Goals

A tale of two SUVs

Posted by on September 19, 2012 at 3:20 am

Both tell a story. One tells a story of parking spots claimed, coffee shops stormed, and journeys to Lowes and the grocery store. One tells a story of family adventures, road trips, bike rides, kayak excursions, wildlife spotted, and mountains climbed.  Do you measure your success by the size of the sky you view or the […]

5 reasons that explain why you do it more often

Posted by on April 30, 2012 at 4:12 am

The other day I overheard someone talking about frequency of workouts and it got me thinking.   Do people who come to the gym more frequently get better results?  It’s not that intensity, exercise programming, duration, or any of that stuff isn’t important, but this question just relates to frequency. While I don’t have any formal evidence […]

What’s on your bucket list?

Posted by on March 9, 2012 at 4:18 am

I ask people all the time to pick a goal.  I hear some big hairy audacious goals and I hear some pretty small and manageable goals.  I like big goals and it’s time to think big.  Here are a few things that come to mind for my adventure bucket list, in no particular order.  Take […]

Are you reaching your goals? Here are 4 ways to do it.

Posted by on February 6, 2012 at 4:29 am

I was talking with someone recently about tracking activity and calories.  After explaining what would need to happen to get the desired results, this was the response: “I’m not going to do that. I’m fine and that’s just not going to happen”. OK.  That’s your choice, but you’re going to have to accept the reality that it will […]

Exercise is boring

Posted by on December 27, 2011 at 8:15 pm

 As an exercise junkie, I’ve often wondered why people don’t have the same passion.  The reality is that for many people, exercise is associated with pain and boredom. How many times have you seen and heard the phrase “no pain no gain”? How about “Pain is weakness leaving the body”?  I saw a tag line on […]