Category Archives: fitness

The Flu, New Programming & The Open

Hot damn, it’s been a minute. I think I should add regular blog posts to my list of goals to accomplish for the New Year!

I’ve been dealing with a terrible flu since last Monday (January 4th) that sidelined me from life for about a week. I’m not sure why I’ve been getting sick so much this year, but it’s starting to tick me off. I came down with a slight cold on Christmas, but it was clearing up until last week when I started to feel pretty crappy Monday evening. Tuesday morning I had a fever, and Wednesday morning I went to urgent care with a fever of 102.5°. They gave me a mask to wear (because I was so disgusting), and my boyfriend pointed out my uncanny resemblance to Sub Zero from Mortal Kombat.


I know what I’m being for Halloween.

It was absolutely miserable…I don’t think I’ve ever been that sick in my life. Today (Thursday the 14th) is the first time I’ve worked out in 10 days, and that was rough.

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New Year Goals

Where did 2015 go?! Apparently the new year is right around the corner, so I guess that means I need to start setting some goals.

Before we get to the goal setting, I wanted to share some updates in my life, although when I say “my life” I am pretty much entirely referring to my gym life…which is kind of my only life. I’m not mad about it.

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Barbells & Birthdays

Happy Friday! This is probably one of the most exciting Fridays of the year, because next week is a short week due to Christmas – I’m extremely lucky that my company will be closed from Christmas Eve through Monday, January 4th, which means I get the entire week after Christmas off!

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Colorado Trip

I know I said I would get this up yesterday, I didn’t. I know, I’m fired. But, its better late than never, and now that I’m finally a little bit more caught up on my sleep, hydration and caffeine intake, I’m feeling much more like a real person who has the energy and mental capacity to do things that are productive.

I left for Denver early on Friday morning, 9/18. When I say early, I mean my flight was at 6 A.M., which called for a 3:15 A.M. wakeup call. Early mornings are not my forte, but I’ll do it for traveling. If you ever want to see people at their worst, I suggest going through airport security at 4:45 A.M. on a Friday.

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Gymnastic Work & Overcoming Fear

Hey Monday, nice to see you again! I hope the return to your week wasn’t too painful and you only need minimal amounts of caffeine to continue to function today.


Last week was a bit of a hot one here in the Bay Area. For most of the week, the temperatures settled into the 99° – 103° range, which is pretty miserable. Any workout that was already tough was going to be that much worse due to the heat. On Friday, it finally cooled off a bit and since we Californians are sort of weenies when it comes to weather, it was nice to get back into the comfortable (relative term) mid 80’s.

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Friday Playlist

IT’S FRIDAY! High five, we made it!

Time for honesty. I meant to post something for yesterday, but I just couldn’t get my act together the night before (I write posts in the evening, and then they go up early the following morning). Sue me, I’m human and I like my sleep.

Like every other person in the universe, I love music. I also like a lot of different kinds of music – my top picks right now are country and rap, which are basically exact opposites. Country isn’t really great to workout to though, and I find that’s when I am most in the need for new music. So, in case anyone else is in the same boat, I’ve compiled a nice list of songs to workout to that DO NOT include any Black Eyed Peas! Side note: why does every single workout playlist include some awful song from the Black Eyed Peas? That needs to stop, immediately.

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Bull Riding & Six Months Later

One of the best feelings in the world is going into work on a Friday before a 3-day weekend. However, when you don’t actually have work on Friday, and you only are working Tuesday – Thursday, that feeling of pure elation is a little stolen from you…but I won’t complain about it too much. It’s Labor Day weekend, and for those of you stuck in an office, TODAY IS YOUR DAY! Happy Friday, and happy 3-day weekend.

Yesterday marked six months of me getting laid off from my job in tech. Six months is a long time, and I’ll admit it put me into a bit of a panic because I’m still somewhat at a loss of what I need to be doing to get where I want to go. Looking back on my time at my old job, I learned a lot but I was always pretty unhappy, especially towards the end; I wasn’t being challenged, I was frustrated, bored, and unenthused about the industry I was working in. When I got laid off, it came within 4 weeks of ending a serious relationship, moving back in with my mom, and totaling my car; the timing on it wasn’t great, but if I have to take anything away from it, it definitely was the catapult I needed to realize that the fitness industry is where I want to be.

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