“No” Permission

There was a moment around December 22nd where I said, “I really just don’t want to go out and drink anymore.” Maybe it is a sign of getting older. I dearly hope it isn’t some idea of “maturity.” I just really, really had enough. Enough food. Enough people. Enough — dare I say it — beer. The good times were great, don’t get me wrong, but I had my fill. There is so much pressure to enjoy while the enjoyment is there to be had. Go out because you’re in the city. Hit this party and hang with those people… Read more

Not Wasting Time

How much of your day is spent waiting? Sitting or standing while staring off into space, merely watching one thought flow into the next… waiting for something to happen. A few months back I decided to save myself about 40 Euro by giving myself a 6 hour layover in Belgium on my way to Dublin for a weekend. I spent about 20.50 Euro in the airport, meaning I saved myself 20 Euro for that 6 hours. Half of that was for food (a sorry sandwich, coffee and — a real treat — Snickers bar) and the other half for Internet… Read more

Start with the Ending

Today’s Workout Wednesday is pretty simple. It comes down to one question: What are you working towards? If you cannot answer this simple question, then you are pretty much sunk when it comes to your fitness. I’m not trying to dissuade anyone from getting up off the couch right now and going for a nice 5mile walk. Do. But chances are you aren’t going to keep doing that unless you have a specific reason to.. Whether you are just starting your fitness journey or deep into it, you need to have benchmarks and goals for your workouts or else you… Read more