My Lazy Ass

It’s funny. I put so much energy in so many things but there’s no balance in it. But when I want, I will bust my ass. And I kind of did for the Miss Jet Set event. For those of you who aren’t aware (I’d be surprised, because I was advertising my pics unabashedly), I…

Strength, Intensity and Cardio: In a world of “ors”

My health.  So far so good.  I am currently not inflamed. I’m not sick.  I can breathe.  No asthma attacks.  No exhaustion. No weakness. And with that I have been slowly stepping up my fitness goals. I reached a plateau which I’ve talked about many times before.  Becoming a vegetarian/ pescatarian 95% of the time …

How To Train Yourself not to Eat Office Snacks

Office snacks are your enemy, healthy or unhealthy.  Why?  You’ve meal prepped, thought carefully you calorie intake and there it is. Cookies next to the vegetables laid out on the table.  You tell yourself, one cookie won’t hurt.  You taste one.  It’s amazing.  You take two.  Okay that’s not bad.  You take some vegetables to…

Don’t be Judgey – Vegan ways

Uh yeah.  I eat a plant based diet 95% of the time.  On occasion I eat fish.  On a special occasion, once or twice a year, I will eat a steak.  One thing I never really liked is chicken.  I’m lactose intolerant.  I love cheese.  That had too stop.  Eggs.  It wasn’t too hard to…

Transition into Health

I realized that I didn’t want to give myself a label.  Other vegans would call me a transitioning vegan. After, six months of my health declining, I knew I had to change something and it had to be for good. After 3 weeks of being vegan, I finally am not coughing, no sniffling, no difficulty…

DOUBLE -LY DRIVEN

Hello Peeps.  Probably the longest hiatas in the history of blogging.  What can I say besides the fact that I just got distracted. It doesn’t matter.  I’m back and I’ll try to write as much as possible to keep you up to date.  After all, we deserve it.  You deserve to hear it and I…

The Training – what up?

It’s been DIFFICULT. As Ricky has gotten to know me, he has pushed, challenged, tracked, taught, and has been a relentless trainer. Although I consider myself advanced, this has been challenging.   SELF DOUBT. We all feel this way. Ricky takes me to a level that I wouldn’t have ever reached on my own. Why?…

A Perspective on Training Solo vs. Being Trained

Hiring a trainer. I always thought in exercise, I’ve always pushed myself harder than any trainer could. I’m a self-motivated, relentless motivator that doesn’t need help.  That being said I’ve done countless workout plans, classes, watched exercise videos. I’ve told myself… I’m an EXPERT. Uh, wrong! Don’t let your ego ever get in the way…

The Best “I don’t have a gym membership”, No Equipment Exercises

Yes, I’ve heard the excuses.  You quit your gym membership.  You don’t own weights or a treadmill.  I’m going to tell you about the best compound exercises you can do on your own sans equipment.  Make a schedule.  Don’t just make it, write it in your calendar.  Every, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 I…

Revamp it: A retrospect on the challenge of constant exercise

Hello Friends. What to discuss.  My absence is a given.  In life, we need a break sometimes…from writing, from fitness classes, from friends.  What I found out is this: You must return from your break at some point.  Face the reality of why you are breaking, and what it is you truly need. The problem…