26 Days Later

It's rare that I choose a fitness program and follow it day-for-day. I like to do my own fitness routines, do what I feel like doing. Use the variety of workout equipment I have at my disposal. But I started the new 80 Day Obsession routine on Beachbody On Demand. Every morning during the work … Continue reading 26 Days Later

Oh, Yoga

I've always loved lifting weights. I've never really been great at it, per say, but it makes me feel strong, confident, and powerful. It still does, and I enjoy the feeling I get when I get to kick the weight up a bit - proof that I'm getting stronger. Given the struggles I've had with … Continue reading Oh, Yoga

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 … Continue reading Sweet Rest Days

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 … Continue reading Burpees

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 … Continue reading Oh Weekends

Ready to Run

There's a long-time running joke in my family that goes something like this: "The only time I'll run is if someone is chasing me with a sharp object." I can't even count the number of times my mom, sisters, and I have said this, in one form or another. I've been trying for years to … Continue reading Ready to Run