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100 Ways of Fitness Day 7

Day 7: Rest Day Rest days (insert teenage emo eye roll here). I don’t enjoy rest days. Not gonna lie. I rarely take a full intentional actual rest day. I enjoy active recovery- swimming, Bootcamp, PiYo. But to take a day where I don’t work out at all and let…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 6

Day 6: Wake up early and workout before your brain realizes what you’re doing. I am strangely a morning person. But I do like to not that snooze button! Like, a LOT! But in light of yesterday’s post about positive reinforcement, there is NOTHING more rewarding or energizing than kicking…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 5

Day 5: Positive Reinforcement The other day I had a dream where I witnessed a man being tortured so he would help his torturers with something. When given the chance to talk to some authority figures, I asked them how well punishment was working for them and then talked to…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 4

Day 4: Just keep swimming! Today I swam. I got my base time for a mile, and I’m pretty satisfied with myself- 37:08.97. That’s a very decent base time and it’s not going to be easy to shave off a lot of time, so I’m going to have to work…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 3

Day 3: I think I’m already starting to look at every moment in my day to help motivate and encourage me to increase my fitness and healthy lifestyle. I even related my dream this morning to fitness, and maybe I’ll write about it soon, or even tonight, but what I…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 2

Day 2: Today I woke up excited about my appointment I had with a personal trainer. I “knew” it would be what I’d write about today. And then i received the call saying it was cancelled. Well, what am I supposed to do NOW? What else is a girl supposed…

100 Ways of Fitness Day 1

Day 1: Today, being the first day of the year, of the challenge, and everything, I decided to chart some progress in my workout exercises. Crossfit boxes often have a whiteboard to mark high scores and achievements by their members, so I decided to take some time out off evening…

Vision Quest Testimonial

Vision Quest Testimonial

While writing my original testimony, I had an epiphany.  I found it ironic that I would join a gym called Vision Quest and then partake in an experience remarkably comparable to the Native American’s version. Native Americans’ vision quests are based on their medicine wheel, a circle with points in…

Bucket List 2014

Bucket List 2014

2014 Bucket List: Couples Edition Last week, Chris and I sat down and with calendars on hand, wrote up our list of things we wanted to do this year.  Rather than simply write it down, I figured you’d love to see pictures….   Art Museums Art Institute of Chicago  …

Better Year, Better Me

Better Year, Better Me

Better Me for a Better Year If you know me well, you know 2013 wasn’t my best. The end got a little better, as I joined a gym and started doing better in my fitness. And I started seeing a chiropractor, which has helped my back and knee tremendously. But…