35 Ideas For Rewards When Your Reach Your Fitness Goals

Awhile back, I started up the Couch to 5K program yet again. This time jumping in at Week 5 with the goal of finishing the program. I stalled out around Week 7 for quite a while but I can now proudly say I did it!...more

My first Failure

I feel like I failed at the gym tonight.  It's quite upsetting. There was a big football game on tonight (State of Origin) so only 4 of us showed up. At least the full class wasn't there to witness my humiliation....more

Lamington pancakes

This is a healthy take on an iconic Australian dessert. And the best part is? There's no baking involved and it's perfectly acceptable to have for breakfast!Find this recipe and other healthy desserts at:http://www.vonnix.com/2013/07/lamington-pancakes-ingredients-for-pancakes-2/...more

I weigh how much?!

I'm so excited I have finally began sharing on BlogHer, and  I thought my first post should share where it all started. "I weigh how much? Are you #%*& serious?" I thought that’s what I would screech at Dr V during my weigh in.  Although, I believe I could have be forgiven if an expletive had escaped my lips. However, you will all be pleased to know it didn’t....more
Fat Be Gone AmberRose  I've started doing CrossFit.  I'm in my 3rd week and it's been nuts. I do ...more

It's Not the Same Race at All: How the Front of the Pack Differs from the Back of the Pack

This is not the recap I had planned on writing. I adore Runner’s World, that is clearly no secret around here. I’ve had nothing but fantastic experiences with them and their races. But the post I’m about to write isn’t just about the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half Marathon. It’s about what I’m unfortunately going to assume is the reality of the majority of races out there. ...more
This is disheartening.  I've only done one 5k & since I was in the first wave of a large race ...more

A Setback and a tough WOD

Last week a virus was going around the office.  Predictably I picked it up and spent one day in bed with a raging fever.  I ended up not going to the gym at all last week. I was pretty upset about it as I've been enjoying it....more

Adult Swim: Being a "Mature Adult" at the Kids First Swim School

I had a rather depressing milestone birthday this year, and around the same time a friend asked if I’d like to participate in a women’s empowerment mini-triathlon in September with her. It sounded like an intriguing idea – just what I needed this year to prove to myself I’m not yet “over the hill.”...more
Leighbra  Thanks for writing. If I can give it a shot, so can you. I had to laugh because the ...more

Do Your Clothes Smell Before You Even Start Your Workout?

I have super sensitive skin when it comes to laundry detergent. In fact, I use Dreft (yes the detergent you usually use for babies) for all of my clothes. I have used it for years, and if I use anything different I usually suffer the consequences. I will refrain from the TMI that it causes me....more
AmberRose I hope it works for you I had some smelly running clothes that I had to put in a ...more

#StarWarsHalf Got Me Motivated

 Last week K Lo. and I signed up for our second Disney half marathon: The Star Wars event, which will take place January 2015.Since our first half marathon, The Disney Tinker Bell half, we’ve been asking ourselves what’s next?  What run do we sign up for, because we can’t just train the way we have been and simply stop....more

Black Girls RUN!: What Can You Achieve if You Focus on the Goal?

In running and in life, the first mile is the hardest. At least it is for me. It takes time to get the creak out of my bones, loosen up my muscles, and get into a groove. Any little thing can distract me. My arm band is not quite right, my bra is a little tight, or the weather isn’t as perfect as I’d hoped it would be. I think to myself, I said I wanted to run a 10K, but did I really mean it? I know this is just my laziness trying to get me back into my comfort zone: in my bed watching Netflix. But stopping isn’t an option. ...more
EchoingIda Have you heard about the new running film 4MinMileMovie? Sounds like it might relate ...more