‘healthy habits’

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 11- Healthy Hygiene Habits

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 11- Healthy Hygiene Habits

I’m definitely no beauty queen, but I recognize that taking care of myself doesn’t only apply to my diet and exercise program. Daily hygiene is definitely a part of ZooFit, as they are habits we can take to the next level while still promoting a healthy environment. Some of these…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 6- Conservation Hero WODs

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 6- Conservation Hero WODs

Ah, Spring. Here in the Pacific Northwest, at last. Well, for the moment. April on Whidbey Island is like a crapshoot. Today was absolutely gorgeous.  This weekend is supposed to be raining and dreary again. Spring, to me, is where ZooFit thrives. ZooFit is very much about exploring and appreciating…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 3- Cut Plastic Out Challenge

I have a lot of ideas I am hoping to try this year. This 30 Day of ZooFit Challenge is one of them. Some of these ideas are social media conservation fitness campaigns I hope to share, and I’m practicing one of them now. I call it “Cut It Out”…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 1- Habit Building 101

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 1- Habit Building 101

I’m re-reading a favorite book of mine, Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb, and just finished giving a class on Building Habits for North Sound Writers. These have reminded me of my lessons from ZooFit for building habits. As I start a 30 day writing/fitness challenge, I recall how important habits…

Reinforcement Versus Reward

Reinforcement Versus Reward

It’s strange how inspiration works. For my book club selection next month, I chose an oldie but a goodie, Karen Pryor’s Don’t Shoot the Dog. I chose it for a variety of reasons. It is what animal trainers sometimes call “the Animal Training Bible”. This is a book I grew…

Whole30 Rant

Whole30 Rant

Whole30 is a program where you remove certain foods from your diet, such as processed foods, addictive sugary foods, foods with a history of causing inflammation, and foods with high correlation to allergies. For thirty days, you maintain a steady diet of whole vegetables and unprocessed meats. This is essentially…

Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block

What do you do when you have a daily goal of writing five hundred words a day, and you don’t have a thing to write about? Okay, I have plenty to write about. I have two book projects that need desperate attention. I have several other books I could start…

Trying New Things- ZooFit Edition

Trying New Things- ZooFit Edition

I love trying new things, and this week has been chalk full of new adventures in ZooFit. I’ve been trying new classes at the local gym. I’ve been trying new recipes at home. And I even tried my hand at canning and pie baking. 

Positive Reinforcement for Punishing Situations

I’m reading an interesting book called Triggers: Creating Behaviors That Last, Becoming the Person You Want to Be by Marshall Goldsmith, and I just had the most interesting insight from reading the book.  When discussing our most powerful triggers, they tend to be one of four specific types- Encouraging triggers (associated…