A few days ago I was faced with the mentality of my former self. I came across a moment where I was comparing myself to someone who I couldn't compare to. It wasn't an impossible, out of reach type of comparison. Okay, actually, yes it was. My immature self a few years ago would have … Continue reading There Comes a Point in Every Person’s Life…
A friend invited me to donate blood sometime this week. If you've ever been curious about donating blood and how long you'll need to scale back and for how long, here's a pretty reasonable answer I found after doing some quick research. A healthy athlete should be able to recover completely from donating blood in … Continue reading Giving Blood as an Athlete
It was a great weekend in Los Angeles! With all of the hoopla of Carmageddon, it was definitely a big weekend for public transportation and biking here in LA. In fact, I've never been more proud of living in LA. Late last week, it was announced that the biking group, Wolfpack Hustle, challenged JetBlue's ridiculous … Continue reading When in Doubt, Ride a Bike
Every few weeks or so I get motivated enough to try my hand at a brick workout. (Brick workouts consist of back-to-back training exercises to prepare you for multi-sport competing.) This is my second full brick workout where I've done the swim-bike-run combination. The first time was actually 2 weeks ago: I did half distances … Continue reading Going Through The Motions of Bricks
I hurriedly spent the month of April planning the inaugural Dress for Success Worldwide-West 5K/Power Walk here in LA. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun! Planning a 5K is much more different than running a 5K, that's for sure. And, if I had to do it all over again, … Continue reading Dress for Success Named an Official Charity of the 2012 Honda LA Marathon
I'm not a personal trainer but in my experience you can lose weight proportionally to your body and not really do anything for spot treatment. Essentially, you will always keep your general shape (curvy, hourglass, narrow, etc) but just in different proportions. That said, there have been studies conducted that conclude that gaining weight around … Continue reading Via Formspring: How do I lose the love handles and lower belly flab….. I’m overall a slim person.. but those are my problem areas
The most difficult part about taking and keeping the weight off is listening to my body. Sometimes I don't feel motivated to exercise or eat well, but I try to listen to what my body is trying to tell me. If I'm not motivated, I try to figure out why. Am I stressed? Did I … Continue reading Via Formspring: What was the most difficult part about taking and keeping the weight off?