Archive for the ‘fitness’ category

Fit Tip #31

September 20, 2009

Bike trails filled with people

Dodging them could make me blue

But bike trails filled with people: This is my dream come true

Fit Tip #30

September 19, 2009

I like 2 work out in the morning.

Swimming or cycling each day.

When U work out in the morning

“My health comes first,” U say

Fit Tip #29

September 14, 2009

Fitness should be playful, practical, primal. Join Frank and me here: http://www.exuberantanimal.com/events/gerstung/index.php

Fit Tip #24

September 4, 2009

“When I’m not boxing, I’m bowing.” Sam Iverson, Muay Thai student. How much time do we all spend boxing, bowing?

Fit Tip #23

August 8, 2009

Today my mind was racing

Faster than my feet could spin

While cycling from Virginia

To a park in Washington

Then I saw a labyrinth

A circle on the ground

(Unlike a maze where you get lost
A labyrinth: You’re found)

I laid my bike upon the grass

To give the walk a try

Sure enough my racing mind

Grew quieter. I sighed

The moral here

We need to move

A-racing we do go

Fitness comes from moving fast

But peace requires slow.

Fit Tip #22

August 7, 2009

Your body’s going to go to pot
Just ask your oldest friends
I know this isn’t real good news
Or news at all: Life ends.
So what’s the point? What can you do
‘Tween now and your last breath?
WORK OUT. Each step puts distance
‘Tween you and illness, death.
(Ok, this morning’s message
Is not one filled with cheer
It’s hopeful, though, and loving too:
I want you strong. And here.)

Fit Tip #21

July 28, 2009

I know: U don’t have time. To get to pool or gym. But U don’t need time. Just do this: “Squeeze It In” http://www.squeezeitin.com/

Fit Tip #18

July 17, 2009

Relax. Unwind. Stop flexing the tongue. Be bear. Be willow. Be graceful: Qi Gong.

Fit Tip #15

July 13, 2009

At 85, my mother still enjoys a daily swim. Her secret? Ever since her 70th, she’s been going 2 the gym.

Fit Tip #13

July 10, 2009

Rest is one Fit Tip you’ll sure need to know. Let’s see: Stretch, strength, balance, endurance: Just 4 to go!

Fit Tip #7

July 4, 2009

Do you notice how you want to move – & eat, & when? Path to fitness: noticing. The same as path to Zen.

Fit Tip# 6

July 3, 2009

All fitness plans falter. The best of us blow it. We pig out. We zone out. We need self-love. Show it.