#PrincessBootCamp – Pocahontas Week Meal Plan

Week 3 has begun and it’s all about Pocahontas. Pocahontas is a great Princess to find fitspiration with and incidentally she is the Disney Princess I find myself relating to most. (No one is making a case for historical accuracy here. Favorite things often defy reason and logic!) Pocahontas is free-spirited, strong, fiercely independent andContinue reading “#PrincessBootCamp – Pocahontas 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”

#AvengerinTraining – Hawkeye Week

Pushing Through After hitting the wall during Thor Week, I was back on track and pushing through Week 5. Spring had returned, making morning runs a joy to complete! I really love to workout in the morning. I feel like it’s my personal time to get things done. Like the rest of the world isContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Hawkeye Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Thor Week

Hitting a Wall By week 4, I was tired. I just wanted to sleep. Scheduling was getting difficult. The nice promising Spring weather had turned cold and my motivation almost left me completely this week. Morning runs were hard to come by (because I don’t like running in cold weather.) So I had to findContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Thor Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Iron Man Week

Introduction I would consider myself a fairly fit person. I enjoy running and Soul Cycle and walking and when I’m vigilant, I eat marginally well. But then came the winter and I was discontent. Chilly weather caused my motivation to disappear. The running stopped. The Soul Cycle stopped. I still tried to walk and getContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Iron Man Week”