100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 50: Glass is Half-Full

As we hit the half-way marker for my 100 day writing challenge, I want to reflect on some things I have experienced.  While I am not where I’d like to be fitness-wise or professionally, I am hopeful that my physical location and momentum to write will help inspire good choices and motivation to reach my goals.  I have spoken before about focusing on the positive, so I’d like to see my glass as half-full at this half-way point in my challenge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 50: Glass is Half-Full

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 22: Carrots and Sticks

I’m starting an experiment today that goes against what I preach for Zookeeper Fitness.  I just finished a book called “Carrots and Sticks” by Ian Ayres and in solidarity of trying new things, I have decided to enter into a Commitment Contract on their website, stickk.com to ensure that I finish my 75 entries of 100 Ways of EarthFit.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 22: Carrots and Sticks

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 17: Basics of Operant Conditioning

As a member of the AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers), I have access to a several great webinars on various topics associated with zookeeping.  Considering that my fitness book is based on principles of zookeeping with a focus on operant conditioning, I decided to look into the course titled “the Basics of Operant Conditioning” by Gary Priest of San Diego Zoo.  I’m so glad I did!  Many of the points brought up in the webinar were subjects I’m very comfortable and familiar with, but it was the topic of “Food Deprivation” that really honed me in, especially in regards to Fitness through Operant Conditioning. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 17: Basics of Operant Conditioning