I am one of those people whose treadmill has been utilized as a coat rack for the last three years! Yes - That means for 1,080 days, I found an excuse not to just tie on a pair of sneakers and run (or even WALK!). But for whatever reason on February 18, 2014, I decided it was time to just do it. The reason may just have been that I did not have excuse # 1,081 not to. ...more
Alright folks, new month new challenge. This month for the April Fitness Challenge we will be focusing on building up repetitions with squats, planks, V-Ups, and Push Ups. With alternating rest days there won't be a single day you aren't working something.
Doing good. Doing good. Ish. Still not counting my calories. I know I said I was going to yesterday, but I never did. It's just so much nicer NOT counting calories. That was the thing I learned last year....more
I've always had a love/hate relationship with my body.Although it's always been a mostly"if you loved me, you'd love all of me"kind of attitude. Then earlier this year my husband and I went to a conference...more
Hiding around the corner of the doorway, I gulp three big breaths before I lunge at the bathroom door knob. That scale won’t know what hit it! Actually, it will. The scale always does. It’s going to tell me exactly how much I hit it with too, regardless of my approach. Every time I think I’ve finally become an expert in guerrilla warfare sneak attack tactics on my bathroom scale, it schools me again. That smug bastard....more
One of the funniest, yet most prevalent comments/concerns I hear from women at the gym regarding strength training is: “ I don’t want to lift heavy weights and get bulky. I just want to get toned.” These women then proceed to pick up 3 pound dumbbells, do a gazillion repetitions of a bunch of different movements, and proceed to get nowhere near where they want to get in the results department. Now, when I say this is funny, I don’t mean,“ Funny ha ha!” I mean funny as in “Ridiculous. Misinformed....more