Posts in category "Workouts"

Four Freaking Minutes

I’ve been reading a legion of articles on Pilates since I’ve taken a dogged liking to it the past couple of weeks.  I’ve learned enough to confirm for myself that this is a form of exercise I want to stick with long-term.  Wouldn’t it be cool if I were doing all this research to help... Read more »

A New Love

My workout schedule has been nonexistent for a while.  I wish I could say that it was because of the holidays, but it started way before then.  First, I cut back to four times a week, then three, then…  You can guess the rest.  I finished Insanity and was so physically exhausted (and proud!) that... Read more »

What Doesn't Bend, Breaks

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I’ve been running and squatting and lunging and kicking…and well, you get the picture.  I’ve been really on top of working out consistently, but I’ve let one aspect of my fitness go by the wayside.  Stretching.  When I’m doing a workout DVD, I always skip the warm-up.  Yes, yes, the cool down, too.  When I... Read more »

Get Off That Couch

And just like that, we’re into the second month of the year.  Your New Year’s fitness momentum has probably started to ebb a bit.  I know my motivation has taken a couple of hits this past month.  Some mornings it’s just too cold to get out of my cozy bed at 5AM for a run. ... Read more »

I Hope You Dance

When I was about four or five, my mom enrolled my sister and me in dance classes.  Ballet, tap–that sorta thing.  A couple of weeks into it, Lois, the owner & one of the teachers, approached my mother after a class.  Lois told my mom that my sister had a natural talent for dance and... Read more »

Barre Hopping That Won't Leave You With a Hangover

The holidays are finally over, and it’s time to get back on track health & fitness-wise.  I don’t know about anyone else, but it’s difficult for me to just quit weeks of cookies, cake, and wine cold turkey.  Ergo, it’s the eighteenth of January and I’ve just now been able to walk away from the... Read more »