I’ll be honest: I don’t clean my yoga mat as often as I should. I know you’re supposed to wipe it down after every use, but between limited time in the morning and general laziness (I’ll admit it), I don’t. One morning after I unrolled my mat and saw footprints and paw prints, I realized this mat needed a deep cleaning, and it needed it fast.
Most of my workouts are streamed online. I strength train at the gym two or three times a week, and the other three days I turn my (tiny) living room into a fitness studio. With so many workouts online, I never get bored!
I’m not a huge fan of running, but my love for outdoor fitness always wins. When I saw there was an all-women race in Central Park, I signed up on a whim because what’s six miles and change? Great decision on my part — it was one of the best races I’ve ever completed.
If you’ve been living under a rock, interval training is pretty popular (HIIT classes are everywhere!). I’m all for short, intense cardio bursts that spike my heart rate, but speed intervals on a cardio machine…FOR THE LOVE OF PIZZA PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME.
When I am able to trick myself into doing high intensity cardio, there’s one token workout I turn to: Speed 10. Why? It’s over in less than 30 minutes.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a little (or a lot) of motivation to do an intense workout. During my 6+ mile runs, I fantasize about chugging a large glass of chocolate milk afterwards. My motivation to hike up, down, and around Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park? One specific trail: Car Wreck. Continue reading
You don’t need a gym to get a killer workout — all you need is your body and a sense of adventure.
I traveled to California to visit my parents for Easter and took full advantage of the gorgeous weather. We drove to Palm Springs and turned Mount San Jacinto into our own personal jungle gym. Why workout inside when you can get results outside with a gorgeous view and an extra dose of Vitamin D? Continue reading