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…

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.

Menstrual cups: Why you’ll never use anything else

Every time I’m in my office or somewhere else and I see other females get “the look,” then reach for their little bag or whatever it is that holds their tampons and go running for the bathroom, I desperately want to chase after them screaming “There’s another way! You don’t have to do this anymore!”…

Perpetuating the myth of exercise-only weight loss

Ugh!!! I did it again without thinking! I was at a conference, overwhelmed with people wanting to speak to me after a talk I’ve given and a woman I know came up and asked me what I do to stay skinny. She asked if I was a runner or something and I immediately rattled-off all…

What balances and centers you?

  A couple of years ago, I took a yoga class from the self-proclaimed “least flexible yoga instructor ever,” which gave me comfort since the friend I took it with might as well be Gumby. During balance moves, the instructor (who also admittedly struggled with balance) told us the trick was to focus on some…

Circuit training workout for karate and other sports

Welcome to hell….this is my super-intense workout that I do to prepare for an extreme sporting event. Typically, I used this circuit training workout when preparing for karate tournaments, but I’ve used it for other things as well. You can easily swap-out the cardio drills for drills specific to your sport. I don’t recommend doing this…

The good and the not-so-good about the S.E.L.F.I.E. Method

espnW’s Sarah Spain recently published an article on the S.E.L.F.I.E. Method she created. Here’s what I like about the method: It emphasizes getting to the gym, which is a critical element of weight loss and health. The group aspect allows for accountability. The donation to a politician you DON’T agree with add an extra incentive…

Hilarious people-watching at the gym

Sometimes it’s just fun to watch human behavior. I’ve seen this scene play out time and time again. I’ve seen a gender switch of this too, but that’s for another day. The scene: Beautiful athletic woman and a man that is semi-athletic. He’s come to the gym with her to impress her. They are doing…

Maintaining your weight while on a cruise

Last week, I wandered onto a cruise ship with 6 friends for a fun five-day trip to Cozumel and Progresso, Mexico. Not too long after we boarded, one of my good friends announced that she fully planned to walk off of the ship the same weight as she got on. I hadn’t thought much about…

Keeping fit on vacation

Maintaining fitness is important as a hypoglycemic to maintain blood sugar levels. But it’s really hard to do on vacation! While it can be difficult, it’s not impossible. Last week, I went to visit my family. Here’s a quick rundown of what I did fitness-wise while on vacation: Day 1: TSA took zero time, so…