‘trials and triumphs’

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 13: When Things Don’t Go as Planned

There is nothing on earth more frustrating than when things don’t go as planned.  Take today.  I planned on going to this job fair and finding the perfect job.  And then I’d go to the grocery store and get all my things for dinners and lunches for this coming week….

Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

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….

Work in Progress

How do you know if you are making progress in your fitness if you don’t have a gym or a personal trainer to mark progress toward your goal?  You mark it yourself.  And today, I wanted to test how far Chris and I may have come in our journey of…

The Boring Side to Fitness

The Boring Side to Fitness

I know this is going to sound blasphemous coming from me, but I’m going to go ahead and say it:  There is a boring side to fitness, and I’m delving into it head-on right now! In my endeavors to become a mentor and knowledgeable in my conservation fitness program, I…

Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art

Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art

In 2013, my husband embarked on a challenge for himself and his passion.  He decided that he would challenge himself to do some kind of art, whether that be painting or drawing for at least 30 minutes each day.  Every day. Chris has always been inspired by the masters, and…

Utilizing Available Resources to Plan Workouts

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, and no I haven’t NOT been exercising.  I’ve been working on other commitment projects and I’m getting behind on everything….  but I’m already digressing. I do not belong to a gym or CrossFit box.  I don’t own fancy equipment or…

Workout at the Park

Workout at the Park

When Chris and I first moved to Oregon, we found a little park not too far from our apartment that has benches, a playground with monkey bars, and seemed secluded enough to allow some “privacy” while working out.  Then we joined VillaSport for the summer and when we left Villla,…

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Earlier this month, I received a rude awakening.  All summer, I had been preparing and fine-tuning my presentation for this project that has become near and dear to my heart.  My chosen venue to debut EarthFit was the International Congress of Zookeepers in Germany.  To me, sharing this program with…