Countdown to Maui – Day 13: Upping Your Activity Level without Spending More Time at the Gym

Well I’m just under two weeks out from my anniversary trip to Maui! I’m excited, of course, but I want to make the most out of the next 14 days in terms of “shaping up” my body. I’ve made a … Continue reading

Countdown to Maui –Day 23: Why I Lift Weights and Why You Should, Too

Happy Friday! This has been a great week for me because: 1) I’m starting to see some serious changes happening with my body (woohoo!), 2) my ACSM study materials arrived and I’ve already started diving in, and 3) my primary … Continue reading

Countdown to Maui – Day 44: Measurements & At-home Circuit

After I published the initial post in this series last week, I thought, “Hey, just because I didn’t take measurements when I first started this journey doesn’t mean I can’t take them now.” Duh. I mean, I am trying to measure … Continue reading

Countdown to Maui – Day 50

50 days from today, I will be on a plane to Hawaii. Hallelujah! My husband and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary, and going to Hawaii is a first for both of us. Excitement all around. But I’m really … Continue reading

Building Confidence—Not Just Muscles—in the Gym

I don’t mean to brag, but I’ve popped a few weightlifting cherries in my day. I love introducing women to weights – you might even call me a weightlifting advocate. But over the years, I’ve noticed that a lot of … Continue reading