Schedules, Training, and a Period

**Fair warning this post may be a little TMI for the gents turn back now while you still can** Since I’ve been soooo busy and I’m sure the ladies out there can relate, I’m going to tackle a topic that inevitably comes up when you’re in the middle of a new fitness regime: what the heck…

Abs and Fireworks: A Fitness Update

If you’ve been reading my fitness posts then you might remember that the Ab Challenge between my boyfriend and I was supposed to end on July 4th. Well, July 4th came around and I posted a picture to my Instagram of my results. If you’re following me you might have seen it (and if you’re…

Abs are Made in the Kitchen

So my boyfriend and I have a friendly bet going to see who’s going to have the best abs by July 4th. This little bet has been helping keep me motivated to work out and maintain my diet over these last few weeks. Last week after a slight meltdown at the gym and feeling overall…

Getting Fit is a Journey

So I’m almost two weeks into this fitness odyssey and I’m truly feeling like Odysseus. The journey back to fit is going to probably be longer than I originally anticipated and I’m sure it’s going to be riddled with obstacles. One thing we tend to forget when we try to get fit is that we…

Where’d this Weight Come From? And What I Intend to Do About It

      One day you’ve got abs and enough bikinis to fill the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated, the next you’re buying a one-piece and wondering if you’re made of equal parts unicorn tears and jello. How did this happen? I used to be this scrawny thing that couldn’t put on weight even if my…

Smile Like Babies Do

Within the first three months of life an infant has it’s first smile as a result of social interaction ( How Smiles Develop ). Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, I am bombarded on a regular basis by the cutest little grins thanks to the procreating efforts of literally every single one of my friends (seriously, everyone). My…

Activation Energy: Why Can’t You Get Off Your Butt

You ever just stagnate? You really want to do something but you can’t seem to get going? For instance, you want to lose weight but you can’t seem to make it to the gym. “Oh it’s so late, I’ll go tomorrow.” Or you want to organize your home office but somehow the clutter keeps building…

Fitness & Lack of Motivation

I wish I wasn’t so frail. I wish I could run a marathon or scale Mt. Everest. It’s not that I don’t want to do those things, it’s that I can’t do them, not the way those amazon women do it. You know the type, they can deadlift 200lbs, do a handstand, run for days….