Taking on “Kelly” in CrossFit

I was on the second round of a brutal CrossFit workout called “Kelly,” and I was running. OK, jogging. Possibly, shuffling. This workout calls for FIVE rounds of a 400-meter run, 30 box jumps and 30 wall balls (medicine balls heaved against the wall.) When I arrived at the gym, I saw previous times all … Continue reading

The Perils of Sitting All Day

There’s been a lot of research done into the perils of sitting all day. I love this graphic from the Washington Post. It does an incredible job illustrating the impact sitting has on your body. I highly recommend you take a look. Then there’s this article from the New York Times about how inactivity impacts … Continue reading

Fit, Fun, Forever in Southeast Seattle

I’m really, truly, deeply excited for this event. Fit, Fun, Forever is a new, free fitness event in South Seattle, and it’s all about trying out new classes and getting inspired. I will be teaching! If you’re around, come check it out.

The 2014 Goal: Learn to Dance

In general, I prefer goals to resolutions. I like goals, especially the good ones that feel slightly terrifying, and thus exciting. I set a goal last year to participate in one social outing per month with a fitness community in 2013. Which meant I had to find a fitness community that hung out together (duh.) … Continue reading

This is Why I do Yoga

I have been doing a lot of CrossFit. Three months in, I am surprised by how much I still love it. I love how the workouts change every day, I love being pushed to my physical max every time, and I especially love my gym, Rocket CrossFit in Hillman City. (I also love that a … Continue reading

Simple Strategies to Cut out Sugar

Simple Strategies to Cut out Sugar Every couple of months or so, I swear to cut sugar out of my diet. I usually last for two or three weeks. Sugar always sneaks its way back in. This article is a great reminder of straightforward strategies to keep sugar at bay.

Eat: Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

I’m on Day 26 of the Paleo Diet. I have cheated a considerable amount, so technically, I probably am on Day 18-ish. For those who have never heard of the Paleo Diet, it’s the caveman one. In other words, you eat meat, vegetables and fruit and that’s about it. I like to add red wine … Continue reading

40 Days: Week 1, Presence

40 Days to Personal Revolution is one of my favorite programs. For 40 days, an ambitious bunch of yogis commit to practice six days a week, meditate daily, do a three-day fruit cleanse and also come to weekly meetings to talk about the experience. We also ask them to give up caffeine, alcohol, sugar and … Continue reading