For two months in 2010, my P90x workout DVDs (and my good intentions) languished on my bedside table. While I had exercised 3-4 days per week for the prior 6 years and had even run a couple of marathons, it was time to take my fitness level up a notch. But clearly, the spark of inspiration was not yet there. I needed something to motivate me, a goal that would rekindle my interest. On May 30, 2010, I found my goal – exercising at least 30 minutes every day for an entire year.
... Insecurity isn’t pretty. Whether it’s insecurity in your looks, your life, or your relationships, it just looks ugly. Find your inner confidence, take charge, own it and never, ever let it go. This strength is what will see you through some of the hardest times in your life – and allow you to come out the other side still standing.
I like to think I am a relatively pleasant person 11 months out of the year. But over the last few years, I have turned into The Grinch and Scrooge on December 1. I call her “The Grooge.” I get mean and stressed out. When people cheerfully ask me about the holidays, I growl and respond with a comment about how much work the holidays are and I'll be glad when it’s over. But this year, I am trying something different ...
“Why am I not sleeping?” Have you ever found yourself wondering that as you toss and turn in the wee hours of the morning? I often have trouble sleeping. I don’t do caffeine, and my days are very busy. I exercise every day and try to eat right. At the end of my day, I feel tired. But then my mind races – thinking about work, my family, my friends, the world. What am I doing wrong?
Hi my name is Jim and I used to have a heart problem. I had surgery a couple months ago to repair a leaking heart valve. Part of my recovery process involved joining a cardiac rehab group to regain my strength after surgery. I wasn’t real excited but my lovely wife made me do it. Part of my hesitation was because of my age. To Generation Y I may be old, but compared to the average cardiac patient, I’m just a baby. Fresh meat.