One of the first sounds of my day today was an excited screaming voice memo from a client who is now credit card debt free. I was as excited as she was and it made me pause and think... Paying off debt isn't fun for most people. Yes. Paying off debt isn't fun. Most people … Continue reading Make it fun!
Today I was chatting with a friend and client and I asked her what things would make her fill the most fulfilled, the most full. We were talking in terms of self care. As we were brainstorming some things, one thing she mentioned was how having the dishes done for her or even dinner cooked … Continue reading Self care vs. Love language
First you must enjoy your workout.
Yep, I said that. So, when you’re just starting out, a 10 minute walk might be enjoyable. That’s what I want. I want you to get moving, feel excited, actually be able to accomplish the goal you set for yourself. A study published in Frontiers in Psychology in 2016 confirmed that perceived competence, that is the sense of mastery or winning, is one of the biggest factors in enjoying a workout and, ultimately, sticking to a fitness routine. So, start where you’re at and slowly get better.
Somewhere along the road, I apparently adopted the idea that being a married, adult woman with three kids meant I wasn't allowed to do things I like to do. I know that sounds crazy and younger me needed therapy. But I bent my will so hard for everyone else, I rarely did just what I wanted to do in my late 20s and earlier 30s.
https://youtu.be/NfH37fnSoQo The secret to confidence is very simple: repetition that is non-negotiable. Confidence = repetition without excuses. For example, when my husband and I got married, I was good at cooking exactly three things: spaghetti (from a jar), pizza rolls and baked potatoes. Those were the things I was really good at cooking, those … Continue reading The secret to confidence!
I get a kick out of every time I hear someone say "I hate running." They say it as if I couldn't understand-you know because I'm a RUNNER. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. My running story started in high school when I hung out in track/cross country like a FOOL. I was … Continue reading Shana’s running tips
I've had so much fun running the Double Bridge Run the last few years I decided to sign up my husband and talk as many friends into it as I could. Now the "race" is four days away and I feel slightly bad as the forecast calls for Saturday, race day, to be the coldest of … Continue reading Running playlists
Here are my pre/post run moves. We all have creaky parts that we have to pay special attention to so your routine might not match up to mine. But we absolutely SHOULD be stretching after a run. Research kind of indicates stretching before a workout can mess with your performance. However, dynamic movements like the … Continue reading Running Pre/Post moves