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America’s Mind Plague- Excuses

Your excuses are legitimate. Now let's go work out.

The number one reason we have an obesity epidemic is because we make excuses under the guise of being busy, flexible, in crisis, skeptical, cynical, physically unable, too old, and selfless.  Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Bunches of Crunches

Crunches have gotten a bad wrap, not all of which is deserved.

View previous post in this series, ABsolutely Core Crazed.

Most trainers think crunches are a waste of time and have no functional benefit in our daily lives. They are correct. So why do I still do them? Read more

ABsolutely Core Crazed- Working Your Center

Core strength is the most important.

I am often asked how I work my core.  This is the area I feel most comfortable helping others.  This 6 part series is based solely on my personal experience and results that have worked best for me. Consult a professional trainer to modify these exercises to best suit you.

I read that you have to do 250,000 crunches to burn one pound of fat!  Remove a few zeros and you might struggle to lose a few ounces.  No wonder we give up before we start! Read more

CEP Allsports Calf Sleeves

Skitz Pick

Call it “Spanx” for athletes!  I love compression gear!  I own compression shirts, shorts, capris, socks and now calf sleeves.

 I race in them and wear them to speed my recoveries from hard workouts.  The tightness feels like a massage while you’re working out.  Similar to taping, except without the restriction of movement, compression gear provides support in all the right places.

Available in white, black, red, green, pink, and blue

Where to buy?

To purchase women’s version, click here.

To purchase men’s version, click here.

Read more about CEP products and benefits of compression.

 

Time to Workout Again?!

Good habits beat out good goals.

Are short and long term goals essential to our success in getting fit and healthy?  In my opinion, not so much.

Americans are quite good at goal setting.

“I want to lose 20 pounds by spring!”  “I’m going to eat healthier in 2012!”  “I’m going to fit in my high school jeans in time for my reunion.”  “I’m going to run my first marathon.” Read more

The Key to Discipline

Rules are NOT meant to be broken

Why do they have rules in elementary school?  To teach discipline and provide structure.  Without rules, there is chaos.  Does your life feel chaotic?  Here is how to bring discipline and structure to your life. (And a few warnings to keep you out of trouble). Read more

The Enormous Power of Questions- Your Steering Wheel

Questions are powerful motivators for change

PLAN your questions when you are motivated and don’t change them when you’re not.  The questions must reinforce rather than undermine your goal when you are making a decision.

Questions are more powerful than commitments, according to research done by Dr. Senay at the University of Illinois.  “Will I exercise today?” is more effective than “I will exercise today.”  The former inspires a sense of responsibility where the latter triggers guilt and shame.

There is a sense of self power that comes from your brain’s ability to answer the question.

The right questions have been the single most powerful motivator for change to my lifestyle. Read more

Welcome to WE MOVE

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. Read more