Lift altering changes

In January of 2018 and January of 2019, I made two small but significant changes to how I approach working out. Last year’s change was to track all of my workouts in a small notebook, one page for each day. This year’s change was to train all muscle groups twice a week and to vary the exercises between the first and second time. Last year, I'd read James Clear’s post about how he tracked his workouts so he could see progress and check back to make sure he was always pushing himself. (more…)
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Where’s Your Gym?

Health, fitness, and wellness - and, of course, the dreaded "gym" - are all topics that come up regularly at work and in my life these days. First and foremost, we should change the definition of the word "gym." Your gym is wherever you enjoy doing activity - at home, at a fitness facility, along a bike path in the river valley, or out in the mountain wilderness. With that definition in mind, when you do go to the gym, go for the good feeling and not for the guilt. I often hear people say how much they dislike lifting weights or spending time on a treadmill or having to share a room with a bunch of sweaty strangers. And yet they force themselves to go and they feel terrible. Or, if…
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