeed in anything. And getting rid of the things we’re not supposed to be doing – those…

Fitness Meme of the Week: The only bad workout is…

…the one you didn’t START. Yup – that’s an official original meme from Every48.com for you today. If you started a workout, you won. Just start. Do the “fifteen minutes of angst” thing and hang in there for just a few minutes. And see if your brain doesn’t immediately lock in on how awesome it…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Where strength really comes from.

How do we get strong? We challenge ourselves to do things we didn’t think we could do. Strength really is a metaphor, isn’t it? There’s actual physical strength, of course, which we build by trying to lift a slightly bigger weight, slightly more than we did before…and watching our bodies adapt. There’s the kind of…