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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 arduous and sweaty, pick the former? (thats not ... Continue Reading

When life gets to be a pain in the butt (guest post)

I’ll be honest about this: I was torn when MizFit asked me if I would guestblog. On one hand, since I adore MizFit and her blog, I am flattered and honored. On the other hand, when MizFit suggested the topic of my guestblog, I was sorry and saddened. Let me explain: My topic is back pain, inspired by MizFit’s recent experience in “being a right angle.”  (Remember her blog of last month?) I ... Continue Reading

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 great thing is, well, JYZE'y. Promises the world & is ... Continue Reading

I am a right angle.

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(and a disheveled right angle at that. The sports-bra? foreshadowing tomorrow's post.) I laugh that when I shared the title-sentiment with my sister her response was oooh you are so a writer! I love how you phrased that. Alas, I may be a writer but this is not an example of why or how. I am quite literally a right angle and have been for a few weeks. Hence the lack of Look at me! Im ... Continue Reading

My first run in my Vibram Five Fingers.

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OK, People, I must add a small DIZclaimer here. Something we all know, but which bears repeating. Im not a runnerunner. All the info below.  All the rambles which shall sporadically take place up in herre leading up to Vegas are the results, experiences and misfit-musings of a 40 something woman trying to find her cardio love. I did it. I finally took a break from ... Continue Reading

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 agent. If you use it well, it incurs that “Ouch!  That hurts!  ... Continue Reading

Old news…


if you follow me on Twitter, but I did a long run yesterday and MAN.AM.I.PROUD. This whole endeavor has been an experience in trying to shed my Im NOT a runner! mentality & yesterday was no different. Life conspired against me and, as a result, I was treadmill-relegated for my ten miler. (I wont lie to you, People, this is my longest run.  I may not be the smartest half-marathon ... Continue Reading

Gaiam Balanceball Chair: it’s a family affair (giveaway post).


KNOCK KNOCK on my door. A treat plopped outside. A FREEBIE-- FTC (that Id never hide!) A Balanceball chair. Goodgosh can it be? A corebuildingTREAT! Less back pain for me! Into it I ripped. would this thing take days? Would instructions confuse? Leave me in a haze? Ren Man jumped in. "Let me help! Look at me! Im inflating the ball! Thus far all's E-Z!" Seeing the ... Continue Reading

To stretch or not to stretch: there is no question (video post).

Video thumbnail for youtube video To stretch or not to stretch: there is no question (video post). - MizFitOnline

httpv:// Now you. Do you make time for stretching? Or are you like I am was & tend to make that the first thing you trim from your exercise routine when pressed for time? Are you a ballistic stretcher even though many sources say not to stretch this way (I have friends who *swear* by this approach)? Have you ever experienced PNF stretching with ... Continue Reading

Bodyweight exercises to improve flexibility.

7 Bodyweight Exercises to Improve Your Flexibility and Balance: We all know that fitness is an important part of our life when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In order to lose weight and keep healthy, we need to incorporate regular exercise into our daily regimen. However exercises that only focus on weight loss or strength skip over a several key elements. Incorporating ... Continue Reading