What the Hell is a Psoas Muscle?

A few weeks ago I was blogging about how masterfully I had beaten and overcome all the injuries that old age has thrown at me. Back to training hard without a care in the world and boom, my back gives out. Now I am blogging about my stupid back and how it completely seized up on me. I played hockey one Sunday and the next morning I could barely move...it was like I’d aged 50 years over night! It was only after skillfully rocking back and forth that I was able to get out of bed and slowly begin … [Read more...]

What the Hell is a Psoas Muscle?

A few weeks ago I was blogging about how masterfully I had beaten and overcome all the injuries that old age has thrown at me. Back to training hard without a care in the world and boom, my back gives out. Now I am blogging about my stupid back and how it completely seized up on me. I played hockey one Sunday and the next morning I could barely move...it was like I’d aged 50 years over night! It was only after skillfully rocking back and forth that I was able to get out of bed and slowly begin … [Read more...]

A Fit Geek’s Year in Review

'The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.' - Socrates Hello again friends and fellow fit nerds! Can you believe more than a year's passed since I embarked on my fit quest and changed my life for the better? I sure haven't! I wanted to take some time to share my progress and lay out what I plan to do in my 2014-2015 season of nerd fitness with you. So let's get started shall we? Last year, I signed up for Blitz … [Read more...]

Oh For Fit’s Sake: F*ck Terrification!

Well, this blog post, this admission weakness and perpetual struggles has been a long time coming or should I say a long time hedging.  Those closest to me and those who have been consistently trying to help me with this struggle can attest.   There is a very simple reason for this, I AM SCARED OUT OF MY WITS.  In fact, I made up a new word to define this “I want to throw up, scream cry , fear poo, and ideally, spontaneously combust at any minute” feeling: TERRIFICATION. TERRIFICATION: a … [Read more...]

We are a team! 90 Day Challenge Week 10

Over the last few weeks I’ve had lots of ups and downs, I’ve had some serious realizations and created some great relationships. I've also come to the realization that I LOVE group fitness! I love yoga (which I knew) and I LOVE this bootcamp, the women and energy are amazing and the ACCOUNTABLITY is well… Just that accountability. This past week I’ve been feeling great, tons of energy, feeling more disciplined and motivated, which is great… for me. I’ve noticed that my friends are having … [Read more...]

Fat vs Muscle – Week 9 – 90 Day Challenge

This time last year, I cared way more about a number on a scale then I do today. Over the last week I’ve had a few people comment that I’d lost a lot of weight, “have you lost 15lbs in the last month?” and the answer is NO, But I’ve gone down a dress size, I can run further, I have more energy. I’ve heard the saying a pound of fat weighs the say as a pound of muscle, well DUH, a pound is a pound, be it feather or water. Fat takes up more space; the volume of fat to equal a pound is larger then … [Read more...]

Moments of impact – 90 Day Challenge week 8

Starting a public journey about becoming healthy and losing weight can be pretty intimidating. Being public and extremely open and honest is who I am, I’m the kind of person who calls people out but know how to say things so hearts don’t get hurt. Being this type of person gives me skills that have empowered me to take this journey on with all that comes and what comes is a lot of emotions, anyone that has struggled with their body (not necessarily losing weight, but gaining, body building…) … [Read more...]

Fear & Winter Blues – 90 Day Challenge midway point

Today is the start of week 7 and the midway point of this “90 day challenge”. Since starting my self-discovery in August, through writing I started to look at challenges differently then I had in the past, I really began putting a lot of thought into myself questioning and evaluating. When I’m thinking about myself critically and I begin realize I have a lot of fears and from reading blogs, books and discussions with friends, I have realized I am not alone. Over the past six weeks I have … [Read more...]

Fear & Winter Blues – 90 Day Challenge midway point

Today is the start of week 7 and the midway point of this “90 day challenge”. Since starting my self-discovery in August, through writing I started to look at challenges differently then I had in the past, I really began putting a lot of thought into myself questioning and evaluating. When I’m thinking about myself critically and I begin realize I have a lot of fears and from reading blogs, books and discussions with friends, I have realized I am not alone. Over the past six weeks I have … [Read more...]

This Journey Isn’t a Reality Show – 90 Day Challenge

Over the last few months, there hasn’t been a week that I’ve gone down a whole dress size or lost 20lbs like they do on TV shows like The Biggest Loser (TBL). Comparing my journey to those on TBL might be straight up stupid, but really our goals are the same, our journey is just different. I’m not to sure if such an extreme regime is the best way to start, I work out 5-6 times a week, some days its boot camp for 30mins and others it’s two hours of gym and yoga, fitting in 2-4+ hours of fitness a … [Read more...]