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The Magic Pill - Physical Activity

Since we no longer have to hunt and gather our food, work behind desks, surf more TV channels than waves, use motorized vehicles instead of legs, we are a nation of sitters.  The only thing getting a workout are the nuts and bolts of our chairs as we put more and more weight on them.

My We Move posts will cover everything from how to get off the couch to the mental toughness it takes to complete a marathon or a triathlon.

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3 Secrets to Increasing Your Flexibility

Flexibility isn't about punishment but about freedom of movement.

Running Stretches-0044

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Grand Canyon “rim2rim2rim” Adventure: Part III

If you would like to know what it's really like to explore the Grand Canyon on foot, then this musical slideshow is for you.

 

Leading a FIT life does not require a treadmill, aerobics class or even a dumbbell. Above all, it requires 2 things. Desire and enthusiasm.

Over time everything gets stale if its repetitive. You don’t have to travel to a canyon or purchase expensive equipment.

Nature is free. Sometimes all we need is new scenery. Or a new buddy to talk to on a walk.

When you have desire and enthusiasm, commitment isn’t a battle but a reward.

To learn more about embarking on your own canyon adventure, view the entire 3 part series here for tips to make it a grand experience!

 

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says 'I'm Possible.'"

 

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Grand Canyon “rim2rim2rim” Adventure: Part II

All you need is desire and preparation when venturing into the Grand Canyon.

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Part II of this series will focus on what to expect and how to prepare for running or hiking the Grand Canyon. With these pictures and a 14 minute music slideshow (coming in Part III), I hope to give you a sense of what’s in store should you embark on this or a similar adventure.  These are the things I would want to know in advance (some of which I did know and some I wish I had known).

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Grand Canyon “rim2rim2rim” Adventure: Part I

A 3 part series of our 2 day trek through the Grand Canyon begins here.

Grand Canyon Part I

There is a big difference in mindset when you must reach a destination versus when you want or should reach it.

When there is no way out, our brains and bodies have a way of cooperating.

A year in advance, my husband and I planned this adventure. To run rim to rim to rim of the canyon in 2 consecutive days. I hadn’t run much on trails but that didn’t matter. I was itching to explore gorgeous terrain on foot. My husband agreed.

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Improve Your Speed With This “Mental Illusion” Treadmill Workout

You can fool your brain to get your legs to run faster!
These buttons can have a huge impact on your workout!

These buttons can have a huge impact on your workout!

This treadmill workout isn’t fun but it is challenging and it not boring. So 2 outta 3 ain’t bad. Especially when you get results immediately.

New to running?  No problem. This workout works for slow joggers or walkers too! Just adjust the speeds to your level. Reduce the length of the warm-up and tempo.

The only difference between the novice and expert is how many times you push one button.

Unfortunately, the workout needs to be on a treadmill. It’s not that you can’t accomplish this workout out on the road, but I haven’t figured out how to get the same training effect. I think I know why.

We have too much control over our mind and not enough control over our terrain outside. The treadmill belt is a mechanical authority. Don’t do what it says and it’ll spit you out. We’ll never out wit a device plugged into a wall. A treadmill is not known for unconditional love:).

There is 1 principle behind this workout. Fool your brain.

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Yoga & Creativity

Guest Post IconThis is a guest post by Dr. David Kulla.

 

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Creativity is required of all of us. We need it to do our jobs well, raise our children properly, and to create– whether writing, decorating, cooking or painting. Even if you don’t consider yourself a creative person, you still exhibit creative traits in the things you do throughout the day without even realizing it. Increasing your creativity through yoga can lead to an abundance of positive outcomes.

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The Anatomy of Discipline

This discipline dissection is designed to help you train your own Gazoo.

Anybody remember this guy?

Meet Gazoo! He’s your new best friend!

Gazoo and I became acquainted when I was a child watching the Flintstones cartoon. Gazoo is a little, flying, green martian that lands on my shoulder out of nowhere. Let’s just say I’m ying and he’s yang. He talks to me in my ear. He has a PhD in annoyance. Yet I’m so grateful for the little bugger. If it weren’t for him, well, there wouldn’t be a FITskitz- that’s for sure! Here’s a brief story to show Gazoo at work.

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Exercise Apathy

Even after years of working out, no one is immune to a break-in.

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Lately working out every morning has been a struggle. A mental battle with myself. I just don’t feel like heading to the gym, sweating, breathing hard, exerting myself. I just want to NOT DO IT! I yearn and plead with myself to do something other than work out.

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Lance Armstrong- Behind the Handsome Face

Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey was revealing and disturbing.

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I watched the televised interviews intently. Lance Armstrong was one of my favorite athletes. Not only did I tell my friends that I’d donate $1000 to his Livestrong foundation if I could just feel the muscles in his legs (lol:), but I watched all of his Tour de France wins TWICE. In the morning live and the exact same coverage again at night. I also believed in his innocence and thought he was the real deal.

My conclusion after the interviews. Lance Armstrong is a sociopath. There were telltale details within his confession that confirm his inability to feel empathy for others and an absence of social conscience. His actions characterized by chronic and continous lying in which the rights of others were violated.

I couldn’t help but experience detailed flashbacks of my work with sexual abuse perpertrators. In the midst of their confessions, verbal expressions of remorse, acknowledgement of guilt, they would mention the lacy dress the 9 year old little girl was wearing and how it felt to have her on their lap. Sickening stuff.

Here are the key parts of his interview I found very revealing.

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What We Can Learn When Our Heroes Fall [re-post]

SPECIAL POST: This post initially appeared on FITskitz.com on 10/22/12. In light of Lance Armstrong’s confession this evening to Oprah Winfrey that he did in fact use performance enhancing drugs to advance his career, I am re-posting this article. Next week I will post my reaction to the interview. I’m anxious to see which of these “effects” described below impacted his choices the most.

In my opinion, the only way for him to rebuild his reputation is to become fully transparent (including how he bullied others), pay up to those he wronged, and devote the rest of his career to being the conduit for cleaning up professional sports. He should admit he would have gone to his grave with his lies had he not been caught. But now he has a different kind of power– the power to use his own deceit, greed, and fame to stop others from doing the same. Unfortunately, his legal team won’t see it this way. Stay tuned Thursday and Friday on OWN.

Lance Armstrong reminds us of the common traps of ultra success.

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