I've never really been one to care about what foods I eat. Have I counted calories? Cut carbs? Sure. But when it came to the quality of my food, my philosophy was basically: "If it tastes good, I'll eat it." I've been lucky enough to never encounter any food allergies or restrictions — that I knew … Continue reading I finished the Whole30 – Here are my Thoughts!
Even though I am a gym rat, I seriously struggle with eating well. I crave carbs and sweets - not veggies. So when it comes to losing weight, food is my biggest challenge. I love that sites like Pinterest and Instagram can inspire me to try new things! Recently, someone I follow on Instagram posted … Continue reading “Skinny”-ish Broccoli Salad
Quick post today! Three years ago, I did something I never thought I could - I completed a half-marathon. Considering I am someone who hates running, this was a huge accomplishment. I trained for four months, and ended up finishing the One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon in 2:34. No, I wasn't incredibly fast, but that wasn't … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
In July, I will have been teaching indoor cycling for five years! Hard to believe, considering at one point, the thought of taking a spin class scared the you-know-what out of me. I started teaching one class a week in 2011, and more recently, I am up to 2-3 a week. However, I am now … Continue reading Comfort Zone – Are You in Yours?
Hope everyone had a great Christmas and is gearing up for a fantastic New Year! One of the presents my son got from is dad for Christmas was a hoverboard. Yeah, yeah, they spontaneously combust and are dangerous. But what fun is life if you don't take some risks? This one was a "safer" model … Continue reading Down But Not Defeated!
We all get stuck in ruts - whether it's your job, hobbies, diet, or your workout routine. It's easy to be so bored with your usual workout that you just decide to quit, or take a small break. Not only do you get burnt out, but your muscles need to be challenged as well. Here … Continue reading 5 Tips to Get Out of your Workout Rut
I work out 5-6 days a week, which includes the 2-3 spin classes I teach. A lot of people ask me how I stay motivated. I would be lying if I said I feel like going to the gym each and every day. I don't! I get burnt out or just feel incredibly lazy some … Continue reading Tough Day at the Gym?