2016 Review Exercise

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

Save the Planet with Healthy Habits

(I’m still playing a little catch-up on posts, but also focused on putting together all my writing segments from the past two months.  This post is from January 1st):

I like the New year Resolution tradition and all the promises it offers.  Some fitness professionals, and even some goal-setting and optimizing gurus may shy away from the sometimes outlandish promises we make to ourselves.  I find making New Year resolutions to be a very hopeful time when mistakes are forgiven, errors are erased, and anything is possible. Continue reading Save the Planet with Healthy Habits

A Look Forward at the End of the Year

Note: I was away for the holidays and had incredibly limited access to WiFi, and no access to write posts.  Home again, home again, and I find I’m trying to play “Catch Up”.  This is my post from December 29, 2016.

Coming to the end of what seems like a horribly tedious year, I am trying to remind myself of the brightness and optimistic memories I experienced from 2016. Continue reading A Look Forward at the End of the Year

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 100: Awakening the Passion for Conservation and Fitness

There is an incredible amount of passion residing within me.  It seems obvious that I would have such strong infatuation for animals and nature, given my career of choice. Growing up, I jumped at every opportunity to increase my knowledge and experience with wildlife and their environments.  As my admiration for nature grew, so did a third, very prominent obsession: conservation.  The more I learned about my favorite animals, and the more I studied nature, the more I wanted to do everything in my power to protect both.  More than one person can relate to this story, I’m sure. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 100: Awakening the Passion for Conservation and Fitness

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 65: Tiny Habits

I am not usually one to sit around and watch TEDx all day.  But this TEDx by BJ Fogg just blew my mind.  Not for sharing information that I didn’t know, but for sharing it in such an understandable way for anyone to comprehend and learn.  I’ve often said that in order to reach fitness goals, you have to break the behavior up into smaller steps.  But that’s animal training psycho-jargon.  BJ Fogg simplified my philosophy for me!  Create tiny habits. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 65: Tiny Habits

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 62: Getting Healthy? There’s an App for That

I’m trying an experiment for the next few weeks that is going to end up being a little time consuming, but probably well worth the effort.  While I pride myself on being a techno-phobe, I do recognize the value of several smart phone apps that help people track, log, and plan their workouts, meals, diet, and even grocery shopping.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 62: Getting Healthy? There’s an App for That

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 50: Glass is Half-Full

As we hit the half-way marker for my 100 day writing challenge, I want to reflect on some things I have experienced.  While I am not where I’d like to be fitness-wise or professionally, I am hopeful that my physical location and momentum to write will help inspire good choices and motivation to reach my goals.  I have spoken before about focusing on the positive, so I’d like to see my glass as half-full at this half-way point in my challenge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 50: Glass is Half-Full

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 22: Carrots and Sticks

I’m starting an experiment today that goes against what I preach for Zookeeper Fitness.  I just finished a book called “Carrots and Sticks” by Ian Ayres and in solidarity of trying new things, I have decided to enter into a Commitment Contract on their website, stickk.com to ensure that I finish my 75 entries of 100 Ways of EarthFit.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 22: Carrots and Sticks

Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

I am ending my hiatus officially tonight.  Oh, my excuses for not writing were long and vast, some were even mildly legit.  But let’s be honest- I could have easily gotten even a hundred word blog to simply state how I’m doing and WHAT I’m doing.  But sometimes life happens.

Let’s just say I was on Winter Break. Continue reading Winter’s Break is OVER!!!