I have a question about flexibility. And no, not flexibility as in what I might normally talk about in this space- the flexibility to work from home, or work/life balance, or things like that. I am literally talking about flexibility, of your body. Is it actually possible to really improve flexibility??? I feel like I… Continue reading Flexibility: a question
Week in review/ workouts going strong
It always boggles my mind how the same thing can sometimes feel either SO hard or SO easy. I think this is because I'm really quite an all-or-nothing person. So when I'm "in" on something (mentally, I guess), it can seem quite easy. But when I'm "not in", it can feel impossible. This past week… Continue reading Week in review/ workouts going strong
Workout update + a couple gym things
I haven't really been talking much about workouts lately here, but I'm still working out. Still primarily doing strength training as my main form of exercise, aiming for 5 times per week ideally (though I don't always hit 5). I walk "most" days for ~20-60 minutes, as I can. Formal, higher intensity cardio has not… Continue reading Workout update + a couple gym things
February/ time constraints/ missing workouts: a time block explanation
It is definitely February. Obviously- you all know this. But what I mean is that that new year window of January is most decidedly over for me. See, January always tends to be a "lull" month around here. Probably not for everyone, but in my current life, January is always pretty chill. Just not usually… Continue reading February/ time constraints/ missing workouts: a time block explanation
Watching, and an even BETTER cardio option!?
This year I had decided that I wanted to keep an ongoing list of shows and movies we watch. Why? No reason really. But just like I keep a running list of books I read, it's kind of fun to look back and see what we watched! (When I mentioned on January 1st that I… Continue reading Watching, and an even BETTER cardio option!?
All or nothing
On Sunday I wrapped up my 2nd week of this "January Shred". For the second week in a row, I was 100% on my workouts (5 strength, 3 cardio sessions). I've been thinking about this, because I know for a fact that these are the first weeks in a VERY LONG TIME that I have… Continue reading All or nothing
A successful first week and Apple+ Fitness!
Week One: ✅ I'm feeling really proud of myself, now one full week into this January Shred program I'm doing!! I've stuck to my prescribed macros every day, and for the first time in a million years, I hit my workout plan 100%. I did have to shift a couple workouts around, but no big… Continue reading A successful first week and Apple+ Fitness!
Wednesday check in and workout tracking
Hello! I have nothing too exciting to share today- just checking in. Let's see. Macro Tracking: Day 2 So I successfully completed Day 2 of macro tracking. I mostly ate the same stuff as I did on Monday, which is definitely a great hack for simplifying macro tracking (assuming you don't mind eating some repetitive… Continue reading Wednesday check in and workout tracking
Adding more CARDIO + facing personal truths
I've mentioned that my current workout "plan" (in air quotes because it was quite hit or miss in November on how much I followed "the plan") is from EmPowered Fitness and basically looks like this: Day 1: Legs Day 2: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps/Abs + 20 minutes cardio Day 3: Back and Biceps + 20 minutes cardio Day… Continue reading Adding more CARDIO + facing personal truths
Exercise intensity and a great newsletter
Two very random, different topics for today: Exercise intensity: How hard do you really need to work?? This is one of my miscellaneous musings that kind of rolls around in my head for a while, and then eventually works its way out into a blog post. Haha. A couple weeks ago, an old college friend… Continue reading Exercise intensity and a great newsletter