Hunger in Your Belly

I met a dancer once. The fittest person I’ve ever met in my life. Part of her job and livelihood meant staying fit and keeping in the best shape she possibly could. As a basic American girl who has long been exposed to the false narrative that beautiful boils down to skinnier…plain and simple, IContinue reading “Hunger in Your Belly”

#InfinityGauntletFitness – Intro

It’s that time again! The fog of the holidays has finally lifted (the older I get the longer it lingers.) The weather has been turning warmer and warmer down here in Florida and it’s time to gear up for a brand new fitness series!! Themed fitness series have been the best thing for me inContinue reading “#InfinityGauntletFitness – Intro”

#PrincessBootCamp – Pocahontas Week Fitness Plan

Pocahontas is easily the fittest Princess in the bunch. She climbs willow trees, canoes rivers, free runs through the forest and swims. This week I did as much of that as I could with my main focus being on running and canoeing. This is my canoe, her name is Grandmother Willow. There is a lakeContinue reading “#PrincessBootCamp – Pocahontas Week Fitness Plan”

#PrincessBootCamp – Ariel Week Fitness Plan

One of my first orders of business last week (Cinderella Week) was to clean my parent’s pool and deck to get it ready for Ariel Week. One Princess helping another one out! With Cinderella’s hard work behind me, I was ready to dive in and get my swim on. As a native Floridian, I’m noContinue reading “#PrincessBootCamp – Ariel Week Fitness Plan”

#PrincessBootCamp – Cinderella Week Meal Plan

Starting is always the hardest part with it comes to a new fitness plan. At least for me it is. Months of eating poorly and choosing Netflix over any strenuous physical activity had left my body in very poor shape. I live in a 2nd floor apartment and stairs were quickly becoming my nemesis. AtContinue reading “#PrincessBootCamp – Cinderella Week Meal Plan”

Fitness

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “fitness” I immediately think of physical fitness. Working out, doing yoga, going for a run, doing planks, going to spin class, eating quinoa and kale and flax seed paste. (Ok…ok, I never ate flax seed paste!) Even when you Google fitness, it’s pictures ofContinue reading “Fitness”

Welcome to #TheSweatPack

I love fitness! I really do. I love the feel of straining dormant muscles (most especially dormant after the holidays.) I love taking classes at Soul Cycle and Title Boxing Club (where I am a member.) I love running by the lake in my neighborhood and lifting weights and jumping rope. I love to feelContinue reading “Welcome to #TheSweatPack”

I Promise, I’ll Keep Trying

Well, there goes all that hard work and those healthy initiatives from a few months back. Remember that? Remember when I thought I’d figured out the “secrets” to staying healthy and spoke like I knew something…anything about it. Look at me up there, all pompous and motivated and successful at losing weight. And sure, it doesn’tContinue reading “I Promise, I’ll Keep Trying”

#AvengerinTraining – Recap

After 6 weeks of weekly challenges, superhero meal plans and different classes all around New York City, I lost 15 pounds and I feel stronger than I ever have. 15 pounds is by no means as extraordinary amount of weight to lose. But it’s a good amount and it’s enough to be very proud of. There wereContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Recap”

#AvengerinTraining – Captain America Week

Finishing Strong Entering the final week, I felt strong. Stronger than I’ve ever felt before. I discovered muscles I didn’t know could ache. I had better balance and control in my workouts. And since Captain America is my very favorite Avenger, I’d been looking forward to this week since the beginning of this challenge. AndContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Captain America Week”