goop is trying to kill me

Well, not Goop herself, but her minion, Tracy Anderson certainly is. Tracy Anderson is the pint-sized, former-dancer-turned-trainer-to-the-stars, creator of The Tracy Anderson Method. Her program focuses on two components: Dance Cardio and Muscular Structure Work. I didn’t feel much like dancing, so I focused on the muscle work/mat program. Tracy believes that you have to work your small “accessory”…

well this explains everything

I hate excuses, especially when it comes to exercise, weight loss, etc. So now I find myself debating whether I should share a little tidbit that could validate many of those excuses. This new-found (and disturbing) knowledge has been tormenting me for a couple of weeks now. Misery loves company, so – screw it – I’m…

out with the old…

Irony: a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. In a beautiful twist of situational irony, less than 24 hours after sharing the news that my Fitbit reported that I had taken 2,655,566 steps in 2014, that same Fitbit promptly decided to function…

keep your eye on the prize

I love exercise [most of the time], but it wasn’t always that way. Social psychologist, Emily Balcetis, wondered why some people found it harder to exercise than others. Her research looked at how things like perception, motivation, goal-setting and decision-making might impact the way we experience exercise and weight loss. Since I’m quite familiar with the effect perception can have…

bring it june, i’m ready for you

It’s that time again, mes amis. Time to throw it down and announce my monthly goals. Without further ado, I present you with my June challenges: 1. 30 Day Arm Challenge: Last month I squatted my heart out in the hopes of getting a Bombshell Bottom. It’s only fair that this month I put my focus on…

monthly challenges recap: May edition

Welcome to the fifth installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap. And the second month in a row where I was unable to attain all the goals I set out for myself. Yay me! 😛 As a reminder, my May goals were as follows: 1. Run: Run at least 60 kms in May — with a stretch…

a journey of a thousand miles…

I haven’t hosted many guest bloggers here; in fact this is only my third time. I reached out to Helen because I really wanted to learn more about her story. We first met late last year, at the tail end of my 365-day journey. We clicked right away, supporting and cheering each other on, but then she disappeared at the end of…

throwing it down in May

Okay, okay…so we’re 5 days into May and I’m only just publishing my May goals. What with the April wrap-up and then the exciting news about my big contest win, I ran out of time. Also factoring into the delay this month were my BIG PLANS(!) to introduce a cool way to offer link ups to my monthly…

monthly challenges recap: April edition

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap. And my first to have to admit to failure. Sigh. As you may recall from my correcting my bad form post [AKA the man-up-and-grow-a-pair post], I took the time to actually spell out the April goals that I planned to chase: My April 2014 goals: 1. Focus on running: Run…

evil: thy name is monsanto

In between hours of watching embarrassingly bad TV – you know, the show where someone’s torch gets snuffed out and the one where some douchebag hands out roses to a bevy of fame-seeking whores lovely ladies – I also manage to squeeze in some quality programing [including pretty much everything HBO] and, on occasion, an insightful…