weekly workout recap: jul 6 – 12

As it turns out, you can manually adjust your actual stride length on your FitBit account. If you don’t do this the system will just default to a standard measure based on your height and gender, which may or may not be reflective of your actual stride. I was skeptical about how my FitBit had been…

weekly workout recap: jun 29-jul 5

After several attempts at reinventing the wheel, I’m going back to the good old system that worked for me last year. Below is the first weekly workout summary post, answering the question, Hey girl, how’d ya get so sweaty? All future posts will bear the same title format – so if you have no interest in reading about my workouts,…

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week 52 workout summary

Being the savvy and detail-oriented people you are, dear readers, you have no doubt noticed that this Weekly Workout Summary neither lands on a Monday, nor does it contain 7 days of workouts. The reason for this is that the 365 day challenge is now officially complete! As of yesterday – Dec 31, 2013 – I achieved my goal of…

week 51 workout summary

I am so excited to report that after 3.5 days without power due to a massive ice storm that hit Toronto on Saturday Dec 21st, our power came back on early Christmas morning. Friends, I don’t know how our forefathers did it. (Or how the Amish do it today for that matter…) Call me spoiled, I…

week 50 workout summary

The highlight of this week had to be the strength it took to get in a workout on Tuesday night (technically Wednesday morning). Tuesday for me began with a 4am wake up time so that I could be at the airport by 5:30 for a 6:30 flight to New York. Clearly there was no working out before…

week 49 workout summary

I got back to Toronto Tuesday evening, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since: buy a tree, put up & trim the tree, add some holiday décor to the fireplace/mantle, dining room, and foyer, reorganize pantry and take inventory for the holiday baking, deal with the first snowstorm… in other words, loads of excuses to…

week 48 workout summary

Week 48 brought with it a return to good health, so after two weeks of lacklustre workouts due to illness, this past week was a good opportunity to ramp things back up. The DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) which inspired this post on Friday was likely caused by the combo of Tuesday’s Power Circuit Training session (where…

hurts so good

This pain. It’s what I long for. I need this pain in the way a junkie needs his next hit. The way a nymphomaniac needs her next ….tryst. I yearn for this pain. Am I a masochist? mas·och·ist /ˈmæsəkɪst/ [mas-uh-kist] noun 1. Psychiatry. a person who has masochism, the condition in which sexual or other gratification depends on one’s suffering physical…

week 47 workout summary

What was that I was saying about finally being back to normal last Friday? It turns out that my return to health was short-lived. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday saw me back in the pink, and returning to BodyPump and other regular gym activities. And then Tuesday Nov 26th rolled around. I boarded my flight to Vegas at 9am,…

week 46 workout summary

I will never regret my 5k Ugly Sweater Run a week ago Saturday, but as I noted in my race recap post and also in last week’s weekly update, running with a head cold wreaked havoc on my already weakened immune system. This past week was spent paying for my good time Saturday. An incessant cough, accompanied with a lovely…

week 45 workout summary

The week started out strong, with a heavier focus on cardio, in preparation for my first ever 5k race on Saturday. Things went slightly off track on Wednesday when I woke up with a head cold. I assumed that my under-the-weather feeling would lift by the end of the day. You see, since January 1st and embarking on…