100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 10: Puddle Stompers

Every now and then we humans should take a step back and just stop growing up for a moment.  Stop being so adult for a little while and see the world with children’s eyes and try stomping in puddles.  See the wonder that is around us and explore our surroundings as if for the first time. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 10: Puddle Stompers

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 9: Get into the Glutes Groove!

 

Last night I had a cat in my lap and that was my excuse for not doing my Glute Exercises that I should do for physical therapy.  But tonight he is sleeping soundly by himself, so I have nothing holding me back.  It’s time to get into the glutes groove! Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 9: Get into the Glutes Groove!

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 8: Something Worth Writing About

I thought I might be on a role today.  I finished my grocery shopping and did NOT buy unnecessary snacks (although I was tempted more than once).  I stayed within my calories, drank a pre-workout, took all my supplements, and went to a new gym to do a 20 minute interval on the elliptical and a 20 minute round of Death By Goblet Squats.  I did cave and snack on some corn tortilla shells while making Teriyaki Tofu Lettuce Wraps for dinner. But all I needed and wanted to do this evening before I wrote my post was to complete my Glute Exercises so I would have “something worth writing about”. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 8: Something Worth Writing About

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 7: Taking my own advice

I am feeling incredibly down in the dumps.  I mean, lower than normal.  I’ve been tracking my weight for the last week or so and I have actually returned to my weight when I first got into fitness.  Since this summer, I have gained 25 pounds.  I don’t know exactly how.  Except for all those little things. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 7: Taking my own advice

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 6: Experiencing Nature 101

Today I volunteered at the Wildlife Refuge, something I regularly do on Saturday mornings since Chris is usually at his open studio.  While at the refuge, I started reading a book called “Bird Watching for Dummies”.  It was a quick read, but maybe not the perfect one for me to get hooked on Birding as a pastime.  There are several other Birding Basics books at the store where I work, so I feel I have plenty of time to explore the possibility of becoming a birder.  Honestly, if anyplace is going to turn me, it’s the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge.  wetlandobservationdeck

I was considering writing about Birding today, but I only read one book and I don’t have enough information.  But reading the book reminded me of an important aspect I developed for EarthFit, which is “Experiencing Nature”.  And with that came, wouldn’t you guess it, a list! Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 6: Experiencing Nature 101

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

Considering my background with Asian animals, it’s little wonder I have something of an obsession with discovering simple ways to protect their homes in the rainforests.  But I’m not just concerned for orangutans, hornbills, elephant, and tigers.  I worry about sloths, tapirs, toucans, and jaguars in South America as well.  I worry about all the animals, as we are making the world increasingly smaller.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 4: Nutritional Education

I thought about taking an “off” day today, and just lounging around being a general lazy-bum.  But then I got into my new online Nutritional Education Certificate program I started earlier in the week, and I ended up plowing through the remainder of the lessons, taking good notes, and passing yet another exam to receive my certificate in Nutrition. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 4: Nutritional Education

100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

Already I am deviating from what I intended to discuss on this day.  But as I was cooking lunch, and came across an interesting “dilemma”.  I was making a favorite bulk recipe for Quinoa and Chicken Salad, and I was trying different flavors to see how I could change the recipe up a little. Continue reading 100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 2: On the Edge

Today is Groundhog Day, one of my favorite “holidays”.  I have to thank Bill Murray for my love of Groundhog Day, though.  If it weren’t for the cult classic, I would never think twice about a holiday where we put all our faith in weather predictions on a large rodent. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 2: On the Edge

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 1: Long Live Lists

The other day I was watching an episode of “Big Bang Theory” and I came to the realization that I have more in common with Sheldon Cooper than I care to admit.  On this particular occasion, I realized that we both share a passion for lists. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 1: Long Live Lists