Workout Motivations and Essential Materials!

With the return of really warm weather, I feel an incredible sense of energy! However, I still need to prepare myself for my workouts. I was recently reflecting on the items which are most important to my mental readiness and wind-down periods from exercise. I scribbled some of my initial thoughts on this, which later…

How Do You Say Happiness?

There are many situations which can cause people to feel unhappy. These situations can include unemployment, social or romantic struggles, family issues, or other more intricate ties to an individual’s physiological state. When life is static and nothing overtly negative is happening, however, these same people might be hard-pressed to define exactly what a state…

Plyometrics and Why I Love Them

Some days my workouts seem to fly by, and I’m left sweating, smiling, and glowing with the rush of endorphins to my brain. Even a quick workout perks up the rest of my day and makes me feel stronger and more capable – especially when that workout involves plyometrics. It can be quite challenging for…

Scheduling, Buddies, and Creativity as Keys to Writing

I admit that I’ve fallen off the boat with NaNoWriMo writing. At the beginning of November, I promised myself that I’d write the requisite 1,600 words per day, every day, until the end of the month. It seemed like a simple goal until I sat down to do it. The words were coming out, but…

Mind + Body as Exercise Technique

It occurred to me yesterday while I was out biking in the beautiful fall air that I had discussed the connection between mind, body, and stress relief, but I did not elaborate on its importance for enhancing one’s weight training activities. If you Google “mind-body exercise techniques”, you’ll end up with a lot of articles…