Category Archives: Exercise

Mini-Kaizen Plan: Easing Into a New Fitness Routine

Last week, we went through a 7-step process for transitioning into new eating habits, so this week I’d like to follow up with the other big “should” we often neglect: exercise. We’ve talked about setting exercise goals (here and here), … Continue reading

Posted in Create a Kaizen Plan, Exercise, flexibility, Goal setting, Health, Mini-Kaizen Plan, Planning, Stretching, Weight Loss | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … Continue reading

Posted in Clutter, Exercise, Insomnia, Self-Hypnosis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

Guest Post: Brenda Lawrence on Small Steps Towards a Healthy Life

Please welcome physical therapist Brenda Lawrence, who’s stopping in today to share her tips for living healthy. We all want to live healthier lives, but sometimes it can be hard to manage with work, family, friends, and all the other … Continue reading

Posted in Diet, Exercise, Guest Post, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Getting Ready to Kaizen in 2012, Part 3

So now that I’ve identified my goals for 2012 and done a Strengths-Weakenesses-Opportunities-Threats (SWOT) analysis for my fitness goal, it’s time to translate what I learned into a specific plan that I can follow in 2012. To start, let’s look … Continue reading

Posted in Create a Kaizen Plan, Exercise, flexibility, Goal setting, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Lay a Foundation for Fitness with Foot and Ankle Exercises

One of my intentions for 2012 is to get back into shape, and some of my 2011 small steps have laid the foundation for starting an exercise program: 10 minute stretching routine (increases range of motion, reduces muscles soreness after … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise, flexibility, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lay a Foundation for Fitness with Foot and Ankle Exercises

Do You Have Boiling Frog Syndrome?

Have you heard of Boiling Frog Syndrome? It works something like this… If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will immediately try to jump out. But if you put the same frog in a pot … Continue reading

Posted in Clutter, Diet, Exercise, Health, negative patterns, Procrastination, recurring problems, Self-Sabotage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

What is Your Life Trying to Tell You?

You’ve heard the saying, “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans?” Boy, did I have other plans last week. I planned to add core exercises to my routine. I planned to finish the short story that I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Excuses, Exercise, Health, Priorities, Self-Sabotage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

How Strong Is Your Core? And Why Should You Care?

One of the biggest factors hampering my productivity these days is stiffness and pain in my back. Back problems put a limit on how long I can sit in a chair, and how long I can sit in a chair … Continue reading

Posted in Core Strength, Exercise, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Strong Is Your Core? And Why Should You Care?

Get Started with Stretching

Since some of you are also choosing to add stretching to your daily routine as this week’s small step, I thought this might be a good time to talk a bit more about the benefits of getting more flexible. Stretching… … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise, Health, Stretching, Week 2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Get Started with Stretching