5 Simple Tips to Stay Active During Your Work Day

A lot of us, myself included, work in an office environment and are sitting at desks all day, Monday through Friday. Staying sedentary during the work week can wreak havoc on your body over time, even if you are finding time to fit in a workout. That said, there are so many easy ways to stay moving and active during your 9-5 (or whatever hours you find yourself in that desk chair). I hope you can utilize some or all of these tips to help you and your coworkers combat the sedentary lifestyle that offices and cubicles can sometimes foster. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep your body moving. ...more

6 Exercises to Try For a High Intensity Training Workout

When you hear "high intensity training" what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No, thank you? What if I told you that you could complete a full body strength workout to complete exhaustion using high intensity training in just 30 minutes and not have to do it everyday? Exciting, right? ...more
Oh, wait. I do HIIT classes - intervals!more

How to Build a Home Gym for Under $50

If you use your gym membership, great. But if you don't, you're throwing away that money each month. While you could create a home gym for as little as $25, if you have a little more money to spare, you can build a gym for the one time cost of $50. That beats out a monthly charge. I built my home gym over time, and you can totally do the same, which means that as you budget grows, so can your home gym. In no time you will have a fully stocked gym, and you can avoid the budget suck that an outside gym may cause. The items listed below are a great addition to any home gym and all provide you with an array of workouts that you can do at home but or on the go. ...more
I like tubes, gliding discs and a stability ball for my $50 and under gym.more

A Healthier Me: a Foodie on a health and happiness mission

 In January of 2012, after downloading, seeing and being properly horrified by how fat I’d gotten in that last year I decided to go on a diet....more

5 Simple Tips to Stay Active During Your Work Day

A lot of us, myself included, work in an office environment and are sitting at desks all day, Monday through Friday. Staying sedentary during the work week can wreak havoc on your body over time, even if you are finding time to fit in a workout. That said, there are so many easy ways to stay moving and active during your 9-5 (or whatever hours you find yourself in that desk chair). I hope you can utilize some or all of these tips to help you and your coworkers combat the sedentary lifestyle that offices and cubicles can sometimes foster. Here are some of my favorite ways to keep your body moving. ...more

Best investment of a life time

In our consumer filled lives we are always reading about the best way to invest our money. 'Choose this bank; buy these shares; choose this term deposit, etc'.  Over the past few years I have discovered the greatest return on investment is my health.Without it - I have nothing.   Since sharing my journey online I've lost over 20 kilos (approx 44lbs). Now some have unashamedly asked me, "couldn't you have lost more weight?"  My answer is, "Of course. But I'm creating a healthy lifestyle, not a skinny life." ...more

Move Your Muscles with this Independence Day Mini Workout

Happy Independence Day to you all!  My guess is a lot of you are gearing up for cookouts, family gatherings, and fireworks with friends.  How exciting!  With that in mind, I'm sure a lot of you are taking a break from your full workouts this weekend (no worries, I am too), but there's no excuse not to get in a mini workout over the weekend!  This one's good for the whole body.  Ready for the fun?  Keep reading!...more

6 Exercises to Try For a High Intensity Training Workout

When you hear "high intensity training" what are the first words that come to mind? Terrifying? Daunting? No, thank you? What if I told you that you could complete a full body strength workout to complete exhaustion using high intensity training in just 30 minutes and not have to do it everyday? Exciting, right? ...more
Oh, wait. I do HIIT classes - intervals!more

Firecracker Arm workout

Holy moly it’s July! I don’t know about you but this month really snuck up on me. July is definitely my favorite summer month because of the 4th, our annual beach trip, and the fact that summer is in full swing. Everyone is out of school and in summer mode so it’s hard to be anything but happy.I’m especially happy this week because one of my sisters is coming to visit this weekend....more

Birthday Shuffle V - Day 2 - Geronimo

Music has always been a part of what I do....more

Sticks and Stones: 6 Tips for Rollerblading Safety

So, this happened. In the dumbest way possible....more

How to Be Race Ready Even if You Don't Think So

Hello!My last race was a 10k a few weeks ago. It may turn out to be my favorite distance. I signed up for this race a day before the race knowing that I would have company the entire weekend. I knew that I would probably have a few drinks on Friday and stay up late. I knew that a least one meal with french fries would occur.I definitely had a freak out before my guests arrived for the weekend and had a few too many drinks on Friday before the race. The outcome?...more

Tough Mudder - More Like Bacteria Mudder

  While listening to The Lamont and Tonelli show on The Bone (107.7FM San Francisco)  they began talking about the mud runs people do, especially the Tough Mudder....more
I just posted on my timeline about 1000 runners getting sick in France from a Tough Mudder race.more