Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Fitness Progress – Week 1

admin / December 27, 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read the disclosure page for more information. Last week, I set my fitness goals for the next month. I survived Christmas week and honestly, I don’t feel like I overindulged too much! And, I ate what I wanted. The first week I knew was going to be hard. I had depended so much…

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Balance, Healthy Living

Why Spinning?

cycling, goals, fitness, gym
admin / December 2, 2017

I started going to spinning/cycling classes on and off at the beginning of this test to get ready for Iron Girl. To be honest I hated it at first! Who wants their butt to hurt for 3 days! My knees killed and to top it all off, compared to other men and women in my class who appeared to be…

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Balance, Healthy Living, My Style

Getting Back into the Swing of Things

gym, motivation, balance
admin / November 25, 2017

Someone who I won’t mention dragged me out of bed and made me go to the gym this morning. It’s true, I haven’t been in over a week – partly because of my Colorado trip and partly because I have been sick. But, I didn’t want to go – I wanted to continue my day long journey on my couch. But, I…

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Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Crushing Goals

crushing goals, fitness, motivation
admin / November 11, 2017

I cannot say enough, setting a goal, writing it down, wanting to achieve something is powerful motivation. For me, it doesn’t matter what it is – big or small, when I see it written down, it makes me want to achieve it that much more. In my first post one of my goals were to be able to dead lift…

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Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Post Race Food

post race food, 5k, run, race, food
admin / November 5, 2017

Post Race Food is sometimes the best part of the race. After running, your body needs to re-fuel itself. You are amped up with adrenaline, but the crash comes quick! Today was my November race, the East Syracuse Fire Department’s Annual Burn Run. As I said in my last post, although my end goal is timing – this one was more…

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Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Sometimes Life Gets in the Way

life gets in the way
admin / November 3, 2017

Sometimes all of my good intentions go right out the door. I am going to run this week. I will clean my closet. I will not eat junk food once this week. Ha! That did not happen. Actually, I failed to do any of those. And, that is okay. Life always throws us curve balls. It’s when we stop trying…

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Balance, Healthy Living, Life

Gaining Balance

gaining balance, life, fitness, motivation
admin / October 21, 2017

Balance. I always assumed it was something you had or you didn’t. I would never get better. Never stand on one foot and be graceful. Heck, I was lucky if I could walk in a straight line. Really who wanted to do that anyways? But, there I was in my first Fit class holding a 10 lb. weight trying to…

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Healthy Living

No More Fanny Packs

fitness product review
admin / October 18, 2017

Am I the only one out there who doesn’t want to wear a fanny pack? But have no place to put your car keys, drivers license, cash or phone except your hand or tucked in your sports bra. With a million fitness products available, its hard to know which ones are useful and which are actually worth the investment. Lucky for me, I found the Flipbelt (below)…

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Healthy Living, Life

Run of the Dead

zombie run, Run of the Dead
admin / October 15, 2017

We survived Syracuse’s Run of the Dead yesterday. The obstacles and zombies chasing you made you almost forget that this was also a 5k race! We all started out a bit unsure of ourselves especially as none of us knew what to expect. Just to make it a little more they gave each of us two flags hooked to a belt. The goal…

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