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3 Secrets to Increasing Your Flexibility

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

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My New Favorite Fuel! Honey Stinger Waffles

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I’ve seen these “waffles”on shelves at sporting good stores for awhile but thought they sounded horrible. When I think of waffles, I think of soft, moist and doughy. Not exactly what I’m craving when I’m pounding the pavement.

Then I visited one of my favorite adventure stores, Backwoods, to purchase a gift. And my workout life changed forever:)

Honey Stinger Waffles-

If my mama had only given me a better name everyone would love me!

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The Eye of the Runner: The Boston Marathon 2013

PERPETRATORS BEWARE! You messed with a tribe of determined individuals who don't stop until their work is finished!

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Today was business as usual. Up at 4:30am, made my daughter’s lunch, went to the gym, showered, answered work emails, headed to the grocery store and ran a couple errands.

Actually nothing about today felt usual. As if I left my heart in Boston yesterday like lost baggage. I didn’t bring all of me home. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

Hoo Rag

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Simplicity works for the Hoo-Rag™!

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Jackets for Wind, Rain & Cold

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Need a jacket so you can workout outdoors? Train in all kinds of weather? You can go bonkers looking at all the options on-line!

Let me save you the trouble. Being the gear goddess that I am, you can trust me that before buying any of these jackets, I researched and researched and RESEARCHED beforehand! That includes reading customer reviews, selecting the best materials, paying attention to weight and breathability, and of course, they had to be good looking! Read more

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. Read more

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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