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…

Metro World

Metro World, perfect for running on cold, cloudy days like today.  No photo-shopping to make my legs thinner, or my waist smaller.  I’m not a model. I’m a work in progress.  I love the feeling that filters convey. The world is full of mystery and new discoveries.  And the world is not perfect.  Be proud…

The Skinny Arm Workout

This photo of me was from two years ago.  At this time in my life I had skinny arms. Ladies… I had at the time a clean diet.  I practiced portion control, and did lots of resistance exercises. If you are already skinny and want to just tone, pick up those heavy weights.  You can…

Jennifer Anniston Arms

In my ongoing quest to be fit, I noticed my arms have gotten bigger.  I don’t want big arms.  I want long, lean, arms with some muscle but no veins please.   I love Jennifer’s arms above. Recently, I’ve been researching Crossfit since a fitness instructor was trying to entice me into her Crossfit class.  I…

Friends, groups, and like-minded people…

  This is my friend Carol who I adore.  She’s in one beautiful person in my circle and she belongs there. Recently,  I joined a fitness/diet circle and I realized that it was the wrong circle.  Why should it matter you ask?   Well it does matter?   Yes!!!!! In this circle, that I recently joined, most…

La Femme – Muscular vs. Feminine

My new girl crush is Jessica Alba.  I just so want to be her.  You know, I didn’t even care about her until I saw Sin City where she played this exotic dancer.  Somehow her dark character enveloped me… especially since lately I’ve been going through such a dark period myself.  Obsessed about her physique,…

Believe

LOL, now that’s not real! There’s so much doubt out there.  And among all the haters, the negaters, the non-believers who overwhelm the world, there is one believer. Believe the impossible, believe the achievers, worship the goal-attainers.  Defy gravity. What does that mean? It means that out there in this cynical world is an optimist. …

Get with the Program, Crunches are Out Baby

How many of you are still doing crunches?  Uhhh, didn’t anyone tell you? Crunches are outta style.  It just ain’t hip anymore… literally. Check out Men’s Health’s opinion on crunches and situps: Yes, it’s true. These two standard ab exercises can actually be murder on your low back. Why? Because they involve spinal flexion (rounding…

Run, baby, like the wind, or NOT….?

If you have no fat around your muscles, this is what you would look like.  My Idol!  Ava Cowan has always been so inspirational and motivating!  She is proof that muscles do look lean. Recently this article came out “Why Women Should Not Run” came out by DH Kiefer.  It caused so many angry women…

Cali Hawaiian Winter

I miss Hawaii.  Of course, I’m in California so it’s not as cold as other places…BUT my body ain’t built for cold and it’s 35 degrees at night here.  So I got my knit cap on and I’ve been sick again all weekend. I’ve been drinking hot tea.. Not just one cup but 10 cups…