Can’t do downward dog? Do downward “puppy dog”!

While traveling recently, I took in a Weight Watchers meeting in White Plains, NY and heard the leader give a great example of how to get a workout in, no matter how much (or little) energy you have, no matter how much (or little) enthusiasm you have…and probably even more important, how much (or little)…

Throwback Week: The Most Popular Post of 2014.

I ate badly yesterday, so I don’t want to exercise today. Ha ha ha. Maybe it’s because this post was first published on January 16, so it’s been around for a few months now. Or, maybe it’s because it just hits on one of those universal truths about self-care: Inertia counts…in both directions. Here’s the deal: When…

The 100th Post at Every48!

It really has been 100 posts since Every48 began in the wee hours of 2014. In honor of the event, this week is Throwback Week: five days featuring some of the most popular posts on the site, as well as a couple of my personal favorites. The “mad scientist” post made its first appearance in…

Planning Workouts 101: If you schedule it…

…It will come. I promise. I’m talking, of course, about workouts. Ah, schedules, to-do lists and, as my business coach likes to say, the “Stack of Shame.” All of the things we know we should do for ourselves that we, ahem, sometimes kind of just forget to do…or shove into the corner for a while…

Planning Workouts 101: What sounds like fun? Do that!

There’s an old saying out there about working out that goes something like this: “The best workout is the one you’re actually going to do.” That means for my Zumba friends, it’s Zumba. Except when it’s hot yoga. Or a cross-training class. Or hiking in the woods with friends. And for my hiking friends, it’s…

The Workout Toolkit, Part 3: “Go-To” Cardio Workouts

Situation: I need to do cardio and I’m brain-dead. That was me yesterday. I had planned a run, but just didn’t get out there when I should have. By 4 p.m., I was stuck. Tired. And uninspired. In these situations, I use my third workout tool: the no-brainer workout. (In case you’re new to Every48,…