Category Archives: Motivation and Inspiration

Countdown to the Tough Mudder …

“Tough what?” our friends ask.  “Tough Mudder,” we reply.

“But why?” they mumble.  “Why not?” we respond.

I’ve had some time since tapping the “send” button to reflect on the decision to join legions of people younger than my own children in this craziness, and it boils down to 3 reasons that are easy to articulate and easy to defend. Continue reading

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Reasons to Exercise (Part 3 of 3)

Here is your third, and final, set of 10 persuasive reasons to exercise.

  • Exercise provides opportunities for social interactions that couch potatoes miss.  Sure, watching the Super Bowl is great fun for everyone, but wouldn’t you rather be laughing and trash-talking with friends while tossing the ball and running yourself?  Taking a walk with a buddy?  Puddle splashing with your kids?  Have you considered running or walking to support your favorite charity?  There’s a word you used as a child when you wanted some exercise – you called it “play” and, most likely, you “played” with friends! Continue reading

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Reasons to Exercise (Part 2 of 3)

As promised in yesterday’s post, here is your second set of 10 compelling reasons to finish surfing in cyberspace and get your body moving.

  • Although it won’t take care of hot flashes, exercise can help cope with stress and anxiety that often accompanies menopause.  Researchers have found that not only do the symptoms of menopause drop with as little as 3 hours a week of exercise, but measures of physical and psychological functioning and positive state of mind actually improve.  (We advise friends and partners of menopausal women to exercise, as well, and to always remember that they’re safer teasing a grizzly bear than telling her she’s cranky.) Continue reading

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Reasons to Exercise (Part 1 of 3)

You know you need to do it, so we’re not going to hit you over the head with a zillion reasons why you should “Drop and give us ten!”   Instead, we’re going to share just 10 at a time.  What follows is the first of 3 sets of 10 repsContinue reading

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Why Most Exercise Programs Fail

Old ShoesWe can’t say it any more clearly – When fitness programs fail, it’s never because of lack of time, gym membership or equipment. They fail for one of two reasons.  Either the program du jour is bogus and ill conceived, or the exercises are performed at a low intensity level.

To elaborate, a program is most likely to be bogus and ill-conceived if it:

  • Requires the use of 8-ounce water bottles for anything other than drinking,
  • Requires a piece of equipment featured in an infomercial and paid for in only 3 easy installments,
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… Because Workouts Should Be Kept Short and Simple!

Welcome to KissWorkouts Blog!

Over time, we hope you’ll enjoy watching this site will grow into a collection of training tips, workouts, health information, motivational quotes and thoughtful musings on life.

Why KissWorkouts?  Because when working out, you’ll want to  keep it short and simple so you can spend your life with family and friends, enjoying the people and activities that make you feel alive and happy.

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