So, you have your Big Why—your purpose and reason to get up in the morning. Maybe it’s saving rhinos, or being a rhino keeper. Or perhaps you want to write the next great American novel. Your Big Why. It’s uniquely yours.
Finding your Why is an important component to finding the motivation to achieve your fitness goals, and start your journey to a healthier, happier you. Read More “Finding Your Why”
Zookeepers are an amazing group of people. They dedicate their lives to improve animal welfare, educate the public, and promote conservation. Read More “Zookeepers Guide to Healthy Habits”
ZooFit is a fun and unique fitness program which I am incredibly proud to share with the world. In the past, I have focused quite a bit on Conservation Fitness. Which is important because it’s one of my three pillars. Conservation Fitness bridges the gap between effort and success. Meet your fitness goals, help save the planet. It’s pretty amazing, really. Read More “Fitness Through Operant Conditioning”
No, not LINT. LENT.
Today is Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Also known in England and Ireland (and probably all of Europe) as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day. Worldwide, people celebrate today by stuffing our faces with a ridiculous amount of food (and sometimes alcohol), because tomorrow is International Catholic Extreme Restriction for 40 Days. Read More “A Positive Spin on Lent”
I think I may have fried my brain, because I was trying to come up with a clever title, and everything witty is escaping me. For the past month, I have been giving Daily Burn, an online workout program, an honest try. Read More “Daily Burn”
It’s the first couple weeks of the new year, and I’m already off to a rocky start. I don’t think there’s a part of my body which isn’t broken, achy, or excessively sore. And negative feelings have been creeping into my head. Things that have NO BUSINESS being up there. Read More “Focusing on the Positive”
One of the biggest downfalls many people have in starting a new program is doing too much, too soon, too fast, and too hard. It took me FOREVER to figure this out on my own, which is kinda sad. As an animal trainer, I would never in a billion years think to teach an animal a new behavior in one quick step.
Today I presented a class on Creativity for my writing group. While listening to the section on dealing with “trolls”, I was reminded of a powerful lesson I learned as a zookeeper in dealing with setbacks. To be truly successful and to maintain a positive mindset, you must deal with setbacks and mistakes with only a positive approach. In animal training, we typically use the Least Reinforcing Scenario. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Day 27- Least Reinforcing Scenario”