Endurance & Willpower



Like a fat kid loves cake

Twice now (this week) my hus­band has come out of his office to find me run­ning out of the kitchen as if run­ning out of the kitchen is nor­mal.  Obvi­ously some­thing is up.  “Honey, what are you doing?”  He walks cau­tiously into the kitchen look­ing around as if I’d boo­bie trapped the cup­boards to bang […]


The Benefits of Having a Workout Buddy

Reach­ing your fit­ness goals can be a long slog, espe­cially if your try­ing to do it on your own. So, why go it alone? Find­ing a work­out buddy can really help push you to work harder and find suc­cess. Here are a few ways hav­ing a fit­ness buddy can help you max out your workout: […]


Whittling Down Your Appetite

One of the major chal­lenges involved in los­ing weight is learn­ing to con­trol urges to eat. Crav­ings can hit at any time, and can be really per­sua­sive. It’s there­fore nec­es­sary to learn to decrease your appetite and man­age those crav­ings. Here are a few tips that may prove help­ful: Brush your teeth or use mouthwash. […]


Reaching Your Running Goals

If you’re think­ing about tak­ing up run­ning, or even if you’ve been doing it for a while, it’s a safe bet that you have some goals in mind that you’d like to reach. Achiev­ing a goal is a great way to build con­fi­dence, and it’s also a good way to track your progress. If you’re […]


Yoga 2 feet above the ground? I gotta try this!

You want me to do what?? I thought I had done every exer­cise out there.  Weights, yoga, Pilates, hik­ing, bik­ing, moun­tain climb­ing, med­i­cine balls, danc­ing and every­thing in between.  I was hardly pre­pared for what I would expe­ri­ence at my first Anti Grav­ity Yoga class. Wait…doesn’t Anti Grav­ity tech­ni­cally mean “with­out” grav­ity?  Yes, and obvi­ously here on […]


Do I Have a Bad Habit?

There’s a stigma that puts a neg­a­tive con­no­ta­tion on word “habit” but not all habits are actu­ally bad habits. In fact habit, as defined by Web­ster, refers to a “set­tled or reg­u­lar ten­dency or prac­tice”. In other words a habit is some­thing that you do auto­mat­i­cally in your day like brush­ing your teeth, show­er­ing, and […]


Tips for Finding Willpower

So many things worth doing require the deter­mi­na­tion to do them. You need to have the strength to start some­thing and then the dis­ci­pline to see it through to com­ple­tion. From break­ing a bad habit to los­ing weight, you need the willpower to over­come the obsta­cles in your way and help you to your goal. The […]


Will: The Power Within

Self-discipline has been described as the asser­tion of willpower over more base desires. Willpower is an essen­tial part of set­ting, stick­ing to, and achiev­ing goals. Whether you want to lose weight, stop smok­ing, or mas­ter a musi­cal instru­ment, you need the will to work toward your goal and to help you fight through obsta­cles to […]