Movember – No Mustaches Here!

Mo-vember has become a very popular tradition in the month of November. It’s a very fun way to help raise awareness for an important cause but Mo-vember has never really been a big thing in my household. This is the first year we’re even participating in the event. Well, I am not participating, technically, as I lack the special ability to grow face hair (thankfully).

I’ve seen a lot of marketing of ‘alternative to Mo-vember’ options for women out there. NoBra-vember was particularly amusing. I decided to do my own thing, maybe it will catch on, maybe it won’t, but to me, it was a great motivator in a month when motivation is at its lowest and chocolate treats abound.

Enter “Move-mber”! For the month of November, I’ve committed to get up, get out, and get moving, in some way, every day. Those of you who follow Rapunzel’s Adventures on Facebook have probably seen the updates as the month progresses. Hopefully, this sheds some light on those daily (seemingly random) updates.

I’d love for others to join me in my Move-mber initiative, it’s open to anyone and everyone. There’s no need to go to the gym, specifically, or feel obligated to run through a snow storm. The goal is just to find ways, within your physical limits, to increase your activity each day. On rest days, even, I make an effort to walk every hour or to use my work breaks to take the stairs when I wouldn’t otherwise. Anything that’s more than what you usually do is perfect. It’s all about staying motivated and not letting the grayness of November keep you on the couch.

Come and join me in Move-mber!

Facebook – Fun and Fancy Free

It was fitting to title the post after a Walt Disney production. Disney was never one to let dreams slip through his fingers and he was never lacking in inspiration as well as determination to see things through. That’s the approach I want to take with this blog. Branching out and really turning this into more than my rambling fitness thoughts and experiences.

So, Rapunzel’s Adventures has jumped on board the Facebook business phenomenon. It’s never too late, right? A lot of you have already like our page, so a big, huge THANK YOU (yes, it deserves all caps) to all those who helped support the page as it’s starting up. Since the page got 25 likes, I now have a nice pretty custom URL to share with everyone, so feel free to bookmark/follow/like the page as you wish: https://www.facebook.com/RapunzelsAdventures. You can also follow along the updates on the left hand menu of the blog.

Updates and posts to the Facebook page will be short, sweet, and much more frequent than the blog. I really hope those who have followed will want to engage and talk with me about anything they see on either site. I love questions! So to all my new followers, welcome! And to the faithful group who’ve been with me in the beginning, thanks for sticking with me through all of this.

I view November as a month to remember and reflect upon how we got here, but also to look ahead to bigger and better horizons. The Facebook page is just the beginning, so stay tuned!

[Infographic] 10 Exercise/Health Myths

Exercise Myths

A lot of these myths are things I encounter when talking about fitness with people, especially the cardio and scale points. While I have trouble adhering to some of these things (marathon training kind of flies in the face of limiting oneself to 20 minutes of cardio), I know the reasoning behind it.

How many of these facts are new to you? Would they change how you approach your own workouts?