Back in the Saddle: The Fitness Reset Button

Here’s the 14-weeks-postpartum fitness report from Every48 Central: WOW. After the most insane and incredible life change I could ever imagine, and after twenty of the 42 pounds I gained during the pregnancy decided they wanted to, ahem, hang around (in some places, literally) longer than they were welcome, I’m more convinced than ever of…

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…

Fitness Meme of the Week: It will take time. Do it anyway.

This morning, reflecting on how long it sometimes takes to get great things accomplished, I’m kind of loving this meme: That is all. And I need to remember that message this week, because my schedule this week has been haywire…and that’s resulted in my missing workouts – yikes. One secret strategy I’ve put together over…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Keep Looking Up

I don’t suppose you’ve noticed that I’ve had a bear of a week. But I hope you’ve noticed something kind of interesting about it: I didn’t give up on my workouts. And today, I kind of feel like this: And this: And so that’s my fitness meme of the week. Because yesterday, after a week…

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…

“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 Big Picture

This whole year-long effort is about the big picture. There are just lots and lots of little brushstrokes that form it, and every single one of them has something to teach me. Here is what I know for certain: I like feeling healthy. I feel healthiest when I’m active. I feel least healthy when I…