Missing the gym because it’s closed? Or because we are social distancing, self-quarantined, or simply sheltering in place? Today may give you one small ray of hope that we can stay true to our commitment to stay healthy and exercise regularly, even at home. Many of our household items work super well in place of dumbbells, mats, or kettlebells. Read More “Workout of the Day: Sandbag Stairway to Hell”
When I was getting my group fitness certification, we studied the many components of fitness (Agility, balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, strength , power, speed, etc). Not that ANY of the components are my strong point, but one of my weakest areas is that of agility. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- Agility Ladder Drills”
Before we go into the workout of the day, let me invite you to the challenge for the month. This will be an excellent warm-up for cool autumn days. I’m preparing everyone for my burpee-month (birthday, burpee, po-tae-to, po-tah-to), so this is an ideal exercise. Starting with one today, for the first of October, I challenge you to work your way up to 31 burpees a day. Each day in October, increase your rep count by one. So, 1 on the 1st, 2 on the 2nd, 3 on the 3rd, and so forth. Read More “ZooFit WOD- 10/1/19- Medicine Ball Pyramid”
Plastic-Free July is almost over. One more day. This is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your life practices this month. If you did the Plastic-Awareness evaluation in the beginning, try it again and see if your plastic waste has declined.
There is something cathartic, almost therapeutic about moving to me. Living in the same place for over three years is kind of a rarity for me and my husband. We usually move every one or two years. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 29- Get Items Second-Hand”
Whidbey Island is a fantastic and beautiful place to live. But one thing I wish I could change is the recycling accessibility. We don’t recycle near the amount of items that Seattle or other cities do. It’s the downside to small community living. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 19: Almond Cow”
Hey, I’m not too proud to promote my own work, especially when it aligns so well with Plastic Free July. One of my first projects I created when developing ZooFit was a homemade medicine ball. Taking an old basketball, worn and torn and headed to the landfill, I filled it with sand and breathed new life into it. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 13: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce Your Waist”
Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to read. One of my earliest Christmas memories was choosing a huge pile of books to place beside my bed, so when I woke up two hours after going to bed, I had something to keep me occupied until morning. And I do mean a STACK of books. Read More “2018 Year in Review- Read a Book”
Haha! I told my husband I was going to blog about Jingle Trail, but I forgot I need to finish my post on Zero Waste…
Tomorrow is a better day to talk about running anyways.
Last week I attended a lecture presentation at the library on Zero Waste. The first half of our class was going over the Re’s of the movement. It’s not just Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. There’s a whole slew of Re’s we can practice. Read More “Tips for Zero Waste”
My husband would like to believe we are minimalists. I don’t know for certain this is true, but I know we come close. What I do know is my husband and I are in very good company here on Whidbey Island. Read More “Zero Waste Movement”