working out

GO HARD – Hug a Runner

Go hug a runner because it's time to Go HARD.  It's Globally Organized Hug A Runner Day!  Last year, I missed out but this year I got in lots of hugs! I told you running makes me want to hug people! These are some of my favorite people but not all. So don't get offended [...]

You may have seen the Muscle and Fitness article about the effects of extreme weight loss on skin.  John David Glaude stripped down to show you what's it like.  The only thing I could think about when I saw it was, "he's pretty brave." His message is correct! He said he's comfortable clothed but not [...]

I'm a firm believer in stretching but I know a lot of people who don't stretch at all. I couldn't imagine running a half marathon and not stretching...or doing a 45 minute spinning class and just walking out. I will admit, I wasn't always a firm believer in stretching but then I noticed I started [...]

I must be honest.  I haven't been very motivated to workout this week.  It's kind of like I've been going through the motions.  There have been some serious highlights but for the most part I've been stuck in the funk.  On Monday, I returned to my workout roots and had a great time.  It was [...]

Go with your heart

Today has been a good day. I wasn't sure what I wanted to blog about today so I almost passed on writing a blog post today...until I had a moment when working out. I went to a cycle class today...and I didn't teach it. And you know what? It felt good. My hamstring is kind [...]

Happy Friday y'all.  I don't know about you but I'm glad it's Friday.  I've been really busy at work so life has been a bit hectic this week.  It hasn't been a bad week at all, but it hasn't been the best week of my life either...it's just a week! Yesterday I did have a [...]

Give group fitness a try.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm still trying to get in the swing of things.  I don't know I just feel off this week.  I haven't been hungry and I've been a little tired.  Maybe it's because it's a million degrees outside.  All I know is, I'm just trying to stay hydrated! When I'm feeling down in [...]

Happy Friday everyone!  This has been the LONGEST short week of my life.  I've been finding it hard to push through this week so I'm definitely glad to have made it to Friday.  I wanted to share some of my highlights from the week.  Sadly, I don't have many HIGHlights but there are a few. [...]

The truth is: I'm not fancy. People have asked me several times where I get my workout clothes, especially when I was plus size. I have to be honest. I get most of my workout clothes from Walmart. Even though I work out A LOT, I can't justify spending so much money on clothes that [...]

I'm not expert but I had to figure a couple of things out on my own. (Always remember to consult your physician before starting a new diet and/or workout routine.) I wanted to share with you some of my personal rules for strength training. Incorporating strength training into your fitness routine will only make you [...]