Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘cardio’

Our bodies need energy, fuel

Like a car we need to fuel our bodies. I was talking to a friend recently telling her how I am teaching five cycle classes a week (among numerous yoga classes). Her next question was, are you in crazy great shape? (That’s not a quote. But she said something like that.) I told her I […]


Supporting, encouraging & challenging students is what teaching is about

I am currently working at LA Fitness (and soon another gym) as a cycle and yoga teacher. Click for┬ámy schedule here. I have taken indoor cycling classes as a student for seven to eight years. Indoor cycling is a cardio workout on a stationary bike where the students are guided by an instructor to ride […]


Back to healthy, clean living

Oh man. I feel like I have been writing these posts too often lately. I have been allowing myself to get out of my routine way too much recently. Yup, I usually have a good reason or “excuse.” And we all fall off the wagon and experience life. And sometimes I give myself permission to […]


7 minutes turns into 45

The exercise challenge in this month’s Monthly Challenge is to try out The Scientific 7-Minute Workout. The timing of the routine itself I don’t agree with. But with some modifications I think it is a good and legit exercise routine. My recommendation is to do each exercise for a minute instead of the 30 seconds […]


Working those butts, hips & thighs

I have struggled with the exercise part of this month’s Monthly Challenge. (And a little with the water part since I have was traveling and drinking a lot of beer. But I am back on track with the water intake.) Travel usually makes it difficult for me to keep up with healthy lifestyle, including regular […]


Full workout at home

My routine was completely out of whack this week. I got sick on Sunday and even though I felt better on Monday I decided to skip the gym and make sure I was back to healthy. (Plus I had a fever on Sunday, which broke Sunday night or Monday morning, and didn’t want to infect […]


Start jumping!

One of our exercise challenges this month in Go Fit Girl’s April Monthly Challenge is working the jump rope. If you want a major cardio workout, jump rope for 3 minutes (or longer). Jumping rope requires and builds coordination, is an easy and quick cardio workout and can be done almost anywhere. According to WebMD, […]


Dealing with expected/unexpected challenges

On Saturday I wrote about how I had an upcoming challenging week: dinners, lunches, possible lack of exercise. Sometimes we can plan for our challenges other times they are a surprise. I try to take them all in stride and accept that sometimes you fall off the wagon. At some point you get back on […]


It’s time to exercise

So you have made the decision to start exercising (or maybe you haven’t but this post may just motivate you). Now where to begin? I recommend starting slow. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do something unpleasant that makes you never want to exercise ever again. When I started exercising seriously (believe me I […]


Yoga subs can be a real treat

Have I told you lately how much I love and enjoy practicing yoga? Last night Vickie’s class had a sub, Sadie. Sadie is a regular Saturday teacher at the studio–but I hadn’t had the privilege of taking her class … until last night. One of the best things about a sub is that you get […]