Incentivizing Health in the Workplace

This is a cross-post I did today for WeAretheRealDeal. You can read it here after the jump. Continue reading “Incentivizing Health in the Workplace”

“Do Your Best, Forget the Rest”

10minute_teaser_tony“Do your best, forget the rest.”

Of all of Tony Horton’s ridiculously cheesy lines in P90X, that one has got to be my favorite.

(For anyone who has experienced P90X, Tony’s full of great lines — the videos are worth it just for that 😉

Because really, how true is that of anything in life? We can’t all be (or necesssarily even want to be) corporate big-wigs, world-renown physicians, acclaimed lawyers, globe-trotting humanitatians …

But we can strive to do our best (at whatever we do) … and, in Tony’s words, “forget the rest.”

Of course it doesn’t mean to stop trying, but rather focus on working towards our own personal goals, and not someone else’s ideals. Naturally, this can be translated to anything in life, including body image issues.

The girl next to you on the treadmill might run a 7 minute mile, but you might have a monthly column in Cooking Light. Success means different things for different people, and when we’re striving our best for is ultimately what matters most. Continue reading ““Do Your Best, Forget the Rest””

Reviews: P90X Teaser & 30 Day Shred, Level 2

100596241_tpThis weekend was all about fitness, and in a good, healthy way — not an excessive way.

The weather was so-so, and I didn’t want to spend as much time as usual at the gym, so I was super-happy to hit the gym moderately and have home options, too.

When my hubby and I were out shopping Saturday (after he took the second of his three finals — he’s almost done with this semester) I stocked up on lighter (5 lb) weights, a yoga mat and resistance bands (pictured to the left) so I could do my first session of P90X — Core Synergistics.

I’m following the “Lean” plan, which seems to be more suited to women, but we’ll see if I don’t end up switching to the Classic track, or kind of mixing the two — I’m curious about the Plyometrics DVD which isn’t used for the Lean Plan, and I do so much cardio on my own, that I’m not sure I will do the Cardio X DVD very often, though I need to give it a try tomorrow. Continue reading “Reviews: P90X Teaser & 30 Day Shred, Level 2”

Review: Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred

51qlqi3yaolOK so you ladies (and gents) know I’m a gym-rat and I love fitness and working out. But I gotta say, Jillian Michaels kicked my ASS! And on Level One no less!

I do think I need lighter weights than the 8 lb. ones I have because I was struggling with some exercises and form is more important than the amount of weights being lifted.

I like how Jillian talks to you, and found her encouraging, not annoying like some fitness instructors are. I genuinely felt like I didn’t want to (ha!) let her down.

And what I like best is it’s under 25 minutes so I can do it start-to-finish three times a week without necessarily needing to go to the gym at the crack of dawn. Continue reading “Review: Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day Shred”