Resilience

Today may not have been a good gym day, but I’ll be back tomorrow and try again. Work around your limitations and never stop trying.

Lunch to go

I decided to try a new exercise class today (note to self: in the future when it’s 94 degrees out, make sure the gym has air conditioning). The class went from 11 am – 12 pm and then I knew it would take me a while to get home. This could have been hypoglycemic disaster…

Working out doesn’t have to be complicated

Ah, the new year is upon us, which means the gym is flooded with new year’s resolution people. Most regular gym goers hate this time of year because the gyms are crowded, but know it will be short-lived. I get inspired by more people trying to become healthier. One of the main reasons I think…

Christmas workout

Christmas, for me, isn’t an excuse to skip out on my health. And since I took yesterday off (usually Sunday is my rest day), I had to squeeze in a workout today.

Trainers are salespeople

I’m not anti-trainer, I do think they can help you on your path to health, but it’s important to realize that at most gyms they are employed as salespeople, not as trainers. If you’ve ever been around a corporate gym franchise, trainers come and go like crazy; my coworker is on her fourth trainer in…

Olympic athletes fall for pseudoscience too

Cupping? Really? Yeah, the Olympic athletes are trying it. But as Science-Based Medicine points out, cupping is pseudoscience. So why are they using it? Because at that level, .10 of a second can make a difference and, if they think it will do that, they’ll try it.

Pilates is your friend

If you had told me a few years ago that I’d be regularly going to a Pilates class, I would have laughed at you. I’m the poster child for high-impact, ass-kicking kind of workouts. But then I hurt my back. Actually I didn’t hurt it, I learned that I have arthritis in it. Yep, at…

Traveling in the South: The odds are not in your healthy favor

I live in Texas, which is technically the South, but last week I was in an area of the country that was, what most people would consider, the “deep south.” I was there for a work conference, staying at a major university hotel with a conference center attached to it. Food The hotel is about…

(says my body this morning)

WHY¬†are we up at 5 am? We’re supposed to get up at 6 am! I want coffee. Tell the Executive Assistant at work no more early morning meetings. The gym is less packed at this time, but I want to go an hour later. Wait, we’re doing weights this morning? Are you crazy? We did…