Workout Without Leaving the House

It’s starting to get cold out. And it’s dark – a lot of the hours in the day. In these days, going for a run or getting to the gym isn’t always an option.

For those moments, I keep a workout routine handy that can be done without any equipment, is an adjustable length for whatever my schedule can accommodate, kicks my tail and is somewhat enjoyable (I swear intervals make workouts faster.)

So here it is. In case you’re trapped indoors by cold weather, traveling for the Holidays and away from your gym, or have limited time in between Holiday parties, this at home workout has saved me many times when everything else, except my commitment to myself, falls through. Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 12 – Steady April Showers

I fell asleep listening to the rain and woke up to its sweet rhythm too. It was so beautiful, I could have laid in bed listening to its relaxing pitter patter all morning (or maybe I was just tired from the weekend?) And then all the other sounds started happening: movement in the house, the dog, breakfast (going on 30+ years now of cringing at the sound of someone else eating cereal). Here are the things, besides my coffee, that I am enjoying Continue reading

Why I follow Jessica Alba’s Workout Rules and Break Jillian Michaels’

There are some pros and cons about being a first born rule follower. Con: I can be predictable. Pro: I can set my own rules around things I want / know I need to do and then I have to do them because as a rule follower, I am obligated.

Over the years, I have created a series of rules about working out. Some follow Jessica Alba (i.e. 1 and 5), while some (like #5) contradict Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 3 – Never Say Never

Monday’s here! What a week! It was a reminder that life is one big adventure full of chapters. It started with the enduring concept that I keep forgetting: Never say Never because you-know-who laughs at you. And led into a weekend that highlighted several of those chapters: a girls night with mama friends, catching up with old high school friends, drinks with neighbors and ended with a drop-in from family. Life is good.

Make sure your coffee is in hand. Here we go for this week!…

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