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Work in Progress

How do you know if you are making progress in your fitness if you don’t have a gym or a personal trainer to mark progress toward your goal?  You mark it yourself.  And today, I wanted to test how far Chris and I may have come in our journey of…

Be Flexible in Your Fitness Routine

Be Flexible in Your Fitness Routine

As I progress in my Personal Training course, I had some revelations about Stretching.  Of the four components of fitness, Flexibility is the most overlooked and under-worked (the other three components are Stabilization, Cardiovascular, and Strength).   Most people think to be flexible in your fitness routine, you should be…

Have my Cheese and Eat it, too

Have my Cheese and Eat it, too

I have been looking for a way to eat more animal friendly lately.  I have a few issues with cheese, but for the most part, I actually really love it!  Cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella.  But the more I learn about our food industry, particularly hear in the United…

The Boring Side to Fitness

The Boring Side to Fitness

I know this is going to sound blasphemous coming from me, but I’m going to go ahead and say it:  There is a boring side to fitness, and I’m delving into it head-on right now! In my endeavors to become a mentor and knowledgeable in my conservation fitness program, I…

Thug Kitchen- Eat Like You Give a Frack!

Thug Kitchen- Eat Like You Give a Frack!

WARNING!!!!!!  INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD! This should be the only time I use this type of language on here, but I truly cannot help it. Truth be told, I myself actually have quite a colorful language in daily life.  But I recognize it as unprofessional in many instances,…

Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art

Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art

In 2013, my husband embarked on a challenge for himself and his passion.  He decided that he would challenge himself to do some kind of art, whether that be painting or drawing for at least 30 minutes each day.  Every day. Chris has always been inspired by the masters, and…

Utilizing Available Resources to Plan Workouts

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, and no I haven’t NOT been exercising.  I’ve been working on other commitment projects and I’m getting behind on everything….  but I’m already digressing. I do not belong to a gym or CrossFit box.  I don’t own fancy equipment or…

Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition

Take a Stand: Bluefin Tuna Edition

In the Harry Potter series, Dumbledore explains to Harry that there comes a time when you must choose between what is right, and what is easy.  For me, the choice is most difficult when I must either publicly take a stand or keep my convictions to myself.  Even when I…

BINGO Bootcamp

Today we did one of my favorite workouts- BINGO Bootcamp!  I love variety and games incorporated into my routines, so this really hits the nail on the head in both those categories.

Nature Trail Workout

There are a couple nature parks near us, and as this month we are still experiencing non-fall-like weather, I decided to try our nature trail workout at another park today.  This park was about 20 minutes away at Cooper Mountain.  It wasn’t a bad drive, but it is a little…