Archive for May, 2012

May 30th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: Physique 57

As I mentioned in my Figure 4 post, I have a new found love for barre exercises and after some encouragement from Jess decided to invest in Physique 57’s ultimate workout set. I’ve been doing the DVDs as recommended, which means two full body (I do Vol 1 & 2), one 30 minute full body[...]

May 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Food

Reintroducing Meat

As many of you know, I stopped eating meat when I was 16. It wasn’t because I was trying a new fad but simply because it made me feel sick–sharp stabbing pains to be exact. I lived off fish, tofu, legumes and anything Morning Star, LiteLife and the rest could throw at me. When I [&hellip[...]

May 23rd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

Exercise ADD

The other day while I was working out with my trainer, I mentioned my newest addiction to Physique 57. After a few minutes of hearing me gush about it, she said “you have exercise ADD.” I laughed saying “I just like to have options.” Later I realized she was absolutely 100% c[...]

May 20th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

The Two-a-Days Debate

There’s been a lot of chatter about the type-A exerciser who is packing in multiple workouts and spending butt loads to do it. There was a point in my high school athletic career where two-a-days were the norm. I had morning weight training sessions, followed by team practice in the afternoon.[...]

May 18th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Wellness

Guest Post: How to Keep a Positive Attitude Through Cancer

This is a guest post from David Haas. David writes and conducts research for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. You can find his writing at I’ve had family members diagnosed with cancer and seen first hand how exercise can help them and their ca[...]

May 16th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Review: Timed Exercise

I don’t know if you have figured this out yet, but I love being pushed to the point of nausea in my workouts. I know that is strange. I am absolutely in the minority when I say I am jealous of the first workout you see on Biggest Loser.  To me it is a sign […][...]

May 13th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Wellness

Exhaustion Set In

A few weeks ago, I wrote about seeing my exhaustion warning signs. I don’t think I realized how exhausted I was until the GW Parkway 10 miler.  My body just didn’t feel right. It wasn’t from lack of training, but more from lack of resting. I was in essence “spent.” A [...]

May 9th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Figure 4 at Pure Yoga

I was never that good at ballet. My body didn’t turn and twist the way it was supposed to, and I swear my short stature had everything to do with it. So I stayed pretty far away from barre classes, aside from the occasional barre ride at Revolve. Then a few weeks ago while in […][...]