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i’ze in ur gym

May 29, 2007


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starting bonus

May 22, 2007


Starting a program to improve your physical health can be intimidating, so much so that some people never do it, feeling vaguely, uncomfortably guilty their entire lives. You’re to be congratulated for the steps you’re taking, including reading this blog (we’re not sure it’s doing you any good, but it makes our hearts stronger!). Now I’m […]

preventing injuries in a beginning fitness program

May 21, 2007


When you’re out of shape and you start to take action to become fit, it’s natural to want to progress as quickly as you possibly can. Unfortunately, what often happens is that instead you progress as quickly as you think you can until your body experiences a strain it can’t adapt to and then you stop […]


May 14, 2007


We’ve finally gotten our wiki up and running, although we haven’t stocked the pond yet. We’ll be adding in the resources and tips that you’ve posted over the next week or so, so you don’t have to go back and do it twice. Right now, we have our Home page, our Fitness page, our Personal […]

the self challenge

May 11, 2007


Some time back I referred to this Challenge, and it’s high time I elaborated on my remarks there. The Self Challenge, run by Self magazine, is a three-month program designed for fitness beginners or those coming back from a significant layoff and who want to improve their physical condition. It’s covered in the magazine extensively, […]

i’m in ur gym, visualizin ur repz

May 9, 2007


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exercise vs diet: the mindset

April 30, 2007


If you scan the magazine racks these days, you’ll see the word DIET a lot more than you’ll see the word EXERCISE, and that’s not because we’re consonant-rationing. Our society is currently in a diet restriction mentality, rather than a physical challenge mentality, something a number of sociologists have tied to cultures experiencing simultaneous affluence and insecurity. […]

affirmations for health

April 24, 2007


Let’s be honest: affirmations are foofy, West Coast mantras that make people nervous. But they just might work. Give them a go and see if they work for you, foofy or not. After all, your bathroom mirror won’t tell on you. Recite the affirmation that you prefer to yourself in the mirror each morning, before you’ve […]


April 24, 2007


Read the last post. Does this remind you of you? It’s critical to define the changes we want to make in our lives and in ourselves before embarking on the journey of change. The goals may indeed shift while we’re working towards them and become more self-aware, but without a direction to move, we can […]

the Sun Run training schedule

April 13, 2007


I have no idea whether or not this is/was authentic or endorsed by the Vancouver Sun, but let me tell you, it works! I used this myself to go from never running unless something was chasing me to doing 5- and 10-k races, and more importantly I did it without injury. It’s a very safe, slow […]