Sunday, August 24, 2008

This is why I called the previous blog "back in the saddle." I meant to include this video. It's inspirational.

Back in the Saddle Again

This is the other time of year everyone starts up on their fitness routine or revives an old one. Of course, January would be the other time. For this new school year and new you, start thinking about where you want to see yourself in 5 years...1 Christmas. If you start writing these things down, you can start checking off your fitness goals.
So, if you are new to me or you are just getting started, make sure you review where I have been so far and then check out my new poll at the bottom. I look forward to hearing from you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Are you getting into the craze of the Olympics? Time to unleash your inner Olympian and get out there. I am inspired by the grace and balance of our gymnasts, the power of the swimmers, and the bravery of the polo team (seriously!). Now, to translate to your life, take a look at the olympians at , or check out how they workout at . You can even find out what they are listening to.
Speaking of inner-athlete music, I happened upon some FREE workout music that can definitely get you moving on itunes! Look up the podcasts for Exercise-World Fitness. There, you will find a huge selection of music from yoga to cardio. Fantastic!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Next Step: Scheduling

So after you know where you want to go and when, let's talk day-to-day schedule. Most people live on a general schedule: when you wake, work, etc. Well, most people find that living on a daily schedule helps coordinate all things in life. For instance, what is the grocery shopping day? When do you do your regular hair appointments or other appointments? Do you have a scheduling software program or do you do a pen-to-paper style? Either is fine (check out for a free scheduling software). Pencil in your regular work, wake, play, etc. Schedule. Then, pencil in when you normally eat. And try to stick to it. Then, pencil in your workouts. Include what you plan to do, where, and how long. Get someone to make you accountable to this new schedule (a workout buddy, spouse, or peertrainer buddy), and start living on this schedule. Welcome to the end of the "I don't have time" lame excuse. No More!
Some people have to use several schedules, especially shift workers. That will take more planning, but it's worth it, and technology can definitely help.