Recently an acquaintance asked, “Why do you focus so much on races and race results on your website when you always lose?” Ouch! That sure could hurt if I followed her definition of winning. Every time I cross the finish line, I win. Every time I show up, I win. Signing up for a race or triathlon is my motivation to get moving. Each time I get a workout done, I also win. … [Read more...] about Motivation: The Ebbs and Rises of Its Tide
Like millions of other Americans, did you made a long list of New Year's resolutions with much enthusiasm and optimism? I bet you promised yourself that starting January 1, 2016, that you would lose weight, get fit, do an Ironman® triathlon, an ultramarathon, eat more kale and less red meat, stop procrastinating, keep a clean house, get a raise and a promotion at work, be less … [Read more...] about It’s February 1. What Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?
When I spotted this Facebook yesterday, I simply had to share its truth with you. If you're struggling with your weight, I want you to embrace this message with your entire being. The graphic reads: "This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will not tell you how beautiful you are, how much your friends & family love you, or how … [Read more...] about Don’t Let a Scale Define Who You Are
We sure can come up with the excuses not to exercise: "I've got a family to take care of...""I'm too tired after work...""At my age, it's too late...""I've got this medical condition...""I'm not a morning person...""People will make fun of me...""It's too hot (or too cold, too windy, too rainy)..." While some excuses may have merit (such as thunderstorms and dealing with … [Read more...] about We Do Because We Can
The graphic reads: "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." Source: American Council on Exercise (ACEFitness.org) … [Read more...] about Fitness Friday: Something to Keep in Mind