In early January, after surviving the trials and turmoils of 2020, I found myself 17 pounds heavier, having to go up a size in pants, and feeling more breathless more often (not caused by wearing a mask). Time to start fresh. I began eating smaller meals with more veggies. I tried restarting my walking workouts by going to my favorite parks in the predawn hours in hopes of … [Read more...] about Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
When the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley, I take notice. If the forecast is for 110 degrees, I know the shaded outdoor wall thermometer on the patio will probably show temps closer to 115 degrees by day's end. So how the heck am I supposed to keep up a training schedule in preparation for a full slate of fall races -- or … [Read more...] about How Do I Exercise During a Summer Heat Warning?
I don’t consider myself “amazing” or “exceptional” so when people say I am, I’m always taken aback…but I have learned to say “Thank you” for the compliment. A neighbor recently told me she marvels at my ability to work on home improvement projects with my husband. She couldn’t imagine “lugging around” lumber or full five-gallon paint buckets, much less holding a small beam … [Read more...] about Who are You to Say You Can’t?
Too often I hear women over 40 say that strength training will make them look like bodybuilders. Well, after reading about Ernestine Shepherd, the world's oldest female bodybuilder, Prevention Magazine's May 2014 issue and then watching the magazine's 8-minute video showcasing a typical day in her life, I can say only one thing. "WHY NOT!" Ernestine looks strong, sexy and … [Read more...] about Fit & Ripped: Ernestine Shepherd
It's Day 4 and I have to do 20 burpees, five more than yesterday. I'm gonna be happy that tomorrow, Day 5, is a rest day! You'll notice that I'm doing my best and what I can. Remember, that's all we can do. … [Read more...] about Day 4 of 30 Day Burpee Challenge