Episode 24: Streaming Fitness: Choosing a Home Workout Option Can Be … Well, A Workout

Streaming fitness, where you can participate in a workout from the comfort of your home, certainly isn’t new. But the plethora of sites proliferating workouts and classes all over the interwebs … well, there are new options. Lots of options. So. Many. Options.  So, with all the workout goodness to choose from, how do youContinue reading “Episode 24: Streaming Fitness: Choosing a Home Workout Option Can Be … Well, A Workout”

Episode 23: Does Meditation Really Calm Your Inner Coked-Up Squirrel, or Is It Just Glorified Napping?

Do your thoughts tend to race? Do you have trouble focusing on one thing at a time? Do you find yourself buried under a deluge of anxious messages from your ungrateful brain, telling you Tiffany from high school was right and that you’ll never amount to anything and that you walk like an orangutan withContinue reading “Episode 23: Does Meditation Really Calm Your Inner Coked-Up Squirrel, or Is It Just Glorified Napping?”

Episode 22: Gratitude: If Nothing Else, There’re Always Sweatpants

After a year where we witnessed a global pandemic, racial unrest, one of the most divisive elections in recent history, murder hornets, “Tiger King,” and Mario Lopez as sexy Colonel Sanders, talking about gratitude can feel … tone deaf.  No one wants to be the obnoxiously cheery “look on the bright side!” person (well, AJContinue reading “Episode 22: Gratitude: If Nothing Else, There’re Always Sweatpants”

Episode 21: Hells (Kettle)bells: How One Piece of Exercise Equipment Packs All the Punches

Hells (kettle)bells Hells (kettle)bells, you got me swinging Hells (kettle)bells, my heart rate’s high Hells (kettle)bells Oh, come on! It’s been for-eh-ver since we started a blog post with song lyrics. So, as usual, apologies to AC/DC for bastardizing their hit, and the rest of you are welcome for the earworm. Anyhoo, much has alreadyContinue reading “Episode 21: Hells (Kettle)bells: How One Piece of Exercise Equipment Packs All the Punches”

Episode 20: Go Out and Get Yourself One of Them There SMART Goals

Here we are, just days into the brand-spanking-new 2021. So, we’re assuming that you, like Hillary, have already shelved your New Year’s resolutions and are eagerly anticipating trying again in 2022. … No! Wait! That’s not how a rousing, hope-filled, educational blog post about goal setting is supposed to start out! Fine, fine, fine. We’llContinue reading “Episode 20: Go Out and Get Yourself One of Them There SMART Goals”

Episode 19: It’s a Hot Mess Filled with Vision Boards, Embracing the Suck, and Somehow Also Gratitude

You could argue that every episode that AJ and Hillary release is a hot mess. And you’d have a valid point. And yes, they frequently warn that an episode has “gone off the rails.” … We don’t really know where we’re going with this, other than to note that Episode 19 is no different, exceptContinue reading “Episode 19: It’s a Hot Mess Filled with Vision Boards, Embracing the Suck, and Somehow Also Gratitude”

Episode 18: The Holiday Special

“It’s the mooooossssssst wonderful time of the …”  You know what, Andy Williams? Shut it. Fiiiiine. That’s a little harsh. Bah humbug.  But you gotta admit, even if you love the holidays, they can get a little … tense. And in a year when there’s been a global pandemic and whole lotta political shenanigans, timeContinue reading “Episode 18: The Holiday Special”

Working Out in a Winter Wonderland

NOTE: The accompanying podcast will drop a day earlier than usual, so watch for it on Wednesday, Nov. 25. That way, you can be on the lookout for all the Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals on the gear we mentioned because you know you’re gonna wanna do alllllll the winter activities.  It seems thatContinue reading “Working Out in a Winter Wonderland”

Episode 16: Close Encounters of the COVID Kind

We know, we know. We’re all tired of hearing about COVID 19. Tired of the politics and arguing and masks and quarantine and distance learning and Zoom meetings and … yeah, we’ll stop now. Anyway, it’s all been exhausting, and there’s no end in sight. But sometimes, it helps to hear the stories of thoseContinue reading “Episode 16: Close Encounters of the COVID Kind”

Episode 15: You Are Getting Vurrrrrrry Sleeeeepy

If you’re one of those people who usually gets a good night’s sleep and wakes up refreshed and ready to tackle the day, congratulations. We hate you and wish a pox upon your house. But if you’re like AJ and Hillary and about a third of Americans, sleep can be an illusive beast at theContinue reading “Episode 15: You Are Getting Vurrrrrrry Sleeeeepy”