Workout I Did: Climbing Onboard the Orangetheory Train

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I'm definitely not the first FBG to hit up an Orangetheory Fitness class. Crystal did it way back when, and Jenn tried it out a year ago. And, of course, both of their descriptions of an ass-kicking HIIT workout that left them pouring sweat only made me really, really want to check it out for …
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Workout I Did: A Balancing Act

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Let's get one thing straight: I've never claimed to be "balanced" in any way, shape for form. In fact, I've always been a little off-kilter, and proud of it. Until I was literally imbalanced. One of the things I've learned as I come back from ankle rehabilitation surgery is that my right leg (the …
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Workout I Did: Neighborhood Fartleks

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With all of the talk of fartleks (and, of course, fartlek jokes) in this month's Fit Bottomed Challenge, I've had fartleks on the brain. I've always liked them --- they're such an easy way to do interval work. But as I've been finding my fitness jam post-baby, I've come to love them for another …
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The 1% Workout

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Attitudes are changing --- slowly, but the prevailing opinion of the masses is that one has to be some kind of exercise fanatic or food extremist to commit to a healthy lifestyle. A 5 a.m. workout is not mandatory; neither is a tearful farewell to your last ever French fry. The truth is it …
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Workout I Did: Hit the Track

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When I was growing up, I lived within a stone's throw of my high school. I could hear the band practice the fight song, the football practice fields ended at the corner of my backyard, and the stadium lights lit up our street on game nights. This meant that the track and tennis courts were just a …
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