Archives for March 2014

And the Winner of the Rubberbanditz Giveaway Is…

I’m happy to announce the winner of my Rubberbanditz pull-up bands giveaway!  ** Amie Whitlock from Amherst, New York ** Amie says she is going to rock getting to pull ups with her new bands. I believe it – in my experience, pull-up bands help you push yourself like an assisted machine will not. Rubberbanditz is a great company and I trust their bands to be high quality. Thanks to owner Ari Zandman-Zeman for sponsoring this giveaway. Be sure to Sign up {Read More…}

Break Through in the Weight Room

I’ve always felt the pull to explore. It’s what propelled me to relocate three times (once on my own), expand my writing career into personal training, and continue many smaller changes along the way. That doesn’t mean change isn’t scary to me. I cherish my cozy home, family, and routines. I’ve even had anxiety attacks and other physical symptoms of stress around times of change. And there have been times when I simply hid while I processed what I wanted {Read More…}

Giveaway! Rubberbanditz Pull-up Bands

[Giveaway closed! Thanks to everyone who entered. See the winner here.] Pull ups will give you an athletic, strong back faster than any other exercise. They’ll also give you a badass self-confidence bump! But why can so few already-fit people do them? Getting to unassisted pull ups is all in the methodology, and I strongly believe the best way is by using pull-up bands. I know this firsthand as I’ve increased my pull ups to EIGHT and watched my clients crank out pull ups in {Read More…}

Survive the Free Breakfast Buffet, Clean-Eating Style

Oh, how I love free hotel breakfasts. Or to clarify, how I love the price – usually included with the room. It’s rare that I actually love breakfast buffet food. When I’m not busy dodging awkward reaches and jostling by other guests, I’m dodging the horrid food choices. At one hotel breakfast in a sleepy town near a national park, the buffet began with biscuits and gravy, progressed to all-white bread and cereals, and finished off with buttery eggs, slabs {Read More…}