Weekly Workout Playlist for 11/24/14

As we head into the maw of the Thanksgiving holiday I thought I’d throw together a playlist centered on the theme of gratitude. You’re welcome!

Have a great holiday week everyone. Be safe and enjoy!

Thrive during the holiday madness…

People always talk about how to SURVIVE the HOLIDAYS.

What if…what if you could join a group of like-minded people who were interested in not just surviving but learning how to THRIVE during the Holidays?


This group is totally FREE!

Each day I will post a Holiday THRIVE post that will be a fitness or nutrition tip, an idea to help you stay on course when you travel or a suggestion to help you go without blowing it at the party.

Once a week I will post a short workout you can do at home with no equipment. You will be able to download and print this workout and use is during the month of December (and after).

There will even be some fun gifts and challenges along the way!

The group will take place in the Rock-It Fitness Challenge Group on Facebook. If you are already a Group member all you need to do is check in for your daily tip.

If you are not yet a Group member, just fill out the form below to register and I will send you the link to join.

What if you need more support than the Rock-It Fitness Challenge Group has to offer? I know a lot of folks do!

Well, like they say on the infomercials – Wait… There’s more.

Rock-It Fitness will host a 30 Day Fitness JUMP START Boot Camp that begins on December 15th! If you are interested in joining us to get a jump start on 2015, visit the Rock-It Fitness Boot Camp Page to register. There is no reason you cannot do both groups.

What do you want, and how bad do you want it?

What matters to YOU?
What are YOU willing to do… or not? Why?
There’s no right answer. What’s most important is that you understand what it takes to get a certain outcome.

The above is from a recent article published by Precision Nutrition. And it mirrors another quote, from another article published on the same day by Staci at Nerd Fitness:

So, if you have 100 lbs to lose, and you change nothing, the chances of you losing weight are pretty slim.

However, with each positive decision you make – with each workout and each healthy meal you consume, the probability that you will achieve your goal gets better and better.

Mostly, I don’t do tough love. I don’t do it because I’m not good at it. What comes through is all tough and no love. But I think America needs some tough love – in particular my peers.

That’s right, I’m talking you, Generation X. Continue Reading →

Weekly Workout Playlist for 11/17/14

It’s that time again. Enjoy and have a fantastic workout week.

Value vs. Price

We seem, as a culture, stuck in this horrible space where all we care about is the price of things and not the value we gather from them. As far as I can tell a significant number of folks aren’t even aware there is a difference.

I would, for example, never be able to put a price on my health, or that of any of my family or close friends. Priceless doesn’t even begin to describe what health, wellness and well-being means to me. “Value beyond measure” is how I would describe it. Other things are easy to calculate the price I’m willing to pay.
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Weekly Workout Playlist for 11-10-14…

Let’s travel back in time to the heady days of the 1990s. Try to remember to smile while you do your workout though. ;-)


Weekly Workout Playlist for 11-3-14

Let’s get rockin’ this week. Let me know what you think and enjoy.

Weekly Workout Playlist – 10-28-14

Sometimes it pays to carefully pick your tunes. Sometimes it’s best to just pile on the cliche’s. This week, I chose the latter. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Show us your peanuts! – Sugar, sugar everywhere…

Much love to John Oliver and his writing team for this:

The amount of sugar in our diets is outrageous, and that there is any dispute to this being a bad thing is just insane.

Here’s a test. If you’re over 30 years old, go up to your grandmother or grandfather and ask her/him this question – “Is too much sugar bad for you?” Now grandpa or grandma doesn’t have to be a biochemist, a doctor or a nutritionist to be able to answer this question. And I’d be willing to bet that 100% of the answers received by any of my readers who actually do this experiment will be something along the lines of, “Of course. What kind of stupid question is that?” Continue Reading →

Renee Zellweger, Hollywood and Why We Get Bent Out of Shape Over Image…

Renee Zellweger’s Fine, But We Need Some Work: The Toxic Pursuit of ‘Effortless’ Beauty – The Daily Beast.

I really like what Amanda Marcotte had to say about the brouhaha regarding Renee Zellweger looking rather unsurprisingly unlike the person she was 10 years ago the other day. She makes a great point about how our culture seems to want a reality that is not only distinctly unreal, but utterly unachievable. One in which looking like you’re perpetually 25 or 30 years old takes no effort at all. Continue Reading →