Do right by your mind, do right by your body, do right by your spirit. Anyone can and should…LOVE THE SCALE. Now get your workout in! Peace – R
Self-Correct…anytime you get Off-Track
Whenever you find yourself getting off-track when it comes to your fitness regime or worse, your body weight, no worries. Simply Self-Correct.
Anyone who has read my memoir knows that Chapter 67 is one of my favorites and is called just that, Self-Correct. Because it’s all about getting back on-track ASAP as soon as you start to deviate from your daily fitness responsibilities as well as from your ideal weight.
Case in point: Last month I gained the COVID 5, that is to say, 5 pounds of extra weight due to the overconsumption of food (mostly cookies) during this crazy pandemic. Not sure about you, but the prolonged ‘safer-at-home’ decree has really put a damper on my fitness routine, not to mention my usually good eating habits. So rather than get mad or frustrated, I confidently chose to Self-Correct and I’m right back where I started…5 pounds lighter.
How did I do it? I increased my aerobic exercises to 8 miles of walking per day (up from 7 miles/day last month) and decreased my weight training exercises by about 50%. Thus, I kept my total monthly exercise percentage the same (12%) while increasing my total calories burned. That said, with a little time and energy and discipline (of course), anyone can make the right choice versus the easy choice. For more self-correcting details, check-out my book on Amazon.
Here’s my exercise report card for May 2020:
- 20 minutes/day of Abs/Stretching and Tola Yoga = 10 hours
- 20 minutes/day of bodyweight training = 10 hours
- 25 flights of stairs/day = 750 (about 3 hours)
- 8 miles/day of fast-paced walking = 250 miles (about 60 hours)
- 7 minutes/day of standing balancing poses = 3 hours
Have an awesome June everyone…and get your workout in! Peace – R
500th Yoga Class in the First 50 Weeks: Chicago
I’m heels over head for teaching my 500th Yoga class since arriving in Chicago last September.
I’m grateful to my courageous students, fellow teachers and managers, and the owners of Chicago Athletic Clubs for giving me the opportunity to spread my passion for fitness & yoga, and specifically my style of Tola Yoga.
Looking forward to inspiring the world with YogaStyles of RICH and the Almost Famous.
Peace – R
Celebrating 50 Years of Fitness with Weights & Yoga!
Yesterday I turned 53, so we did a little photo shoot by Lake Michigan to celebrate my 50 years of fitness. That’s right, I said FIFTY because at age 13 my Dad started me weight training on a regular basis – not to mention all the push-ups and sit-ups I had already been doing for years.
Add to that 10 years of Yoga, and voila! 40 yrs of Weights + 10 yrs of Yoga = 50 yrs of Fitness
And like the saying goes, the proof is in the pudding, so you do the math. And don’t forget to tune-in this Sunday, April 3rd at 11am (Central Time) for the best Yoga workout in the world…Tola Yoga streaming LIVE (and it’s free) on my Periscope and Twitter! Peace – R
Coming Soon: Tola Yoga Classes on Periscope
Get ready for the best Yoga workout in the world: Tola Yoga on Periscope. Starting April 3rd at 11AM (Central Time) I’ll be teaching you my unique style of fitness Yoga I’ve created over the past 10 years. Meet my Chicago Yoga students and learn some new poses and sequences!
Tola Talks Monica Lewinsky, Baby James & Fitness Tips
Spring has sprung with a Super moon and total solar eclipse. Plus, Monica Lewinsky hits the nail on the head about cyberbullying at the Ted Talks in Vancouver, congrats to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on welcoming a new baby girl, James, to the family, and it’s Fitness Friday so check-out what to do when you just don’t wanna do it. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks
Tola Talks Movie Mondays & Keanu Reeves’ John Wick
Tola Talks about High School students & terror in Washington, disappearing Dads & stadium searches, NFL rookies & stupid mistakes, plus new Alcoholism applications and simple mind tricks to get the most out of your workout. On Movie Mondays, Rich and guest co-host Troy Titus-Adams also review the new Keanu Reeves action-thriller, John Wick.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Tola Talks w/ Celebrity Fitness Trainer Kathy Kaehler
Tola Talks with Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Author, Spokesperson and LATalkRadio’s host of “Fit and Sexy for Life”, Kathy Kaehler. On Whatever Wednesdays, Rich also talks about healthy living & good nutrition, gunshots & terror in Canada, Social Security increases & Warren Buffet losing Billions, plus the GYST Award for pre-natal pill popping & drug addicted babies.
Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Tola Talks w/ 99 Cent Store Brand Ambassador Papa Joe
Tola Talks weight loss, GYST Award for an Olympic Champion and the USA Today. On Wellness Wednesdays, Rich interviews the Brand Ambassador for the 99 Cent Store – and 250 pound loser – Papa Joe Aviance. Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.
Tola Talks with Wellness Professionals Tom & Toni Polucki
Tola Talks with Wellness Professionals, Dr. Thomas Polucki & his lovely wife Toni. On Wellness Wednesdays, Rich also teaches us the proper way to do a Yoga push-up (Chaturanga Dandasana). Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.