How to build muscle and lose weight–without losing your mind.

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Yes, People. It’s here. It’s waiting for you. It’s in the pile of e-books promising a new! fitter! happier! you! (ok not so much…unless you aspire to be a misfit) Far more pressing, however, a post imploring you to purchase, is my wanting to share *why* I ever joined the e-masses. It took me a [...]

The secret to YOUR 2013 success.

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Welcome to January. The month where the universe attempts to exploit our insecurities by promising it holds the (expensive) key to a healthier, happier and thinner us. Most proffer a quick-fix solution to goal achievement which, while not entirely ethical, actually makes some sense. Who wouldn’t, if given the choice between fast and easy or [...]

Walk with me (NAKANO splash it on/step it up challenge).

I love me some power-walking.

Ahhh People.  Ive yammered at length about how Im just not a runner. Ive done it.  Im not good at it.  I get more of  a runners GOOD BYE than a runners HIGH. Im a lover not a fighter. Im a walker not a runner.  It fits my self-definition:  soft of core, (at times) owied [...]

My workouts.

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Back on this post a few of you asked for specifics on my 20 minute workout.     It’s also a question I get pretty frequently by email.  It seems you wanna know what, exactly, I do for my weights routine, how frequently I lift etc.  You crazy. The thing is, ala the We dont [...]

Im LOYAL to my Lebert Equalizer (giveaway)

People, whether we wanna admit it or not, we fitness-types are a fickle fickle bunch. Some of our ficklenessment (technical term) is in the name of cross-training/muscle confusion & some is simply in the name of seeking the next!great!fitness!gadget! I’m as guilty as any of us and have found, all too frequently, that the next [...]

Wordless Wednesday (*Zensah style*)

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(which really means Fewer Word Wednesday…this time with more giveaway) Zensah offered me the opportunity to try their compression running skirt/sports bra. Note the smile. I like’y being compressed. The obligatory butt rear view of the Zensah skirt (and my need for a haircut). I liked running in the skirt, but I think Id LOVE [...]

Heartrate monitors & reader email backlog.

Disclaimer: Ive sucked lately been remiss in answering reader emails.  Not sure what else to say except you’ll have that sometimes… Hi MizFit, I saw you tweet that you dont use a heart rate monitor. what do you do instead? thanks!!! I’m slowly realizing Im just not a fan of gadgets. I weigh once a [...]

I have the NEED for (Vibram Five Fingers) SPEED.

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Because G-d forbid Ren Man & I dont roll as TWINSIES. Oh People. I sit here gazing alternately at the whitewhite expanse of my unwritten post, back down at my pink toe-sneaker clad feet and I’m stuck. Ive got nothin’ You know that place where you’re so wholly, utterly, completely in LOVE you can think [...]

The use of foam rollers in running (guest post).

Many thanks to Heather for responding to my pleas for a post on foam rollers. This might sound over-the-top, but the foam roller is probably the single most influential piece of exercise equipment I have used so far (though my Vibram Five Fingers are challenging that position). Essentially, the foam roller is a personal massage [...]

Barefoot running.

Sure, you can choose to deem this a re-run. I prefer to view it as foreshadowing for tomorrow’s post. Tomato. Tomaaaaato. We’ve previously established there are innumerable things I’ll attempt in the name of coming up with a freakin blog post journalism. I’ve NIA’d I’ve awkwardly swung a kettlebell. Ive competed in bodybuilding. This time, [...]