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Blog Profile / Starling Fitness

Filed Under:Health / Fitness
Posts on Regator:954
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Archived Since:June 8, 2008

Blog Post Archive

My Goal Is To Run Around The World

I can’t stop thinking about Chris Traeger and his goal to run to the moon. That’s a little much for me, but I can envision me running around the world. Heck, when I look at my Runkeeper stats, I have already run 1,817 miles. And that only counts only the runs that I have logged [...]

My Goal Is To Run To The Moon

I loved this image set that I saw on Funeral For My Fat the other day. It reads: I have run 10 miles a day, every day, for 18 years. That’s 65,000 miles… a third of the way to the moon. My goal is to run to the moon. Here’s the video of it and [...]

Success Trains. Failure Complains.

I love this motivational poster that I saw on work sweat achieve the other day. It reads: Success Trains. Failure Complains. When I think of all the ways I’ve failed and then complained about how my body is shaped because of that failure, I need to hang my head in shame. From now on, every [...]

My Motivational Shrine

The other day, I printed up all the little motivational posters that I have found all over the web and put them on a foam board. I then put it up on the wall right in front of the treadmill, so when I’m running, I can read them. Here’s a picture of it. Click it [...]

Even If You Fall On Your Face

I love this motivational poster I found on Healthy is Classy. It reads: Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. Victor Klam It made me chuckle when I read it, but more importantly, it’s TRUE. It reminds me of a song that was recommended to me by a friend called Moving [...]

You ARE Doing It

I haven’t tried this idea from MotiveWeight. It reads: Instead of telling yourself you CAN do it, tell yourself you ARE doing it. I’ve gotten a lot of steam from “I think I can.” There were so many times when I was riding my bike, trying to get it up that huge hill near my [...]

Learn To Say No To Your Cravings And Your Mind

I really like this poster from Make It Count. It reads: Learn to say no not only to your cravings, but to the part of your mind that thinks it’s okay to give up. That part of my mind that thinks it’s okay to give up is pretty strong. It has given up on Weight [...]

Your Body Keeps An Accurate Journal

This motivational photo from Loving My Body Through All the Good and Bad really made me think. It reads: Your body keeps and accurate journal regardless of what you write down. I’ve really been thinking about this since the ActiveLink made me realize that I was WAY over-counting my exercise. I wrote in that entry: [...]

Get Addicted to Intense Cardio

I love this motivational photo from Fitness, Health, and Confidence. It reads: Get addicted to intense cardio For years, I have used this heart rate training chart to judge how much cardio I should be doing. I have a strong heart and no history of heart trouble in my family, yet, I still assumed that [...]

Image Is Powerful

Kudos to MotiveWeight for posting a link to this TED Talk. It’s a talk called Image Is Powerful from supermodel Cameron Russell. You can just hear in her voice how scared she is to tell the true story of being a model. If you ever think, ‘If I had thinner thighs and shinier hair, wouldn’t [...]

When I Get Skinny, You’ll Pay…

I was reading Found in Mom’s Basement and found this old advertisement from Post Cereal. It reads: “Any protein cereal helps keep you the right size… as long as it’s Post Grape-Nuts” Thirty per cent more protein in every spoonful – more than any other cereal. That flavor really shapes up, too – so different, [...]

I Am Stronger Than Any Excuse

Yesterday, I was SICK. Explosive diarrhea, vomiting, constant nausea, joint pain and exhaustion. I was so bad, we cancelled our plans with friends today because even if I felt better, I might be contagious and they have a new baby. This morning, I felt weak, but a little better. The “explosions” were gone. I was [...]

Never Stop Trying

I was looking around at fit > skinny and I found this motivational picture. It reads: Never stop trying; if you just keep going you will succeed. I love the idea of motivational sayings painted on the trail. Where is this? I tried to do a little forensics on it, but all I could find [...]

The Tortoise and the Hare: A Fable Revisited

I’ve been wearing this turtle necklace lately to remind me that “Slow and Steady Wins The Race.” The more I think about the fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, however, the more I think that everyone got the moral of the story wrong. If you are unfamiliar with the fable of The Tortoise and [...]

Don’t Give Up

I needed a good motivational picture of a girl running with the words “Don’t Give Up” on it for my wall in front of my treadmill. I made one for myself, so here it is for you as well. If you click on it, you can get the full-sized version. I found the picture on [...]

Yonanas: Free Ice Cream Treats

On Weight Watchers, you can eat as much fruit as you want for “free.” Zero points for fruit. That has been a drastic change in my diet because I have been eating low carb for the last year off and on (mostly off), so fruit feels like a decadent treat to me. Not nearly as [...]

The Secret of Change

I love this quote I found on Week in Review. – tk(o). It reads: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. -Socrates Now, I don’t know if Socrates actually said that or if it’s a misquote, but I truly need to [...]

Tricia Kelly’s Total Body Transformation

I saw this photo on Instagram Fitness. After a little research, I found that it’s a photo of Tricia Kelly (tkofitatx) on Twitter and she also has a website called tk(o).. It took her four years, but now she is a hard and lean Cross-Fit Lovin’ Machine! Congratluations, Tricia! Keep up the good work! You’re [...]

All They Care About Is You

I saw this awesome quote on Funeral for My Fat they other day and it made me feel so good. It reads: “Whenever you feel sad just remember that there are billions of cells in your body and all they care about is you.” This quote is attributed to Will Ferrell, but it doesn’t look [...]

The Suzy Chapstick Workout

I truly enjoyed Retrospace’s tribute to the The Suzy Chapstick Workout. It gets more and more hilarious the further they delve into the book until poor Suzy is doing exercises like The Rover. I wonder if the Insanity workout that people are oohing and aahing over right now will seem as silly in thirty years.

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