Sweat and Smoothies
Holy shit, you guys, as of about 10 minutes ago, when I completed my last 10 burpees of the day, I officially completed my 90 day challenge!!! 90 burpees a day for 90 days? DONE!!!!!
This challenge ended up being a great kick-start into more regular exercise, and really pushing what my body could do. I started running daily again, have been committed to doing Zuzka workouts 6 days a week, completed a 5-mile obstacle course and have been eating ...Continue Reading →
Yesterday was truly an adventure! I should have expected no less at Shale Hill Adventure Farm where my friend Rosie (of Rock Bodies) decided to bring a small group for her birthday. Only a personal trainer would choose trekking through five miles of brutal obstacles as a way to celebrate another great year! I’m really thrilled I was invited along!!
We didn’t bring our cameras on the trail so unfortunately you can’t see us all muddied up, but definitely take ...Continue Reading →
Wow, I can’t believe it’s been 75 days already! The burpees have basically just become a part of my life at this point, even though they still manage to leave me gasping for air but my endurance for them has greatly increased. My biggest focus these days is on food. I’ve been experimenting with more recipes and more flours and there’s one recipe I’m just dying to share with you!
Chicken Pot Pie Two Ways (Paleo *or* gluten/dairy/corn free)
Having these new ...Continue Reading →
Wow, I’m already 10 days past the half-way point of my 90 day challenge! That is awesome!! I’m definitely feeling stronger and am seeing more definition in my muscles. I have a lot more energy. I can also admit that even though burpees still shoot my heart rate way up and cause me to lose my breath, I can do them faster and I’m recovering quicker between sets. It definitely helps that I’m doing the ZCUT workouts on top ...Continue Reading →
I’m past the halfway point on my 90 day challenge and the burpees are starting to get easier, but they’re still pretty terrible. My running is getting better and yesterday I was really reminded how much I prefer running outside to running on a treadmill.
I hadn’t been running outside due to my extreme distaste of the cold. Ok, maybe not “extreme”, I mean I do live in ...Continue Reading →
I completed my third Hot Yoga/Bikram class at Geezum Crow Yoga last night and it was AWESOME!! I really feel much more supported there than at Bikram Stowe and I’m going to try to make a point to go there more often. In the meantime, to make things a bit more affordable I’m looking for a good iOS app for Hot Yoga. After scouring reviews it looks like Hot Yoga Doctor is the most robust app with actual ...Continue Reading →
Are you the type of person who has an inner monologue that you make bargains with? “If I run a mile I can eat a slice of pizza.” “If I get home before 5 I’ll do my workout, otherwise I’m just cooking dinner.” Chances are the answer is “yes”, because you’re human (or you’re a dog who learned how to read, good job). We all make little bargains with ourselves and while I’m using exercise and diet as examples, bargaining ...Continue Reading →
On top of my normal workouts I headed out to hike Elmore mountain today with my man and my trusty pup. While the grey days of winter really seem to stretch on far too long, today was one of those special Vermont days when the weather was fair and the mountain tops were covered in a fresh dusting of snow. It really was a beautiful hike and it’s a shame I didn’t think to snap a picture.
Afterwards we were starving! ...Continue Reading →
I’m excited that I’ve made it over a month in my 90 day burpeee challenge! I’ve also kept up with running a mile every morning and I’m already seeing my speeds improving and my legs are becoming shapelier. I’m also excited to say that after five days of calf pain, I’m no longer feeling terribly sore from running, just dealing with some minor aches and pains. I’m just about finished with the current Zuzka ZWOWs that are up on her ...Continue Reading →