Halfway to the weekend! What I Ate Wednesday: I started my day with a protein shake made with Sunbutter, banana, almond milk, and vanilla protein powder: I didn’t have a mid-morning snack because I got into work late so for lunch before I taught Power Pump it was my go-to Chicken Salad with Dried Cherries and Pecans, carrots and cheese: In the […]

How is that for your Monday Motivation! Did you miss me on Friday? I was laid up in bed because Thursday, my back decided to go out on me. AGAIN! I woke up Thursday morning a little stiff but usually my back will loosen up after I get moving. My back never loosened up even after teaching spinning and running […]

It’s Friday Eve! How are those workouts coming? I got into work early and lifted back and biceps and I just got back from a 4-mile run and it felt great and I did negative splits: Mile 1- 9:17 Mile 2- 9:11 Mile 3- 8:41 Mile 4- 8:30 So I was supposed to share my Cauliflower Spaghetti (technically my Mother […]

Happy Hump Day! This week got off to a great start for me and I hope it is for you! I started Monday with a 7 mile run around DC: I headed toward the Mall: And then headed towards the Tidal Basin: Monday they were making changes to the script that was written on the MLK Memorial so that is […]

How was your weekend? Mine was nice with a BBQ with friends and some R and R. I have to admit, I did nothing to sweat this weekend other than clean the house. My lower back was killing me and did not want to cooperate in anything which made me feel much older than 32. Today I am calling the […]

It’s FRIDAY!!!! So I mentioned earlier in the week I was just not feeling the Soldier of Steel workout anymore. I missed pumping iron so this week, my workout plan changed (3 circuits of 15 reps): 1-Legged Hip Raises TRX Row Cable Hip Abduction Incline Fly Dumbbell Overhead Press TRX Tricep Extensions Plank (30 seconds) Side Plank (30-seconds each side) I […]

Earlier in the week Chris and I went to the driving range at Broad Run Golf & Practice Facility. Chris is an avid golfer and wants me to get into it. I have not been to a driving range in probably 10 years but here at work I have coaches come in from the Nike Golf Learning Center to teach […]

 After my 3.5 mile run yesterday morning I needed something cold and I was craving a smoothie! So the weather is hot, hot, hot and I am officially addicted to this smoothie! Make it today and let me know what you think! Avocado and Mango Smoothie 1-cup frozen mango (or fresh!) 1/2 cup avocado, cubed 1 Tbsp. honey 1 tsp. Chia […]

A little motivation to start your week: This weekend I took off from exercise. Yes, you read that right. I TOOK OFF. My toe/foot needed it and I needed it. So today on my schedule is a 3.5 mile run and a trip to the gym. I have to admit, I am miss lifting weights but I have one week […]

We made it to Friday! This week I have stuck to my workouts and also ran a second 6-mile run yesterday with Dave that was totally unplanned. Dave wanted to run the route I did on Tuesday around the monuments. However, my Garmin short-changed me and never “located satellites” until we were at mile 3! Thanks Garmin! So here is what I ended with: […]