For pretty much my whole life, I’ve hated running. I tried playing soccer when I was young and gave up because the running part was awful. For years afterward, I couldn’t even run a full mile. I could hike for hours, but the act of running was just so unpleasant that I couldn’t go more … Continue reading How to get started with running (as someone who hates it)
This week, I wanted to share another lesson I've learned on my personal journey. It's one that I think is critical to understand, but incredibly hard to learn and internalize. Just because you struggle with fitness sometimes–and are not always perfect–does not mean you are a failure. If you've ever felt yourself asking questions like … Continue reading We all struggle with fitness sometimes. You’re not alone.
Fitness trackers like Fitbit, WHOOP, and Garmin have increased significantly in popularity over the past few years, due to the release of many new options, as well as an increased interest in wearable health trackers due concern over Covid-19. More than 1 in every 5 Americans now owns a fitness tracker of some kind. Go … Continue reading Your Fitness Tracker Is Watching You Exercise, And Others Might Be Watching You Too
I've been actively exercising for about four years now. It's been a long–and sometimes difficult–journey, full of rough periods of plateau, injury, and frustration. But I've made it through, and come out at lot stronger on the other side (both figuratively and literally). Along the way I've picked up quite a few lessons that have … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working Out
If you're reading this post, you've probably been asking yourself questions like: Why are electric skateboards so expensive? Is it really worth it? What's the best electric skateboard if I'm not looking to break the bank? I went through the same thing a year ago and wanted to share my reflections on the journey since, … Continue reading Are Electric Skateboards Worth It? – Reflections From 1 Year In
What Is Athletic Greens? Athletic greens is a nutritional supplement that aims to help people make sure they are getting enough vitamins and minerals in their diet every day. It is designed to be consumed daily–in drink form–and contains 75 different ingredients. According to the official site, the ingredients come from whole foods (and therefore … Continue reading Is Athletic Greens Worth It? A Buyer’s Guide
In the world of fitness, it's easy to get pulled into the consumerism cycle. There are ads for fitness gear everywhere, telling you that their product is something you need to be able to do your best at the gym. It can feel sometimes like if you don't purchase an item, you'll feel left out–no … Continue reading Why I Have A Minimalist Fitness Wardrobe – And Why You Should Too
If you're a full time student, work a job that has a demanding schedule, have a lot of parenting responsibilities, or have any other limitations on your free time, you've probably struggled trying to fit exercise in alongside everything else. You know it's important–but it just feels so hard to find the time to get … Continue reading [FAFQ] How Do I Fit Exercise In On A Tight Schedule?
One of the things I find so frustrating about a lot of lifestyle and health influencers–and health culture in general–is the focus on extreme diets or non-science-backed cleanses. Consider the Keto diet–a high fat, low carb diet plan that attempts to put the body into a fat-burning state. It's everywhere. The ice cream section at … Continue reading How Do I Start Eating Healthy? Prioritize Balance, Not Extremes
Welcome to Frequently Asked Fitness Questions [FAFQ], a series where I answer common questions asked by women embarking on their fitness journeys! This week: the dreaded pull-up. If you're reading this, you've probably spent a lot of time frustrated that you just can't seem to get this seemingly simple move. It looks so easy, right? Well you're … Continue reading How Do I Get My First Pull-Up? Easy Strategies For Strength Gain