The truth is, I find doing weight training and ‘self-defense type workouts’ very empowering. It makes me feel like I’m less vulnerable and have more control in my life.
A simple workout when I’m short on time, keeps my training on track. Body-weight exercises can be quick and easy and you don’t need a gym.
Who knew mixing a deck of cards into your workout could be so much fun… and intense. The Card Workout is a fun way to keep your workouts lively.
I grew up as a couch potato and remained that way well into my twenties, but my life looks very different now. I have more energy, I maintain a healthy body weight, and I feel great.
Sciatica pain from running in most cases causes pain and tenderness through the lower back, extending down the hip and through the leg and foot.
The idea behind any training plan is to create a structured environment that makes it easier to achieve your goals. When you know what you’re going to do every day and what you’re going to eat at every meal, progress becomes almost automatic.
So just what does VO2 Max mean anyway and can I improve it?
Starting something new is hard, sometimes even painful. Making serious lifestyle changes is definitely painful especially if it includes getting into shape.
Smoothies are a fun and easy way to get all our daily fruit and vegetable portions in a ‘milkshake’ without the ‘bad’ calories.
Let me just come out and say this: Fast 500’s are gross but they’ve done more to increase my VO2 Max and improve my 10km time than any other training.
I wanted a watch that would give me distance, pace and heart rate as well as the ability to analyze a run afterwards. It was an added bonus that combined with the foot pod and Garmin dashboard I would also get cadence and stride length.
I love starting my day with a healthy oatmeal breakfast. It’s a nutritious part of my daily routine that keeps me fit and at a healthy body weight.
If you live way out in the country or can’t find time to get to a fitness gym, don’t let that bug you. Building a home gym is as easy as one, two, flea!
Shopping for good running shoes can be an overwhelming process. I’ve been running for long enough that I know for a fact that just any shoe won’t do.
Reluctance to exercise has more to do with what’s going on in your mind than what’s happening with your body. But you can get past the excuses and excel!
A moist yet fluffy dark chocolate, coffee infused cake topped with home made caramel, toasted almonds, a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries. Yum!