I finished my final week of BBG last Friday. Wahoo! It was basically three months of endless burpees, pushups and SWEAT! I’ve mentioned BBG (Bikini Body Guide) a few times on the blog, but for the unfamiliar, BBG is Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsine’s downloadable fitness guide. It’s a 12 week program, and each week … More BBG round one review
I’ve dealt with injuries, mainly involving my knees, ever since I began running races. Every round of half or full marathon training has been marked by an injury at one point or another. It varies each time, too. Sometimes the pain is in my right knee, sometimes my left, sometimes only when sitting, other times only when … More Injuries: As much a part of running as the shoes
This post is about something I’ve kept to myself for a long time. I haven’t outwardly told anyone, not even close friends or family, about this thing I’ve been doing every day for the past few years. I’ve been too embarrassed to admit my weaknesses and anal retentive habits out loud. Even writing this now … More Letting Go of Calorie Counting
In recent months, I’ve been approached by at least five different people on Instagram asking if I’d be interested in becoming a health/fitness coach. They are mostly coaches for Beachbody (the company behind the P90X and Insanity workouts), while others are affiliated with different but similar companies. For this post, I’m going to focus on … More Why I don’t want to join Team Beachbody
Before I get into the past month, I have an announcement to make: I decided to re-introduce animal protein into my diet. I’ve been struggling with low energy, fatigue, and meat cravings. So, I’m going to slowly start eating meat again. – – – JK. Happy April Fool’s Day :) Still a happy vegan!
I’m officially done with week one of half marathon training! I’m using the Hal Higdon intermediate program, which is a 12 week program. I used his novice 2 marathon program when I trained for the Madison Marathon and loved it, so I decided to go with another one of his programs for this upcoming half.
I started foam rolling a few months ago after hearing so many athletes talk about the importance of it on the internet. I didn’t know how it worked or what the benefits and/or disadvantages were. I simply thought if the pros were doing it, I should be doing it too. Always a good idea to follow trends … More Is foam rolling bad for you?
A couple weeks ago I did my usual leg day workout– 3 sets of varying reps and styles of lunges and squats. For the past six or so weeks that I had been doing this, I would be sore the next day (and a few days after) without fail. However, this time was different. I woke … More Partial Reps FTW! …and other ways to improve your strength workouts
The other day I woke up at 5:50 a.m. to the usual sound of my alarm. It was my upper-body workout day. I was tired, it was dark out, and I asked myself, Do I really need to go to the gym today? What is the point of lifting weights? It’s not like I’m trying … More What Motivates Me to Work Out
Six weeks ago, I got a call from my doctor on my way to the airport saying I would not be able to run my first marathon. The marathon I had been preparing for over the last 18 weeks. The marathon I had put so much dedication, thought, and hours into. I couldn’t hold back … More When running tells you, “It’s not me, it’s you.”