Achieving Your Goals, Fitness and Life

Lessons from My Vision Board

Suzi / January 19, 2019

For the past several years, I’ve created a vision board every January. I cut and paste magazine images of things I want in my life and inspirational phrases along with a list of aspirations for the year. Throughout the year, the board is on the wall by my desk as a reminder. Here’s what I’ve learned from the vision board…

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Changing Leaves and New Pencils

Suzi / September 8, 2018

Let the new school year be a fresh start for you, too. When I was a kid, the back-to-school shopping trip didn’t just mean new mechanical pencils and color-coded folders. It was a sign that a fresh start was coming. Now that I have school-aged kids, I’ve gotten nostalgic for that time when the first-day-of-school outfit may as well have…

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Somewhere Between Simplicity and Pandemonium

Suzi / July 14, 2018

According to one of those online lists of weird holidays, this week we have experienced both Simplicity Day (July 12) and Pandemonium Day (July 14). The internet gave me precious few clues about the origins or meanings of these days, or how to appropriately observe them. Simplicity Day, July 12 commemorates the birthday of Transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau. The…

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Sweatworking Works

Suzi / June 9, 2018

How to mix fitness with business If you are reading this blog, chances are you’re a multi-tasker. Like me, you probably wear many hats, often at once: ambitious professional, mom, fitness enthusiast (or at least trying to be), and any number of other roles. If I can wear my “professional” and “fitness enthusiast” hats at the same time, so much…

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Family Fitness

Suzi / May 20, 2018

Growing up, I wasn’t involved in my Mom’s healthy lifestyle. My memories of her exercising involve my puzzlement at why she would extract herself from bed at o’dark thirty to walk (and gossip) with her BFF. I now understand her desire to spend time in adult company, and the necessity of working out before the sun rose and her family…

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Learning from the Best…Sort of

Suzi / February 26, 2018

We’ve just concluded that time every two years when we marvel at the athletic achievements of a few wildly talented and grittily dedicated world-class athletes. The article I’d planned to write is what we mere mortals can learn from the Olympians to enhance our own training. So I started searching “lessons from Olympic athletes” and “Olympic athlete training,” and located…

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Be My Fitness Valentine

Suzi / February 10, 2018

I am thrilled to report that my husband has registered for his first triathlon. One morning, out of the blue, he announced, “I’m going to do a tri this year.” So we found an event that features sprint and Olympic races on different days (someone has to watch the kids), and we both registered. I bought him Your First Triathlon…

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