Have you ever exerted yourself so hard in the gym you can't even believe how much it took out of you? It doesn't exactly hurt (ok, sometimes it does) but you've reached your limit and so you just want to yell as loud as you can "MOTHAFUKKA!" Has that ever happened to you? It would be nice to have a . . .
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking about writing -- YOUR writing-- and are now breathing in the creativity and inspiration that permeates this Southwestern mecca. For . . .
If you're like me, and I think a lot of people are, you work out in fits and starts. There are times when I'm really into the gym and then, if I fall out of the habit it's difficult to get back into it. There are so many things I'd rather do--like read, write, see friends, watch a movie, cook--none . . .
Corporate boom times are long gone—I can’t remember for how long that “downsizing” has been so prevalent but people have been laid off in droves for more than a decade, I’m certain.Being without a job is frightening—there are bills to pay, responsibilities and retirement looming in the distance, and . . .
I have a love-hate relationship with my trainer. Let me start by saying that he's 6'4", weighs about 275 and is perfectly proportioned without being muscle-bound. Although I've been training with him some three or four months, I have no idea what his face looks like, because the rest of him's . . .
My fitness level is a complete reflection of the fact that I'm retired and lazy. Carbs are my favorite friends at a meal, especially whole wheat pastas, and I'll go to great lengths to avoid cooking protein. I'm just not that into it. But, age and fitness level have been nagging at us lately, so . . .
Have you overindulged? Or are you trying to eat more healthfully?Trainer Chris talked me into drinking this once a day. He calls it Green Drink. I try not to call it Swill.It's definitely a healthy beverage and is more or less palatable, depending on what you put in it. I know you're just DYING for . . .
We Americans are exhorted to Make It Happen.Just Do It. Create Your Life.Blah...blah...blah.It's the American Way.I bought into it, though. All of it.And to a great extent, I do believe that we can create our own lives if we want to.Undeniably, luck and serendipity have made a few propitious guest . . .
Yes, this would motivate someone to work out. But my trainer knows what works best with me.Today, part of my circuit training involved standing with feet apart, raising a heavy sand ball above my head then squatting and as I came down, slamming the ball hard into the grass.I wasn't slamming hard . . .
I've never had any upper body strength, at all. If I fell on the ski slope, getting up was a major ordeal. And I never was able to do a single pushup. And only faked the girl ones.That's why when M. noticed that my deltoids were hard as a rock, I started thinking. Hard pectorals. Hard deltoids. And . . .