OK....so, I posted a video to my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dmofitness) this morning with the caption, "You don't have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great". I went on to say that "The hardest part of anything is to get started....just do it! You will be glad you did". AND....I tell people all the time that I completely understand how hard it is to start a health/fitness program....that starting is the most difficult part of it.
Snow Shoveling BenefitsSnow shoveling season is here. It is that time of year where we break out those shovels in preparation for what we just experienced this past weekend in the DC Metro area (or the majority of the East Coast). While I know snow shoveling is not high on the priority list of fun things to do, it can be very helpful for your body.
Even though I have exercised pretty much all my life, I haven't always eaten right. When I was younger, nutrition was something of a mystery to me. All I knew was what I had heard…fat was the devil! So, I avoided fat at all costs. I loaded up on pretzels and every packaged fat free product advertised in the grocery store. It didn’t matter what I ate as long as it didn’t have fat. But what I didn’t know was that I was actually loading up on carbs, calories and sugar that eventually turned to fat. What?
While there’s something to be said for relaxing underneath a poolside cabana with a frozen drink in your hand, isn’t a lazy vacation a bit overrated? For fitness enthusiasts everywhere, dream vacations don’t happen poolside. They take place in exotic locations with scenic hiking trails, rigorous cycling routes, and breathtaking views. If that sounds like your idea of vacation, you’ll want to check out the following destinations.
Have you ever wondered, what makes us do what we do? Is it the body chemistry? Is it a result of our surroundings? Is it all just hard work and mental toughness? What is it? Why do some people just seem to have it? Maybe it’s in the books one reads, or the ability to maximize the potential that we all have in us. We are all destined to be great in our own areas. I decided to share examples as part of the proof in greatness and how it is achieved.
We have all just started to come back into the swing of things. Getting kids ready to go back to school (I know it's what you have been waiting for), creating your list of goals for the next day, week, month, year (more power to you for going beyond that), and getting your schedule back on track. This list is nothing new. It happens every year. We start with a clean slate and then pack it all in in hopes we achieve out goals sooner than later. Here are a couple of tips for taking this new year on: