Sick Days and Snow Days

Sometimes life steam-rolls over your fitness schedule, no holds barred. We’ve had snow days and sick days here. Unavoidable and unpredictable, and suddenly you’ve gone from spending 4-5 mornings a week at the gym to not working out for 10 days straight. It’s not easy when fitness is where you regenerate, get a mood boost, and take time for yourself. But even missing it, it can be hard to ease back in. Physically hard and logistically […]

Pain in the Neck

Ok, so I haven’t posted a new class this week because I pulled my neck getting out of bed on Tuesday morning. Yeah. I work out four days a week and how do I get neck strain? Not from the Pure Strength class I was stoked to try on Tuesday, oh no, just from rolling out of bed. This might be related to my new pillow, which has been helping me sleep through the night but […]

Race Ribbon Repurpose: DIY Makeup Roll

I sewed something besides Halloween costumes for my kids! I wanted a makeup roll for my gym bag so I could streamline my morning routine. Ok, and to increase the number of days I bother putting makeup on. I love it when I wear makeup. I’ll forget and then walk by a mirror and I look so… rested. Energetic. Vibrant. I think it makes me act more put together. The feminist in me would love […]

Take care of yourself today

  Do something that makes you smile. Do something that reminds you that you have power. Power to change something small that’s bothering you, or to brighten someone else’s day.  Unplug. Take a walk. It’s always a good day to take a deep breath and take care of yourself.

It’s Ok To Be New At the Gym

It’s January and a lot of us are trying new things. If you’re the new one at the gym or in a cycling class or at the weights, it can be hard not to look around and wonder how obvious it is that you’re new. That you don’t have any idea where the mats are or which size weights you should grab. I’m always a little nervous when I go to a new class or gym […]