“In my late thirties, my intuition had tried to warn me about the possibility of a midlife struggle. I experienced internal rumblings about the meaning and purpose of my life. I was incredibly busy proving myself in all of my different roles (mother, professor, researcher, writer, friend, sister, daughter, wife), so much so that it … Continue reading So you are 40
In a nutshell: You can expect it to be difficult to start exercising regularly. Obstacles will be in your way. You will find that everything is against you. You will think that everything is bad. This is normal and it happens to all of us. Be gentle with yourself, but also keep doing it, removing … Continue reading Resistance
I did it! I'm fit! It took me 10 years to overcome my mental barriers and really totally embrace moving, exercise, being fit. I always enjoyed physical movement: skiing, swimming, hiking, even some sports classes. I seriously got into yoga 13 years ago. I pushed myself to do a bit more from forever. But I … Continue reading Forget the Weight, Enjoy the Journey
My latest endeavor is pole dancing. I'm terrible at it, but I know I'll do it better, I get a kick out of it and it's physically challenging. I could also use a bit of grace and yes, it's sensual, and I felt funny about that at first. I had that feeling that I don't … Continue reading We Need Coaches
The JAMA®, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a series of articles showing the benefits of exercise for everyone, pointing out exercise types for each age group, and promoting exercise in general as the best way to keep healthy. The project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). … Continue reading JAMA article: The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
I found Dr. Mirkin's newsletter both informational and inspirational. Gets me back to exercising when I feel like slacking, and reinforces how important it is to keep pushing. "I think everyone should have a regular exercise program, and it is never too late to start. See How to Start an Exercise Program. Do not start an … Continue reading Exercise a little, exercise a lot… It’s all good!
So I lost weight. And gained strength. And feel good about it. People notice at the gym. And they ask me about it. The other day someone asked me what did I do and I said I stopped eating in the evenings. She was taken aback and said this can't be it... It obviously isn't … Continue reading Gym Talk – Losing Weight