‘100 ways of fitness’

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 56: Hoppy Easter!

In CrossFit, for special holidays and member birthdays, an especially difficult and challenging workout is usually planned.  It’s CrossFit’s way of saying they care, I guess.  I like incorporating similar challenges for my Bootcamp, where I typically have a particular workout planned for certain holidays.  With it being Easter, I…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 32: Good Form, I Say

Visiting a great CrossFit box for a trial membership has been great for me to work on fitness goals that I just don’t have the equipment or facility to practice at times.  But more than anything, I’m really proud of myself for not bending to the pressure of competition or…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 31: Great Workout, Anytime

With my husband off to his figure drawing open studio and my late shift at the wildlife refuge, I decided to forego another CrossFit WOD for the day, and finished my trial membership at Anytime Fitness, just down the street from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.  

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 30: Take Time to Do Things Right

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 30: Take Time to Do Things Right

My husband and I got around to trying out a CrossFit box not too far from where we live that offers a free week trial.  Trial memberships are something I strongly advocate, as they help you see if the money you will be spending is worth your while.  CrossFit is…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 20: Farmers Market Blues

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 20: Farmers Market Blues

Oh, Winter.  You double-edged sword.  I appreciate the months without the glaring heat.  I understand the necessity of the cycle to allow for new growth.  But you took my farmers market away for three whole months!  I haven’t liked many things about Oregon, but I will say this, I have…

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

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…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 16: The Little Things

I don’t know any fitness facility or gym that centers around conservation in their practices.  Most facilities have the most updated equipment but don’t worry themselves with aspects of decreasing their carbon footprint, or conserving water or electricity, or preserving species.  So, when I check out gyms on a trial…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

Most couples celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day and surprise each other with chocolates, flowers, and expensive dinners.  While I understand this particular “holiday” is to celebrate love, I tend to call it Happy Heart Day, and do things that feel good for the heart, mind, and soul.

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 12: Drink Water, Get Fit, Save the Earth

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 12: Drink Water, Get Fit, Save the Earth

Water is a hot topic when discussing fitness.  You should totally drink it!  You should totally drink lots and lots of it!  And, water is also a hot topic with environmentalists.  You should totally conserve water.  Conserve lots and lots of water.  These two ideas seem to contradict each other,…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 11: Tuna recipes

Whenever I’m cooking, I have several questions in mind.  First, is the food healthy?  Can I make the recipe healthier?  Can I substitute something with less saturated fat or fewer calories?  Second, is the food sustainable?  Is eating this food contributing to the decline of certain species?  Is it farmed,…