Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?

For all the good things that sport offers to athletes, there is also an increased risk for eating disorders.  A complicated relationship between ourselves and food is characteristic of most Americans.  Problematic eating habits may even be more of a norm than an exception and eating disorders are prevalent throughout our our society in general. Continue reading “Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?”

Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?

Been working out at home? Unless you’re a lucky sucker with a home gym, coming back to your pre-quarantine training is going to be a shock to the system. Yep, we might be little sore. But what is that soreness? Is it a good thing, or not? That ache in your muscles after a workoutContinue reading “Post-workout Muscle Soreness: good, bad or irrelevant?”

Is cardio making you fat?

Spending more than 3 hours a week doing some sort of sweaty cardio workout, but still not seeing results? Cardiovascular exercise is linked to being healthier and living longer. And if you’ve decided to shed a few pounds, you probably have tried doing more cardio. If you are grinding away at hours of cardio everyContinue reading “Is cardio making you fat?”

For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!

It has been 2 years since I sat down at a keyboard to write for my blog.  Shameful.  Unforgivable.  I have reasons and excuses.  But let’s leave it at I’m sitting here in a different continent in a new and still not totally furnished home contentedly looking back over a 2 years of challenges andContinue reading “For your own good, Hit the Weightlifting!”

New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done

It is the second day of January and I wore shorts.  The day started off stormy.  Dark and thundery clouds rolled in fast, followed by rain that came in sideways.  It was 7.30am and I was at the box (the CrossFit gym), having just finished my workout.  But by lunchtime, the sun broke out andContinue reading “New Year in Texas: Early mornings and getting sh*t done”

Surviving Gym Culture: Crush it before it crushes you

I step in the gym, and I feel it.  Maybe I’m too sensitive.  It might be all in my mind.  But I’m sure that I’m on the outside of the ‘in’ crowd.  I feel for just a moment like the little, socially awkward girl I was in school – never quite fitting in and feelingContinue reading “Surviving Gym Culture: Crush it before it crushes you”

Establishing an At-Home Exercise Routine

The following is a piece I worked on recently with about exercising at home.  Enjoy! Building a regular and interesting exercise routine can be a daunting prospect for those new to it. A plethora of unanswered questions can loom over you: How often do I need to exercise? How long should my workout sessions be?Continue reading “Establishing an At-Home Exercise Routine”