Game Face

There's that pesky little saying that the only constant is change. This is sometimes super annoying to hear because it's obnoxiously true. And lately, I've been rolling with the punches and waiting for things to "settle down," when in reality, there's not much chance of that anytime soon. Here's why: My boss quit. Nine months [...]

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Fitness – It’s a Lifestyle

In the past couple of weeks, I've had to make some choices that I felt were needed, but still left me feeling a little bit guilty. One, as I've talked about, was that I made the choice to take a week off from kickboxing when my morning routine got bumped up a notch as I [...]

Sweet Rest Days

This week has been challenging. I entered the second mesocycle of the DailyBurn workout program that I'm doing, and it's been a wonderful but exhausting change of pace. I've gone from roughly 30-35 minutes of cardio and strength training to about 45-55 minutes. At 5:30 in the morning, that's really saying something. And while in [...]

Burpees

Where do I begin? I guess I'll start with my first ever experience with burpees... It was a dark and stormy night - OK, OK, for real. I was living in the San Francisco Bay Area and a bunch of friends from work wanted to try this kickboxing gym. It was a nice little hole-in-the-wall [...]

Oh Weekends

During the week, I am a machine. I get up, engage in 30-40 minutes of sweat therapy, then drag my happy ass to work. After work - a few days out of the week - I then go to the gym where I spend another 30 minutes sweating through nine rounds of kickboxing, punching and [...]