comfort is highly overrated

When I made the decision to do back-to-back group exercise classes yesterday, it seemed like a good, if somewhat ambitious, idea. When the 60-minute Body Pump at 9:30 am ended, sure I was sweaty and tired – and more than a little sore, but I knew I had more gas in the tank and wanted to…

strong is the new skinny

Yesterday I hit another milestone in my journey. July 31st, my 213th consecutive day of sweat, and the official completion of the 7th month of daily workouts for a year. I celebrated with a 60 minute BodyPump class because celebrating with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne seemed counterproductive to the cause. A new release was just introduced last week, full of…

hitting personal highs during physical lows

Last week was a great week for me!  I attended a couple of new classes at the gym, and discovering new ways to challenge myself. BodyPump was an absolute blast! It’s essentially a strength training free weight workout in a group setting, with music and someone counting reps for you. What could be better? I’ve…