Category Archives: Fitness

6 Hacks to Make Fitness Goals Reality

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A guest post by Scott Dinsmore of ReadingForYourSuccess

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
~Tom Robbins
Last year I ran an ultramarathon, swam across the San Francisco Bay and climbed Mt. Shasta.

All of these were firsts for me. I am crazy about fitness challenges. Not only do they help create a rockin body inside and out, but they also expand the mind’s understanding of what’s possible.

Get Sexy, Sleek and Social with the Great Fitness Challenge

A guest post by Courtney Carver  of Be More with Less

While there is rarely a bad time to start a new exercise program, the beginning of a new year screams, “Start Now!” For the first time in many years, I don’t have a big weight loss resolution or appointment with a trainer to set up a new workout routine.

I have exercised my whole life, but never with any great consistency until I started practicing yoga a few years ago.

From Flab to Fit: The Great Fitness Challenge

By Mary Jaksch

Do you want to go from flab to fit?

Do you want to lose weight, increase strength, and become more flexible? Do you want to improve your health?

If so, here’s your chance. This post is the start of the Great Fitness Challenge 2011.

I’ve found that what really helps on the journey of fitness is to join a group of supportive people who hold the same aspiration.

How to Recover from a Medical Disaster

A guest post by Doug Armey

I’ve worked at staying healthy–exercising daily and carefully monitoring what I eat.  So in May 2007 when my digestive system wacked out I assumed it was just a bug.

I’m 5’10” and weighed 185 pounds so I thought this would be a good chance to lose 10 pounds and get to my ideal weight.  I’m more careful what I wish for now.

By the first of June I had lost the 10 pounds but still had cramping and digestive problems so I went to the doctor. 

How To Overcome Overwhelm

A guest post by Ande Waggener of Up From Splat

Last week, Mary Jaksch issued her readers a challenge.  “Want to be fit, or even ultra-fit?” she asked.  “Join the 8-week Fitness Challenge.”  She set forth her fitness goals and invited us to join her to make a measurable change in our fitness level over the next 8 weeks.

The invitation both galvanized and enervated me.


Fitness: 5 Things that Make Exercise Enjoyable

By Mary Jaksch

When I started the Fitness Challenge, I had no idea what the response might be.  I was amazed when over 80 people joined the Challenge! It seems that there is a quiet revolution in progress:

More and more people want to live a meaningful and wholesome life.

There are five lessons I’ve learned through participating in  the Challenge this week:

Lesson #1: Shared aspirations keep us on track

When people started to join the Challenge,

How to Become Fit in 8 Weeks

By Mary Jaksch

Everyone agrees that fitness is good. It boosts your health, brightens your soul, calms your mind, and allows you to do more with your life.

How can we go from flab to fit, or from fit to ultra-fit?

Most people who set out to exercise fail miserably. Because it’s hard to motivate yourself when you feel the discomfort – or even pain –

How to Get Back into Shape – Painlessly

Photo by procsilas

Are you out of shape? When our body is out of shape, it usually means that our life isn’t quite on track. I know that when my fitness sinks, some superfluous kilos start to collect around my middle, and my energy sags – my life is out of balance.

I would like to share with you a model of how to get back into shape.