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 29: am I overworking my body?

A couple weeks ago, I noticed a minor, nagging pain behind my left knee. I thought maybe I had pinched a nerve or slept wrong or something. Then, last week, the pain got worse. Way worse. It hurt badly while … 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