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 …

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…

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…

100 is a Good Number…

100 is a good number.  Why?  Because it means something.  100 represents something you’ve accomplished, you’ve reached.  It’s a target, a goal, an accomplishment.  It’s the days it took or the hours spent. Yesterday, I completed the 100 burpee challenge.  With the help of my gym rat friends, we talked about a challenge and joked…

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Some days with this cooler weather, you start thinking about hot chocolate with marshmallows.  My favorite is Abuelita’s Mexican hot chocolate. Give yourself a break, and add some marshmallows or a cinnamon stick. Get into your yummy flannel pajamas, and curl up into your favorite chair. I like to get into my writing and research mode,…

I wish

Lower Body Workout: Reverse Lunges, Step ups, Garhammer Raises, One legged dead lifts. Squat on Bosu ball Planks Cardio:  Walking uphill 20min before weights, Stepper 20 minutes.