Adventures with ClassPass, Part II: Workout in the Rose Bowl!

July 29, 2014

I love working out in fun, different, unique places. Whether it’s the same road that Charlie Chaplin walked 80 years ago or a pool that was built for the Olympics, finding new, interesting venues keeps things fresh for me. So when I read about a class that was held inside the Rose Bowl, I jumped at the chance.

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That’s me after class was over. The Rose Bowl looked a little different when Read the rest of this entry »


A Crummy Day on the Stairs

July 26, 2014

My first training session for my next stair climb race was a complete success…

And my second training session completely sucked.

I had done five 20-story climbs during my first training session (read about it here), so my goal Read the rest of this entry »


Behind The Scenes at the Bowflex Webcast

July 24, 2014

I’m back from Portland! What a fun trip. The biggest highlight was definitely the live Q&A webcast with Bowflex, but there were other highlights too. Did you miss the webcast? Watch the video right here!

If for some reason the YouTube video isn’t working for you, you can also watch the video by clicking here. (Warning: I couldn’t get it to work in Firefox, but it worked in Chrome. You may need to try a couple different browsers, too!)

This particular screengrab from the webcast is right around when things got emotional for me and I had to fight back the urge to cry (around the 27-minute mark).

This moment is from when things got emotional for me and I had to fight back the urge to cry (around the 27-minute mark).

The webcast started bright and early, at 8am, but my day started at 5:15am, when I Read the rest of this entry »


Tune-In Reminder: My Q&A is Tuesday!

July 20, 2014

This Tuesday, at 11am EST/8am PST, I’ll be taking YOUR questions during Bowflex’s LIVE Webcast Q&A! Watch from your computer (and submit questions) by clicking here. Need another reason to watch? According to the Bowflex blog post, folks that tune in will have a chance to win a Bowflex TreadClimber TC10!  Holy moley, that’s a fancy piece of exercise equipment! So join me, fitness expert Tom Holland, and Brooke Birmingham (who’s lost 172 pounds!) – it’ll be fun.

I’m going to Portland for the webcast, so this may be my last blog post until I get back. If you saw me during the webcast and am checking out this page for the first time, then WELCOME! I hope you look around. There’s lots of before and after photos, recipes, and posts ranging from inspiring exercise accomplishments to how I deal with depression and mental illness. You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. There’s a “Sign Me Up” box in the top right part of this page where you can subscribe to get new posts via email. Read the rest of this entry »


Charlie Chaplin Stood Here: An Exercise Adventure in Acton, California

July 17, 2014

Every once in a while, my loves of history and exercise collide. It happened the other night, when I went for a run in a location where Charlie Chaplin filmed one of his most acclaimed movies. And I have proof!

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The top photo is from Read the rest of this entry »


Hello Stairwell, My Old Friend.

July 16, 2014

Check out this photo from after my workout on Monday:

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Drenched in sweat? On the 26th floor? You don’t have to be Nancy Drew (or even George or Bess) to figure out that this picture was taken in a stairwell. And that means one thing…

…My training has resumed! I’ve got a stair climb race coming up!

Actually… Read the rest of this entry »


Attend My Upcoming Online Q&A!

July 14, 2014

Exciting News! The good folks at Bowflex have invited me to participate in their upcoming online webinar, “The Journey to Health and Fitness”!  It’s going to be a live Q&A-style event, with a panel including me, Tom Holland (Bowflex’s in-house Fitness Advisor), and Brooke Birmingham, who blogs over at Brooke Not On A Diet. Brooke’s lost 170 pounds, and is really inspiring and courageous. I admire her a lot. We’ll be talking about health, fitness, and the journey each of us took to get to where we are today. It sounds like it’ll be a pretty casual affair with a lot of helpful, motivational information. And here’s the best part: YOU can help shape the conversation, because we’ll be answering questions from viewers! So think up some good Qs and I’ll provide some good As! 

“The Journey to Health and Fitness” will be live-streamed one week from tomorrow, so mark your calendars!  That’s Tuesday, July 22nd at 8:00am PT/11:00am ET.  CLICK HERE to pre-register so you can tune in on your computer, tablet, or smartphone!

Drop me a line Read the rest of this entry »


A Few Days in St. Joseph, Michigan

July 8, 2014

Part two of my Michigan vacation recap! After a great few days on Mackinac Island, my family and I began the five-hour drive down the western side of the state, heading for the twin towns of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, on the shores of Lake Michigan in the southwestern corner of the state. This is where my mother grew up, and where we visited my grandparents multiple times a year all throughout my childhood.

My mom inherited my grandmother’s place, and that’s where all nine of us were headed when we heard that a terrible storm had swept through the day before, leaving 80,000 homes without power. Ours was one of them. We also heard that it might take 3 days to get power restored. Yikes. Not a great thing to hear when you’re just a few hours away from arriving! My sister and I jumped Read the rest of this entry »


A Workout Milestone on Day Two

June 25, 2014

A little while ago I completed my second workout since being sidelined with a hip injury, and it ended up resulting in a momentous workout milestone. Very exciting!

One of the things I do is keep track of all the Read the rest of this entry »


Hopefully Healed and Back at the Gym

June 24, 2014

Yesterday was a big day – my first day back at the gym after a forced week-long hiatus thanks to my hip!

 

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Man, I couldn’t wait to start exercising again. But I’ve been careful – you can never be too careful when it comes to injuries – and played it safe.

My hip was a major problem for most of last week. While it rendered me in immobile and in constant pain for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, things really started improving Read the rest of this entry »


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