Tired, but happy...
So, in order to give my joints a break and keep them happy, I decided to mix things up a bit by subbing out my run for a bike ride. It was really nice. There are some really good cycling paths around where I live, that I normally run on, but it ... Read more
Running without Pain
These are my current running shoes, and they're really changing the way I think about footwear. I always get leg pain when I run, which sucks because I love running. It's m... Read more
...is a site I've been using lately. It is more of a game than a fitness site, where doing activities makes you level up and opens new quests. The quests aren't too intense, at least at my level. Some of the starting ones were to spend 15 minute... Read more
Something about having PCOS makes me just freaking angry
So, When you're not trying to have a baby, PCOS shouldn't be that bad, right? Eat healthy, exercise, you'll be fine, right? Yeah, not so much.
I guess for a woman with PCOS, I don't do so bad. My highest ever weight has been 175, which was ... Read more
Going to start using Spark more...
So, I've been pretty good about exercising and eating, using my bike to get around, that kind of thing. Though my long ride left yesterday left me with one shin splint, and no idea why... Anyway, after seeing my endocrinologist yesterday, I'm ba... Read more
Picky eaters need to just get over it.
I hate picky eaters with a burning passion. I really, really do. I grew up eating what was put in front of me or not eating, and my mom and dad will try any recipe or food at least once, so there is very, very little I won't eat. The notable exc... Read more
I hate it when the answers are wrong!
So, I was doing spark people trivia the other day, and hit a question that irked the hell out of me. It was something along the lines of 'Bacteria live on stainless steel and we need to sanitize it, true or false'. Now having just gotten off the... Read more
So, yesterday I was convinced my core workout, while not a breeze and certainly challenging, wouldn't have any lasting soreness because I have very good core strength. Of course, that was until I tried to sit up this morning. Ow. I don't particu... Read more
Need a jump start, and a new focus.
So, basically I've been slowly plodding along, keeping my eating decent and going to the gym a few times a week. I haven't been strength training like I should and I need to push my cardio, since what I'm doing now (running two miles, with anoth... Read more
The crazy naked lady at the gym...
It's a bit of a horrifying thought, but it's true. I strip down without a thought, both when getting into my gym clothes and after my shower. I'll stand there naked when I slap on some moisturizer, because it's so much easier tha... Read more
So, I'm hormonal and moody, which sucks. I'm also probably having the last period I'll have for a while, so I guess that's nice.
The gym was insanely busy today, at least the pool was, which sucked. We didn't realize how bad it was until we... Read more
Doctor and other fun things
So, I went to my new endocrinologist today. Of course, he wants to do hormone panels and a glucose tolerance test(since apparently there's one now that actually shows if you have insulin resistance rather than simply being prediabetic, diabetic ... Read more
Now that's what I call yoga.
Great yoga class today, exactly when I was looking for. It was challenging without being killer, and I left feeling relaxed and like every part of my body had had a good relaxing stretch. I really liked the instructor, which always helps. She di... Read more
Aquarobics is surprisingly fun.
So, I'd planned on doing a stretching and relaxation class today, but the boyfriend and I chickened out when we saw that the entire class was women over sixty. We felt too much like interlopers. Instead, we spent 15 minutes on the elliptical the... Read more
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Tired but still moving.
So, both the boyfriend and I are exhausted. We made it to the gym without too much of an issue, but jeebus, the strength training today.
I've got us doing one day a week as a "full body" strength train, with three days focusing on the indiv... Read more