Archive for February, 2013

February 27th, 2013 - 11:13 am § in Exercise, Wellness

A TRX Date

Work has been picking up progressively, which means my workouts have become sporadic. If I don’t plan my workouts in advance I don’t have time to just jump over to the gym for a spin class. Basically it just isn’t going to happen. Being uber busy also means that I am more likely to[...]

February 25th, 2013 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Running & I Are Going Through Something

I’ve had a really hard time getting back into the running game. At first I thought it was because I didn’t have a race to train for. Then I signed up for and got into the Cherry Blossom 10M. This triggered signing up for two other races…the Zooma Annapolis Half and the Capitol Hill[...]

February 19th, 2013 - 8:30 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Fitness DVD Review: XTrain Super Cuts

*I received the DVD for free. The opinions are my own* This was quite possibly the most daunting fitness DVD I have encountered in a long while. Maybe it was because I know what metabolic workouts entail, or maybe it was the break down on the back of the DVD and all the equipment that’s [&hell[...]

February 18th, 2013 - 3:23 pm § in Exercise, Wellness

Long Weekend Workouts

There is something about that extra day off that seems to give me permission to have hour+ long workouts. I have extra hours to get everything done, and still relax. On Saturday I slept until noon, which was fantastic and needed desperately, since I had two very late nights during the week.  When I[...]

February 13th, 2013 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: Barre 3

The number of barre studios that have cropped up in DC is ridiculous. I don’t even know how you can possibly narrow down which one to go to aside from proximity. A few weeks ago Kristen asked if I was interested in trying out Barre 3 in Georgetown. She had never been to a barre […][...]

February 11th, 2013 - 9:00 am § in Uncategorized

Getting My Shopping Fix

I indulge in retail therapy.  I fall into a pattern of buying and don’t necessarily jump out of my comfort zone all too often. It is the reason I have several pencil skirts and flowy blue and/or purple tops. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to try new things. Unless I have a persona[...]

February 10th, 2013 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

My First Week With Polar

I’ve had my Polar FT40 for a week now.This is my first HR monitor so there are still some growing pains…there have been a few workouts where my heart rate can’t be read (what is that? anyone know?), but overall it has been really interesting getting to know my workout routines a b[...]

February 7th, 2013 - 1:46 pm § in Exercise, Wellness

I Don’t Find The Time to Exercise, I Make It

This week has been rough with work and something had to give….and it wasn’t going to be exercising because if I have learned anything about myself, it is that I need to exercise especially in times of high stress. So since I put blog writing on the back burner this week; here are some in[...]

February 3rd, 2013 - 3:21 pm § in Exercise, Wellness

Exercise, The Cure For Foggy Brain

Have you ever had one of those days where no matter how much caffeine you take in or walk breaks you take you just can’t shake the fog? I had a day just like that recently. I couldn’t remember if I had packed my keys and I was holding them in my hand. I was […][...]

February 1st, 2013 - 9:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Buying a Workout DVD

So we already know I have a fitness DVD addiction. It has taken me some time to figure out which ones work best for me and why. I have some duds that I have done once and never picked up again, and I have others that are my “at home gym” staples. With new options […][...]