Sanchin: How I was able to carry just as much wood as the guys

The last two weekends, I’ve been building flower beds with a  group for a leadership community service project. When I showed up the first day, they were unloading wood and carrying it up a hill. I jumped in line right away and, after they dropped two large pieces of wood in my arms, I began…

Lesson learned: Don’t take a magazine in the sauna

I love saunas and I love my Real Simple magazine. What could be better than reading my Real Simple magazine in the sauna????   Well, even though I’ve heard of people taking magazines into a sauna, I learned a lesson because the magazine fell apart at the seams from the dry heat.  Sigh…it was a…

Review of Jillian Michaels’ Bodyshred Circuit Workout

While we are on the subject of Jillian Michaels (see Jillian Michaels has had to change her philosophy), Fitness Magazine also published her Bodyshred Circuit Workout, so I thought I’d give it a shot. Below is my review. Positives: It’s tough! You don’t want to be able to do a workout well all the way…

Jillian Michaels has had to change her philosophy

For the record, I don’t have kids. But, I imagine it is tough as hell to find time to take care of yourself when you are taking care of them too.  So, I wasn’t really surprised to see Jillian Michaels (in a Fitness magazine interview titled, “Jillian Michaels’ new balancing act“) admit that, now that…