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 the outdoors, nature, and the environment. A favorite quote of mine from Baba Dioum says “we will conserve only what we love”. This is true, to me. The more time we go outside, the more we will love being outside. This leads us to caring about what happens to our sacred spaces, those spots we enjoy more than anything else. And what we love we will protect. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 6- Conservation Hero WODs

Conservation Hero WODs

I will have to admit a little factoid about myself. My fitness program is heavily influenced by CrossFit. I have a strange love-hate relationship with CrossFit, but for the most part, and I do mean a majority of my feelings are quite positive. CrossFit offers camaraderie that I have never experienced before. They also offer a huge variety which I greatly appreciate in a workout program. And most of the time, they are very positive reinforcement and encouragement driven.  Continue reading Conservation Hero WODs

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 92: Star Wars Day

It’s a little known fact that I love nerdy or fandom holidays.  Maybe you picked up on the idea that I love these holidays when I celebrated Pi Day over, say, Easter.  And this week is a big holiday for me.  No, I’m not talking about Cinco de Mayo.  Bigger.  A whole galaxy far far away bigger.  That’s right.  I’m talking about Star Wars Day. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 92: Star Wars Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 88: Child’s Play Not So Simple

I had two opportunities to be involved in new fitness programs for children, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed both of them tremendously, for different reasons.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 88: Child’s Play Not So Simple

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 66: Glass Half-Full Kind of Day

I had one heck of a productive day.  And there are some considerations that would suggest it would be just a tiring day, but no!  Today was a “Glass Half-Full” kind of day!  And I also just noticed that I’m 2/3 done with my writing challenge.  I’ve written a blog post everyday for 66 days.  Now, THIS is becoming a habit!pessimist-glass-half-empty-optimist-glass-half-full-me-room-to-add-vodka Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 66: Glass Half-Full Kind of Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 60: Whatever is Meant to Be

Tuesday I was incredibly disappointed that I didn’t “do anything” and nothing “productive” happened.  That is actually arguable, but I was feeling sorry for myself mainly because I was trying to get involved with something I probably wouldn’t have been as impassioned to continue.  I know, I thought what would make me the happiest person on earth is to be sitting in a green pasture, surrounded by baby goats all licking my face.  I would be crying from happiness.  And, you know, maybe that will one day make me the happiest person on earth.  But I have started to trust the system of “fate” to a degree, and trust that whatever is meant to be will happen. 14 - 1 Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 60: Whatever is Meant to Be

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 wanted to do a workout that would exclaim “Hoppy Easter!” in a most challenging way. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 56: Hoppy Easter!

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 54: First Whidbey Island Workout

I am trying to establish routines as quickly as possible before I get sucked into the vortex of lounging around the house, doing a whole lot of nothing, and complaining that I’m not satisfied.  Part of life satisfaction comes from doing the ground work and setting accomplishing goals and routines.  I had already taken over a week off from working out to finish packing and getting ready for our great move, now was time to get off our rears and DO SOMETHING!  Trying to explore several options, we ventured out to do our first Whidbey Island workout.  Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 54: First Whidbey Island Workout

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 23: Books and Owls

While I tend to focus a great deal on physical fitness in my writings, I realize the importance of relaxation, mental fitness, and enrichment.  So, it was a great day to get all three with a focus on books, nature, and one of my favorite animals on the refuge, great horned owls.

I host a book club at the refuge and for our meeting this month we read an interesting book called “Passionate Slugs and Hollywood Frogs” by Patricia Lichen. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 23: Books and Owls