Category Archives: Inspiration

The List Of Things To Remember

#1 – Don’t confuse hunger with thirst. Before sticking something solid in your mouth, have a big drink of water instead. #2 – If you don’t eat at least one apple a day, you’re not trying. Apples contain a certain … Continue reading

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Running For The Last 3 Weeks

Three weeks ago, after being inactive for beyond what was the longest time ever, I got back to running. And, in the last 21 days, I have gone for a 5K run 12 times. Wouldn’t it be great if I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Betty Marion White Ludden!

She’s 91 years young today.  And, she’s a role model inspiration that we can stay young and active for a very long time…

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Lori Yates

What an awesome story she has to share! More on this here.

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The World’s Strongest Librarian

Looks interesting.

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100-Pound Losers Meet-Up & Run Marathon

Via a Today Show feature – Twelve obese people, all strangers when they met on the internet, forged friendships while helping each other get healthy and start a running program. They’ve all lost over 100 pounds and are now running … Continue reading

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Michelle Mohr

I saw Michelle Mohr on the Today Show this morning.  It’s the first time that I heard about her story. She lost 100 pounds and has kept it off for five years?  That’s amazing.  Here is how she did it: … Continue reading

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Al Roker’s Book

I just heard that Al Roker has a new book out regarding his weight loss journey.  I would have an interest in reading this one – probably when it hits the discount bin. Reportedly, Al learned that gastric bypass is … Continue reading

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Mason Harvey

I just heard this story from several months back. It’s a good one. Nice to see someone so young turn it around. Source.

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[Great Stuff] From Adam

Read: Looking Beyond The Scale. It’s right on the money.

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The 75-Year Old Bodybuilding Grandma

A great story on a very inspiring person, via the BBC: The world’s oldest female bodybuilder wakes up every day at 02:30 to fit in a 10 mile (16km) run before hitting the gym. But 75-year-old Ernestine Shepherd insists that … Continue reading

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Words Well Said On Losing Weight & Changing Your Life

Tammy Garcia shares these wise words on her weight loss experience – The biggest realization I’ve had, and why I’ve been able to maintain this time around, is that I’ve realized there is no “easy” way to lose weight. There’s … Continue reading

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Never Too Late To Make A Change For The Better

Great story via the USA Today – Elaine Jacobson, 56, of Rochester, N.Y., was inspired to lose weight when she saw someone in a wheelchair and realized, “I have got this body that somebody would give their right arm for, … Continue reading

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Reebok CrossFit Games

Yesterday, I caught a little of the ESPN2 rebroadcast of the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games. Before that, I had never seen this competition before…ever. It’s incredible to see those in this contest. And, it’s amazing to see what the human … Continue reading

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Making That Fitness Resolution Stick

A nice summary from Matt Fitzgerald on six tips for making “Getting Fit” a lifestyle change - About half of those who start a new exercise program abandon it within three to six months. The reason is no mystery–people are lazy. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late To Make A Change…

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Blind 11-Year-Old Runs Marathon

Here’s the story via the Daily News – Wakana Ueda followed the sounds of applause, of chanting and of her mother’s voice as she crossed the finish line of the Honolulu Marathon on December 11. The blind, 11-year-old girl from … Continue reading

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81-Year Old First Time Marathoner

This is an incredible story – Marjorie Kagan went for her first run in March, but “this whole thing,” as the 81-year-old New Yorker refers to her first marathon attempt, began a few years earlier. Shortly after her husband of … Continue reading

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Free Your Mind & The Rest Will Follow

An interesting school of thought on time and energy management from “Dr. Oz” – What are some other tricks in your daily lifestyle that you think help you maintain emotional equilibrium? [Dr. Mehmet Oz]: You know that I have not … Continue reading

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Join The [Running] Club!

I’ve come a long way since the start of this year. Figuring that I’ve run enough “personal” 5Ks, I’ve now signed up and joined a running club – effective yesterday. They have a pretty big membership – their Facebook Page … Continue reading

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Keys To Staying Fit

Chalene Johnson, over at BeachBody, offers her “20 Secrets of Very Fit People.”  It’s a perfect list.

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Cutting Himself in Half

This is a great story. It’s wonderful to see someone young make a change like this – and now he has his whole life ahead of him…and will be able to enjoy it, much more than before.

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Toronto To London Success Story

This is a great story. And, it’s proof that making good food choices, using portion control, tracking/journaling your intake, and making yourself accountable goes a long way towards having a healthy body weight.

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The Early Morning Runner

As I shared yesterday, we were in Disney last week – from Monday through Friday. We had a super-early flight out on Monday.  And, this required us to leave the house at 4:45 AM. Let me tell you – it’s … Continue reading

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Bill Clinton’s Vegan Journey

Via the New York Times Well Blog – After undergoing two separate heart procedures since leaving office a decade ago, former President Bill Clinton changed his diet to slow the progression of heart disease. But when a doctor told him … Continue reading

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