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March into Fitness!

The month of March brings the gift of daylight that makes it easier for us to run and walk outside. It also brings a chance to renew or revive your fitness goals. Here's a fun calendar to keep track of your progress. I used flour-leaf clovers instead of three-leaf shamrocks so I could keep track of my three ongoing goals and one new goal.

Love Your Heart in February!

February is traditionally the month to think about love and hearts... or about loving our hearts! This month I'm challenging myself to do 5 miles of cardio exercise each day, using a combination of walking, running, and cycling. My one caveat is that the 5 miles needs to be intentional; any miles logged working and doing daily activities are extra. 

I'm a Streaker!

I'm officially a Streaker! A running streaker, that is. On January 1, 2018 I met the challenge to run at least 1 mile every day for 40 days. You can read more about it in my earlier article, "Runner's World 40 Days of Awesome!" Over the 40 days between Thanksgiving Day 2017 and New Year's Day 2018 I ran a total of 59 miles, including three 5k runs on my own. I ran indoors on the treadmill and outside in sunshine, rain, dark, and cold.

Resolution Tools for Lasting Change

The resolutions list: It makes us feel great to make a list of all the things we want to improve about ourselves. We feel confident and empowered. The usual outcome: Those feel-good lists create unrealistic or vague expectations that we can't possibly achieve. 

Flip Your Focus for Lasting Change

The quote "what the mind believes the body achieves" is a popular internet meme. It's a great motivator, but what's missing is the path to healthy beliefs. The path does NOT start with these negative beliefs: