‘trials and triumphs’

Gearing for New Things

Gearing for New Things

I’m back from my first conference introducing ZooFit, and I’m pretty revved to get more projects started and finished. Luckily for me, next month is NaNoWriMo, and I am not only encouraged to focus my time on writing, I’m almost expected to.

Eat Good Fat, Get Fit

Eat Good Fat, Get Fit

I’ve been reading quite a few books helping me in my quest to find a perfect Eating Green model. So far, I’m finding that a little more difficult than I anticipated. My research and experience is showing there is no “perfect model”, but taking a little from each program and…

ZooFat to ZooFit

ZooFat to ZooFit

I felt I had a lot in common with Drew Manning. Well, I wasn’t a personal trainer who couldn’t figure out why my clients didn’t get it. But I was a zookeeper who couldn’t figure out why it was so hard to convey conservation messages to zoo visitors.

Dealing With the Negative Nancy

Dealing With the Negative Nancy

This month for North Sound Writers book club, we are reading Don’t Shoot the Dog, by Karen Pryor. Karen is the mother goddess-dragon of all animal trainers, and she is attributed to developing positive reinforcement training which zoos and aquariums adhere to in working with their animals. The book she wrote…

(Wow, the year was so overwhelming for me I wanted to skip right over it and go into the best and worst of 2018). I’ve heard from quite a few people I know well and people I don’t know at all about how bad 2017 was. I’m not going to…

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…

Honoring Memorial Day

Honoring Memorial Day

It was another Memorial Day, and in the spirit of what the day represents, and to join thousands, if not millions, of other Crossfitters across the nation, and even around the globe, I participated in the Memorial Day Hero WOD “Murph”.  “Murph” isn’t your typical workout.  Most Crossfit WODs focus…