Category: Fitness

How I Went from Zero to Four Pull-ups in a Month

I didn't set out to do a pull-up challenge. In fact, when I walked into the gym in the beginning of September and saw that there would be a gym-wide 30-day pull-up challenge, I was disappointed. I couldn't do any pull-ups. Not one. Other members could knock out five...

30 Days of Hot Yoga

August 1, 2018. Hello there. It's been a while. I haven't taken on a challenge in a long time, but I'm back with a 30-day hot yoga challenge. Why hot yoga? And why now? A few reasons: For better flexibility, mobility, and strength. To sweat. I did a cold shower challenge a...

I Exercised for 30 Days!!

I write this from an indoor water park in South Dakota. It's day 4 of our cross country family road trip. Between packing up 8 years of our lives, saying our goodbyes, driving, hiking, seeing friends, driving, working and more driving, I'm mentally and physically tapped out. This month...

30 Days of Exercise

"You should come play tennis with me," my sister said to me at a party a few weeks ago. "Sounds fun! I'd love to do that," I replied. "How about Thursday? A group of us are playing at 9." "Oh Thursday? I don't know, I think I..." My sister cut...

Another Year of 30 Day Challenges in the Books

Happy 2017 everyone! I'm excited about new year and have big plans, but before I launch into my January challenge, I thought I'd take a look back at the 30 day challenges of 2016. It's always good to take stock of the the previous year so that we can understand where we...

The Cold Stops Here: Week 5 (or 10) of the Wim Hof Method

Two months ago I began the 10 week Wim Hof method, a mindfulness program that incorporates deep breathing, meditation and gradual exposure to the cold. And every day for the past 10 weeks (save two), I've done my deep breathing and breath holds, stretched, done pushups, planks and back...