Before giving birth, my favorite form of exercise was without a doubt lifting weights. Besides walking my dog and occasionally bouldering at the indoor rock gym, I almost exclusively lifted about 4-5 times a week. Especially as my husband and I were trying to get pregnant, cardio wasn’t something that I wanted to do. To… Continue reading Why I Don’t Lift Heavy Anymore: Finding a New Perspective on Fitness and Life 15 Months Postpartum
Ever since I stopped formally working out during pregnancy, I wondered what my relationship with fitness would look like postpartum. Would my passion for fitness disappear? Would I have a healthier relationship with the gym than ever before? Would I freak out about the way my body changed and revert into my restrictive, self deprecating… Continue reading 6 Weeks Postpartum: Back to the Gym?
I heard someone the other day say that they needed to get back on the wagon. They felt like they had been indulging a little too much, and that it was time to get back on track. This phrase is not revolutionary; in fact, it’s common for people to feel like they bounce on and… Continue reading Day 1: Operation Period Update
In the midst of all the hustle and bustle throughout the last few weeks, I have unfortunately added some extra baggage into my life. Quite literally, two bags have rolled under each of my eyes, and as much as I would like to leave them unclaimed, they keep coming around. Getting enough sleep never used… Continue reading How Not to Be Motivated to Go to the Gym
Before you may question me, yes. Yes I did post that I was returning to a vegetarian diet, and yes I did eat this whole pictured plate of food. How do these two things coincide? The answer is that they don't, and that's okay. Recently, my life has been a massive ebb and flow of… Continue reading Mussels for My Muscles
Wow. This summer is going by more quickly than I could've imagined. It is crazy to think that in less than six months I will be wearing that iconic gap and gown and walking across the stage into full-blown adulthood. As that graduation date continues to draw nearer, the shear amount of questions I get… Continue reading From My Journey to Our Journey
Let's pretend you just decided to incorporate weight lifting into your workout routine. You excitedly put on your favorite outfit to exercise in, pump yourself up, and enter the gym doors. Your heart sinks at the sight of strangely shaped pieces of equipment and weights that you don't know what to do with. With just… Continue reading Give it Your 100