Way back when I first started blogging, I did a post about the most common gym pet peeves. You can read that post here if you wish. I surveyed six gym members about what truly irks them at times when sharing a workout space with others. Today I had two of my pet peeves happen … More Two Gym Pet Peeves in One Day
My inspirational story of this month comes from my niece Mikayla (Kayla or Kaylie as she is fondly known by relatives.) Kayla is a fun, fast and fierce girl who happens to be celebrating the big one-eight today! I can’t believe how time flies by. Not so long ago, it seems like Kayla and I … More She’s Just a Girl and She’s on Fire!
My workouts and energy-fueling eating plan have been going great. Going to the gym is becoming easier and easier, as I feel excited to meet new challenges. Food prepping is consistent to ensure I’m getting enough protein, fats and carbohydrates to train effectively. My schedule looks like this: Monday: Upper body strength + pull up … More Workouts Lately and the Kindness of Strangers
I was sitting in the lounge area of my gym perusing a trashy tabloid magazine, when a trainer and her client came in and sat on the sofa beside me. As I half-heartedly read about the Biebs getting into yet another scandal, I eavesdropped on the client-to-trainer conversation. That Biebs. Racist rants, prostitutes. How could you? … More Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
A couple of days ago I noticed a lady in her early to mid 50’s watching me at the gym as I finished a few reps of bench presses. We were both in the free weight area of the facility and she was performing bicep curls. After I finished my final rep of my final … More Thinking Beyond the Tans and Baby Oil
Today was weight day. I had a great upper body workout, and really pushed myself with the heavy iron. I almost also dropped a 20 pound dumbbell on my middle finger, but nonetheless, a great session in the gym. As I filled up my water bottle before my deep stretch, the elliptical trainer started harassing … More The Voices in My Head