Novembering

So, a few different things to talk about this week. First off, I’ll talk a little bit more about how the short days affect exercise patterns, then a short rant about rhabdomyolysis, and finally talking about getting ready for winter sports. So, here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re settling in to our annual clock-disrupting routines….

Into darkness

Try as I did to avoid talking about the same damn thing everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere is talking about – changing the clocks to cheat the dark mornings….here I am, talking about it. I don’t love the darkness – I’m very inclined to be sleepy in the dark, cold months, and it’s not…

Sitting and standing

When you have close relatives who are male and a lot older, you might come to question the point of sticking to certain aspects of life when they are no longer working as they did. Ok, I’ll cut to the chase: I’m talking about peeing standing up.  I was thinking about why a relative who…

Easing into longer-term work/life balance with at-home exercise

I made a quick list when I started this work assignment, of things I thought were the best balance of cost & time investment for getting more workout time into the week. I thought I’d share that, and how that can help shave off wasted time I don’t have to spare. An inexpensive (no, I…

Workout/work balance

Here’s my notes from last week. Specifically:“we’ve also been getting more walking exercise because our well is leaking & the driveway is dug up. We are parked at the neighbors and go back and forth 1-4x a day with 5-gallon jugs of water – hopefully this ends soon.” Dear Reader, it ended late Wednesday. Could…

The 40-hour work week and me

Ok, so I started documenting this journey – just had my first full week of this 40-hour a week remote job. I still maintain a handful of clients at the gym, and I use my lunch hour several times a week and time on the weekends to train. The structure is like this: Minimize sitting…

The 40-ish hour work week & you

Ok, so I’ve started on a contract job requiring full time hours – at a computer. I’ve done 4 days so far, and I can tell you that the sore neck muscles and stiff body came right back, after years away from dedicated work like this. Yes, even though I’m a trainer and know tons…

How to not be sedentary and how to value your time

I was pleased to see a couple of articles this week that addressed exercise more factually than I’ve seen for a long time. If you’ve been around me for a minute, you already know that I don’t tell people to rely on exercise for weight loss – this is because exercise doesn’t directly lead to…