Elite and Extreme in Arizona

February 25, 2015

Today’s blog post is brought to you by the word “Renaissance.” The word has multiple meanings. It refers to a period of cultural rebirth in European history, stretching from the 14th to 17th centuries, but it also can refer to any period of new growth or renewal of life.

One could argue that, in the past five years, I’ve experienced my own renaissance by embracing fitness and healthy eating, and taking command of my own health. In fact, I’d argue that until I was blue in the face. (And my family and friends will vouch that I’m a stubborn bastard that LOVES a good argument.)

But today’s post isn’t about my renaissance, it’s about… Read the rest of this entry »


Oops, I Did It Again

February 23, 2015

Well, replace “did it” with “took Britney Spears’ favorite workout class” and “again” with “for the first time.”

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In the Jan/Feb 2015 issue of Women’s Health Magazine, Britney Spears raves about the Read the rest of this entry »


A Terribly Awesome Trip Up Jacob’s Ladder

February 18, 2015

Remember the Jacob’s Ladder? Probably not. I’ve only mentioned in once before, in a blog post last May, but it’s a challenging cardio device that’s basically a never-ending ladder. It’s also a Bible story, but that’s a whole different blog post (on a completely different blog).

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The rungs move on a circular track, so you’ll Read the rest of this entry »


A New Training Personal Best?

February 13, 2015

Stair race season is in full swing. I’ve already raced twice this year, and my next race is soon, in Detroit! In April, I’ll be racing in the Aon Center in Los Angeles, and they open up the stairwell at certain times for training purposes. That’s how I ended up, the other day, on the 55th floor.

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I was breathing too heavily to smile, because I had just Read the rest of this entry »


I Clean Up Well, Right?

February 10, 2015

I don’t dress up fancy very often, so I try to take photos when I do. I know for a fact that my mom enjoys seeing them!

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I love the sunlight in this photo! I was trying to look mysterious, but it might have come off as a little pained. Whoops.

On Sunday night, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra held their annual gala. It’s the fourth time that I’ve volunteered to help out. It’s a Read the rest of this entry »


The Pros and Cons of Working Out At Home

February 6, 2015

My Bowflex MAX Trainer M5 has become an important component to my workout regimen ever since I got it last fall. Typically, I use it once or twice a week, and rarely on sequential days, because I like switching up my workouts. I prefer not doing the same thing two days in a row, if I can help it!

This week, though, I went on a MAX Trainer bender. I’ve used it four times in the last six days. And it got me thinking, about Read the rest of this entry »


February Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

February 2, 2015

A new month has started. Time to update my weight loss chart! I added my 5-Year Anniversary line and stepped on the scale.

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I stayed the same. 247 pounds. It’s always nice to lose, but Read the rest of this entry »


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