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

Posts Tagged ‘cardio’

Using the right exercise equipment

Having the right equipment makes all the difference. When I got to the gym this morning I realized I forgot my clip shoes. Ah, bummer. I probably had time to go home and get them. But I decided to just deal with regular shoes. I had to use my regular tennies on the spin bike […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Nicole! Thanks to Nicole and Alicia for their great comments. I loved what you both wrote and am thankful for you both taking the time to comment. Especially Nicole!  I mean, wowza. I love the idea of setting the timer for 5 minutes and getting the whole family to do a quick pick up. […]


I earned my beer at the gym

Tonight my friend Monica and I decided to try a class fellow gym friends have been raving about. One of our friends has lost 6 pounds by taking the class, is so much more tone and her booty looks amazing! This is how the In-Shape City site describes Total Athletic Conditioning: A full body workout with […]


All by myself

The shuttle schedule at work recently changed. The second shuttle switched from leaving South San Francisco at 5:35 to leaving at 6:10. That’s a huge difference and makes for an even longer day than I already have. In the past I would be done with work about 4 and head down to the gym until […]


Working through sore muscles

Last night and most of today I have been doing what I call the “old lady walk.” On Thursday night I worked out with Jenn and Monica. I am pretty much sore all over. But my thighs and butt are what are really feeling it. I knew after the hour-long program we did I would […]


Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself. I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning. When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any […]


Ms. Crabby Pants comes out …

… Work has been busy, exhausting, overwhelming, frustrating, etc. lately. Sometimes I deal with stress well and other times I don’t. I have been really trying to and focusing on practicing yoga “off the mat” while at work the past few weeks. Sometimes I am successful and other times not so much. I wrote about practicing […]


6 days of yoga

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. This week has been an exhausting week. Work was crazy busy with a few nights of coming home and working some more. My goal was to hit yoga seven days in a row from last Friday through Thursday. I had to go into the office on Friday, […]


Making goal while biking at work

Today was Bike To Work Day. At least it was in the Bay Area. Did everyone have Bike To Work Day today? I did not bike to work today for many reasons, including I live more than 20 miles from work (I don’t think you can ride your bike over the Bay Bridge); I would […]


My fitness competitiveness comes out

Sorry that I have been a little absent lately. Work has been nuts. Tuesday and Wednesday I had to come home and do a little work. So really by the time I was done with that I had no interest in blogging. Let’s just say I am glad this week is almost over. I am […]