One Moment at a Time: How Fitness Happens

“Things don’t just happen!”

This was the response I would hear from my father when I used to exclaim, “It just happened!” as an excuse for having done something wacky that I immediately knew would get me in trouble.

Deliberation and Decision

Whatever disastrous event I was responsible for that precipitated his stern rebuke, it all really started when I made a decision to act on my idea, didn’t it?

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Steven Siemons ACSM CPT's picture

As a lifelong fitness enthusiast and armchair philosopher (BA in Social Science, UC Irvine), Steven communicates his passion for health and wellness with an offbeat slant. It's a lifestyle, he will insist; and fitness is really a journey to find what fits--for you. His personal fitness journey has primarily centered on resistance training for more than fifty years. An intense three-year exposure to Shotokan Karate under Sensei Ray Dalke and Sensei Edmond Otis in Southern California during his thirties (he is now 65, since you're wondering) had a significant impact on his appreciation for the martial arts as fitness disciplines. It is his sincere hope that you will find insight, inspiration, and knowledge from the ideas he sends your way. Find more of his work at The Senior Health and Fitness Blog.
 

Every Field Must Lay Fallow

Maybe you are in the middle of a dry spell so severe your lips are parched.

I’m sorry. I know that feeling — that sinking, empty, aching feeling — and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.

But I know that eventually it will end. And you will live through it. I’m sorry I can’t say how long “eventually” will be, but I do know that you will get your mojo back.

You are an artist.

And sometimes artists endure extended periods during which it seems as if nothing’s happening.

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Samantha Bennett's picture

Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

Wow, I Really Regret That Workout

Said no one…ever!

What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness.

Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in Portland, Oregon. Every Monday, members of the gym come in at the start of their week, their energy seems a little low, they are usually a little more quiet than on other nights, and I always try to bring my energy to the group to help liven them up.

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Johnny Nasello is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, and nationally recognized expert group fitness instructor living in Portland, Oregon. Keep up with his current trainings, classes, insights, and ridiculously awesome Online Bootcamp and Yoga program at his blog www.johnnyfit.com.

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09/21/2017
“Things don’t just happen!” This was the response I would hear from my father when I used to exclaim, “It just happened!” as an excuse for having done something wacky that I... read more
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10/17/2016
Maybe you are in the middle of a dry spell so severe your lips are parched. I’m sorry. I know that feeling — that sinking, empty, aching feeling — and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. But I know... read more
exercise meme about regret and fitness
05/01/2015
Said no one…ever! What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness. Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in... read more
Woman in forest peering into huge hourglass
09/21/2017
“Things don’t just happen!” This was the response I would hear from my father when I used to exclaim, “It just happened!” as an excuse for having done something wacky that I... read more
Back of man standing in lonely field in the fog.
10/17/2016
Maybe you are in the middle of a dry spell so severe your lips are parched. I’m sorry. I know that feeling — that sinking, empty, aching feeling — and I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. But I know... read more
exercise meme about regret and fitness
05/01/2015
Said no one…ever! What makes these motivational memes resonate with people? Quite honestly, it’s probably their profound truthfulness. Every Monday evening I run bootcamps at Fulcrum Fitness in... read more