Monthly Archives: July 2013


‘Certain Age’ got your Metabolism? Push back with FitBURN*

* Metabolism is a complex process that can be complicated by any number of mitigating factors.  FitBURN notes the complexity.  While the suggestions are drawn from evidence-based science, please consult with your health care professional to answer any questions and to make sure you are healthy enough for vigorous physical activity.

Dastardly ‘Certain Age’!  Sneaky and […]

By |July 29th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Get Back on the Horse

So, you fell off the fitness wagon.  One day missed turned into two, turned into a week.  Crazy at work, kids/grandkids sick, car trouble, root canal…  You name it, it all seemed to happen. 

What now?  Do you need to run laps or do push-ups to get back in activity’s good graces or pay penance?    

Fear not.  […]

By |July 28th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Circle Back to…Target-Rich Achievement

…A reminder to keep your gaze fixed on the sunny side of the street  

Star Wars fans know about the ‘Dark Side’ – the Jedi metaphor for all things Evil; and so to be avoided at its base value even in the face of the tempting power it can yield.         

A dark side temptation of exercise […]

By |July 26th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Type-A Activity Rat? – Ok, It’s a Solid Start…

Activity profile:  prioritizes engagement, self-identifies as an athlete, hard workouts are followed by harder workouts, only RARELY experiences a “I don’t wanna do this set,” much less day, follows a sport-specific training plan, plays organized sports during the week and tournaments on weekends, participates in all types of endurance events, takes only activity-focused vacations, competes […]

By |July 24th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Is My Life Really Incomplete if I Don’t Ever (insert activity here)?

Alternate title – Avoiding the doing requires much more energy than the doing

Ever been on the treadmill at the gym and had that ‘I probably ought to check that out someday’ feeling while watching the crowd assemble for the group fitness class, but then talked yourself out of it or poo-pooed the idea? 

Maybe it seems […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

The Staging of Physical Activity

Alternate title – Plush cotton towels are nice…paper towels can accomplish the same thing 

A Broadway production compared to the local elementary school’s annual play-

Woodstock (the original!) compared to the community band’s recital at the community band shell-

The Super Bowl compared to the Saturday morning coed flag football league championship game-

Olympic Games 100-yd dash finals compared […]

By |July 19th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Alternate title – When is the other shoe going to fall?

Your physical activity world has never been better.  You have strung together more consecutive days of FitBASE workouts than ever.  You are regularly trialing FitBESTS and seeing real benchmark improvements and you are having fun trying new activities to add as FitBUBBLES.  And, oh yeah, […]

By |July 14th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

Activity in 3-D, HD, Blue-Ray

Digging to China in the sand box as a kid was really slow until we figured out a snow shovel moved a lot more sand than a kiddie plastic beach shovel.  Big difference!  Then when we borrowed the neighbor’s to add to the arsenal, wow! we became digging machines.  Using the kiddie shovel was fun, […]

By |July 9th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

mo t. vation AND nomo t. vation

By |July 8th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

By |July 7th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments