5 Reasons I’m Sticking With Strength Training

Good Morning & Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! I wanted to get a quick blog out to you all this morning, as it’s been a while and I really wanted to share my love of strength training.  Much of the time I focus on diet and food/recipes, but working out is just as […]

Do You Have a Workout Plan?

Good Morning! I am a confessed gym-watcher.  When I warm up or am taking breaks between sets, I stare.  In my mind, I’m not noticeably staring, but I definitely scan the area to see what everyone is doing.  I also always wonder what workout program they are working off of, goals they are trying to […]

What’s In Your Gym Bag?

I’m going to do my version of US Weekly’s celebrity “what’s in their bag” feature they do each week…however, I’m not a celebrity and this is my gym bag, not my purse.  Anyhow, here is what is in my gym bag: Here’s a brief overview of what I have going on in my bag today, […]

Is Your Warm Up Sufficient?

Two weeks ago, I asked Matt to check my squat form at the gym.  I had 165 pounds on my back, which is not as heavy as I typically go in a session.  I squatted about half way down, winced in pain and re-racked the bar.  Matt assumed it was my lower back but it […]

Reality Check In: Food, Fat Loss, Gym, Sleep & Sanity

When I started this blog, one major reason was for me to share a realistic view of balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle into a super crammed schedule.  It was for me to benchmark my victories and my struggles, as well as hold me accountable.  If I’m telling you all these great “real life” tips, […]

When Do You Change Your Workout Program?

When Do You Change Your Workout Program? When you are bored.  When you don’t get excited in the slightest to go to the gym.  When you’ve been on your program for well over 12 weeks.  When your schedule changes the days available to workout does too. Those are the few of the reasons I change […]

Finisher Friday: My Cardio Quench

In general, I’m a conditioning junkie.  I need to feel exhausted, sweaty and like I just accomplished something that the “average jane” can’t in the gym.   BUT…… I’m on weight lifting program AND I only have a solid 4 days per week to workout, due to my currently tight schedule.  3 days of lifting […]