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Workout Wednesday – Squat, Drop, and Roll

 

The idea that I might be healthy enough to exercise with any regularity is a novel unto itself, full of conflict, suspense, and plot twists. But today, I will spare you the humiliating look into vast depths of what sloth-ism looks like and get right into why I am mildly curious about squats and all the pain that rightfully accompanies said exercise. Continue reading “Workout Wednesday – Squat, Drop, and Roll”

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY 15 DAILY EXERCISE SUBSTITUTES

 

Does anyone else find it inhumanly maddening to wake up an hour early simply to jar your body into the metabolism management race? In the Adding Insult to Injury category, you arrive home from a long day of working for the man to find your stair master mocking you.  That internal voice screams four letter words at you: lazy, poky, slug. I don’t have to listen to that drivel, so my brain’s justification committee has taken over. I researched 15 common daily activities and will admit my surprise at how many calories are expended just living the life of Sherrie.

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Workout Wednesday 5 Reasons Your Workout Isn’t Working

 

Who among us hasn’t stunk up the room with our self-created pity pot full of reasons why we don’t work out with regularity, or if you’re me – at all? Have you ever wondered why your best efforts at working out might as well have been spent on QVC shopping? Maybe it’s your approach or maybe it’s just your mindset.  Coaxing your workout into a workable masterpiece may be as simple as a paradigm shift. One of my favorite quotes of all time,

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Workout Wednesday “Does this make my butt look big?”

 

This may be the most misleading question on the planet. If you are a woman and you’ve found that these words have crossed your lips from the realm of reasonableness into the world of “Did I say that out loud” insanity, then you seek an answer to one of two real underlying questions. If you’re a man and are required to answer, you must know from which origination the question is asked. Difficult dilemma, and may God help you.

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Trending Tuesday 5 Magical Tips for Going Back to Work After a Long Weekend

You stayed up late last night eating and drinking in blissful excess. You’re an interesting person after all. But the realization that you must return to the work trenches tomorrow smacked you square in the schnozz five minutes after last call. A close personal relationship with your snooze button in the morning is not a viable option. So what’s a Townie to do? These 5 Magical Tips for Going Back to Work After a Long Weekend may save your life, not to mention your job.

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Thirsty Thursday Alternative Milk Does a Body Good

 

After yesterday’s explosive workout, were you disheartened this morning while pouring fat-laden high caloric cow’s milk over the flakes of your most important meal of the day?

Charge past the soggy myth that only bovine milk does a body good. These 5 alternative milks will give you food for thought. Continue reading “Thirsty Thursday Alternative Milk Does a Body Good”

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY 1/2 MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE/SCHMEDULE

 

If I’m running 13.1 miles, it’s because I’m either being chased by Freddie Krueger wielding a gun, I’m attempting to outrun K-9 dogs from the local penitentiary, or I’m chasing the ice cream truck to snag one of those shortbread cream dreams. I understand that many of you crazy health nuts out there run to improve your quality of life. I have a personal theory that you’re endorphin junkies. But whatever your reason may be for running 331 linear acres, a strategic training plan should be developed and consistently followed. I am the living epitome of the word Beginner, so I’ll outline below the baby steps to hone you into “evading the Po Po” shape in 13-22 short weeks. Continue reading “WORKOUT WEDNESDAY 1/2 MARATHON TRAINING SCHEDULE/SCHMEDULE”

THIRSTY THURSDAY TOP 6 ENERGY DRINKS

 

The backs of my hands drag the ground as I schlepp my way to work. Somehow I must muster enough energy to plow through the mail, client phone calls, and the fires guaranteed to suck the life right out of me.  All this is dependent upon my ability to crawl through the front door. I make my way to the coffee machine, albeit at the pace of “snail,” and make that first glorious cup of Joe. But something is missing. The effects are slow to kick in, and the productivity from my 20’s fails to make an appearance – again. How does one grind through every day without enough energy to power up the blood? Is an energy drink the Holy Grail I’ve been searching for? Not being the kind of numskull that pours just anything down my gullet, I researched my Caf-Pow options. Abbey Sciuto fans know what I’m talking about. Continue reading “THIRSTY THURSDAY TOP 6 ENERGY DRINKS”

WORKOUT WEDNESDAY DEAR JOHN TO MY PERSONAL TRAINER

 

I’ve been in a pseudo barbaric relationship with my personal trainer for a year now. I’ve weighed pro against con and have arrived at the same conclusion each time – John has to go. Other than the humiliation heaped upon me and the excruciating pain he joyfully inflicts for one hour every week, he’s a tolerable guy. But the fairy tale must end sometime. Our Beauty and the Beast role-play is not really working for me. A girl can only be the Beast for so long. So, to my masochistic Beauty, I must say ‘fare thee well.’ I’ve enclosed this letter so that it may serve to guide you in future liasons and save some other Joe Schmoe from the agony of reaching for horizons that are clearly unattainable. Continue reading “WORKOUT WEDNESDAY DEAR JOHN TO MY PERSONAL TRAINER”

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