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. Continue reading Trying New Things- ZooFit Edition
I’ve often referred to zookeepers as the MacGyvers of the professional world. I can’t think of any other profession where employees routinely think quick on their feet, respond immediately to issues, and utilize resources the way zookeepers do. We are innovative, creative, and inventive, the Ravenclaws for the Care of Truly Magical Creatures. This resourcefulness I learned in the animal care field has helped me more times than I can count, as a zookeeper, as a writer, as a fitness enthusiast, and as a conservationist. Continue reading The MacGyver Factor
I’ve become engrossed in a book very similar to my concept of “Zookeeper’s Guide to Fitness”. I thought reading a book with the same ideas as my own would cave my motivation, as I feared someone beat me to the punch, but actually I feel quite the opposite. I am motivated and stoked to share another program with just a few subtle differences, to reinforce the first one. They are on the right track, and I love what they are doing with fitness and achieving goals. I am bringing more to the table.
Continue reading Level Up My Life- How I Write!
More lists to love!
If you ever need a book recommendation, I am your gal! This year, I have major plans to cut down on my To Read List in a major way. Continue reading 2017 To Read List
If you’ve met me, you have learned pretty soon that I love lists. I make lists of lists that I need to make. With each new year, a sort of tradition of mine is to list my hopes, desires, my “need to do”, and plans. New years are great for organizing your life like that. Continue reading Getting My CREW Together
One of my many, many emails I get from fellow fitness professionals trying to sell me their programs intrigued me with the headline “Your Must Do Exercise for 2017”. It was basically an advertisement to sell a $60 journal/planner, and while I have absolutely no desire to pay that much for a planner, I took a look at the exercise. Even though it was sent by a fitness professional, this exercise had nothing to do with working out. It was a writing exercise, so I decided I would share it with all of my two followers. Continue reading 2016 Review Exercise
It’s been one week since I started on my Daily Writing Habit. I haven’t officially rewarded myself yet, but I have downloaded a couple iPhone apps that help me track my healthy habits. It’s weird how completely satisfying it is to check off the “completed” box next to the habits I’m trying to form. Continue reading Progression Check-in
The person who is writing a book on developing healthy habits through principles of animal training with operant conditioning and positive reinforcement is having trouble sticking to her own habits of WRITING said book on developing healthy habits….. Continue reading Creating Writing Habit: Take Two
100 Days, 100 Ways of EarthFit. Not exactly what I envisioned when I started my 100 day challenge, but I accomplished a lot during that time. It was without a doubt an amazing exercise that has developed into a habit, at least I hope. Continue reading Beyond 100 Ways- The Next Chapter
The last few weeks I feel I’ve drifted a bit away from the physical aspects of EarthFit and have been focused on the mental/psychological aspects of our health and well-being. There’s nothing wrong with that, necessarily, it’s merely an observation. But it’s an interesting one. I have found myself seeking out excuses to be alone, take naps, skip workouts, binge snack, and basically revert to old habits of (non)self-care. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 98: Why I’m Here