New Soreness

We started a new week of Wendler today, increasing our weight and decreasing our repetitions for the Bench Press.  This also meant that we started a new series of Assistant Lifts and a new MetCon after Wendler.

We are still ridiculously sore from Saturday’s workout, which isn’t completely abnormal when you are building muscle, but it did make for a slow start to Bench Press. Continue reading New Soreness

New Core of Conservation

I’m still incredibly sore from Saturday’s workout.  So when I was designing the EarthFit Bootcamp for the day, I kept that in mind and designed a new Core of Conservation workout.  Core of Conservation is one of my favorite workouts I have developed, mainly because it allows my creative self, my environmental self, and my fitness self to converge, and the end result is a super fun workout that kicks your abs!  Continue reading New Core of Conservation

New Reminder Why We Live on Whidbey Island

My husband and I try to leave Whidbey Island as infrequently as possible.  Well, I try more than he does, but we did agree to venture out to the mainland once a month so he can attend a live drawing session at Gage Academy, and I can go either grocery shopping or mainland shopping to get things we don’t have easy access to on the island.  But even though there are definite perks to visiting Seattle, Chris and I have come to refer to our weekend outings over the ferry as “Our monthly reminder for why we live on Whidbey Island”. This month, we were able to add a new reason to prefer island life: the chances of running over a ladder are significantly lower on Whidbey Island.  Continue reading New Reminder Why We Live on Whidbey Island

Storming the New Program

Washington is experiencing a once in a decade or so storm where the wind is ripping through Whidbey Island. But high winds won’t stop me in my new program and my commitment to working out!

7 am New You Ladies Class
28 EMOM:
30 sec Push Press @ 65 lbs.
1 min sit-ups
10 Russian Lunges with 14 lb med ball
1 min row
Score is total Press & Sit-ups: 299

4:30 Wendler- Back Squat
10 min EMOM of Box Jumps
Tabata- Donkey Kicks with 5 lb weight
Divebomber push-ups
Jump Rope

Breakfast- Protein shake (non paleo)
Lunch- totally non-paleo homemade Potato Leek Soup with ham- completely local products
Dinner- Taco salad- recipe from Paleo challenge, but only had Boca Meatless Crumbles, so this ended up being non-paleo as well.

ZooFit Tip- Getting some info on “Chopsticks for Salamanders” program from the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders.  Next time you go out to eat, bring along a pair of chopsticks, preferably purchased from the Foundation and help save trees and salamanders. Purchasing your chopsticks from FCSal provides a Chopsticks for Salamanders card to help inform your favorite Asian restaurant about the program and encourage them to transition to reusable chopsticks themselves.  Visit for more information.

Farewell to one of my Lifechangers

I should coin a phrase for someone that helped me establish my roots in some of my passions.  Influencers, sure, but some of these people in my life have truly formed an ideal and a passion so strong in me that it changed my life.  This month I heard that one of my earlier influences to be a writer and a storyteller passed away, and I have gotten around to writing my formal farewell to this distinguished Lifechanger. Continue reading Farewell to one of my Lifechangers

100 Ways of EarthFit: Mother’s Day Part 2- Maiden of the Pass

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Deception Pass could have been hit or miss.  How many moms out there would say “You know what I want to do on a day celebrating ME?  Go visit the tide pools at Rosario Beach!”  I mean, that’s what would think to be a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but I’m not actually a mom, so… Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit: Mother’s Day Part 2- Maiden of the Pass

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 89: Social Media for the Writer

Sometimes I feel living in this new age of technology and connectiveness to, well, everything is a bit of a blessing and a curse.  I’m not the most tech savvy person on the planet, as my husband will certainly attest.  And sometimes I feel this new age breaks us away from nature and the great outdoors which can be somewhat detrimental to our well-being, and the planet’s.  But living in this age can benefit those of us who have something important to share with the world, and social media can definitely be a unique tool for the writer to share their story to a broader Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 89: Social Media for the Writer

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 79: The One Where Trying New Things Paid Off

I have filled my calendar with tons of events this month, and while I have enjoyed all of the talks, movies, and volunteer opportunities for the most part, nothing has compared to the pleasant and wonderful surprise of attending a Toastmasters meeting!  I honestly didn’t think I would enjoy it nearly as much as I did!  In fact, I haven’t been this excited about something in a very, very long time!  This seems to be the time when trying brand new experiences has paid off in a major way! Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 79: The One Where Trying New Things Paid Off

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 78: Exploring Our New Neighborhood

My husband and I have been on the island for nearly a month, but we haven’t had much opportunity to actually see some of the sights.  We’ve been to Greenbank Farm, Deception Pass, and Ebey’s Landing on previous visits, but somehow we felt it would be different to experience some of these places as residents.  So, we decided it was time to go exploring our new neighborhood, as the new kids in town. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 78: Exploring Our New Neighborhood