Reality Check

I've had a Fitbit HR Charge for a couple of weeks now, and there are a few key things I've learned as a result: My quality of sleep blows. I'd benefit from giving my weekends a health overhaul. I have good intentions, but terrible follow-through. The quality of sleep thing doesn't surprise me, but it [...]

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Ready to Run

There's a long-time running joke in my family that goes something like this: "The only time I'll run is if someone is chasing me with a sharp object." I can't even count the number of times my mom, sisters, and I have said this, in one form or another. I've been trying for years to [...]

The Temptation to Quit

I dangle helplessly from the edge of a cliff, holding on by the tip of my pinkie finger. My feet scrape the side of the mountain - all efforts are futile attempts to pull myself up before falling into the ominous abyss gaping open beneath me. Fate taunts me from somewhere above, and I can see it [...]

Morning Workouts

Yesterday, I had decided I was going to start working out in the morning. For real. I was going to do it. I even changed my alarms (yes, plural) to make sure I would get up early enough to do it. But when my alarms went off this morning, I went, "Nope!" hit the snooze [...]

Mental Fitness Rut

The last few weeks have been rough. My normal routine is off, and I'm exhausted, overwhelmed, and frustrated. Knowing what I know about fitness and exercise, I know that I'd feel better if I could at least come out of my workout rut and get my butt in gear like it was before. I could [...]

Ditch the “Fat Pants”

Look in your closet. Do you have your sacred pair of "fat pants" neatly folded on the top shelf on the off-chance that you might need them? Or are they rumpled up on the floor because, well, you had an off day? One of the best things I did for myself was I decided to [...]