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

Posts Tagged ‘gym’

Happy New Year

I joined a gym in June 2007 and have been a regular since. When I joined Weight Watchers in October 2006 it was advised that exercise didn’t start immediately. First reduce the food portions, make healthier and more filling choices, drink more water, etc. I can’t remember how long it was recommended that you first […]


Getting back to my basics

As I type this post it’s raining outside and I am sipping my coffee. I just finished my home yoga practice. (I started working on┬áthis post yesterday morning.) I won’t type long and will finish this post later as I really want to get to reading my book. When I was a little girl I […]


And GFG! is back

I’m baaaack! Years ago Curt and I were in the Philly area visiting his brother and family along with Curt’s parents and grandma. Some of the family went on a canoe outing. Our nephew James was about 4 at the time. As we got closer to the canoe spot James started to recognize it as […]


Pursuing happiness

You want to know the real reason I quit my job? I wasn’t happy. I was also becoming a person I didn’t like. And that definitely needed to change. When I started my yoga teacher training about a year ago (can’t believe that was a year ago) it wasn’t my intention to quit my job […]


Cooking and blending my way to healthy eating

During this time I am taking off from working full time I want to get back to healthy: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and in any other way I can. I have started eating better, drinking even more water than I was before and I am even cooking a bit. (I’ve also started back with my […]


Gettin’ CPR certified

In order to be able to sub/teach classes at the gym where I am a member they require you be CPR certified. I recently took a CPR class with Safety Training Seminars (American Heart Association). I am now CPR/AED certified. I learned how to administer CPR to an adult, child and infant. I also learned […]


Gym yoga teacher sub gig

Last night I taught my third yoga class, but my first gym yoga sub gig. A friend of mine who I work with and lives in Alameda helped me get this sub gig. (She is also a yoga teacher.) She knew Alameda Athletic Club was going to need a yoga sub when the regular yoga […]


Use form, not momentum when weight training

If you asked me 10 years ago if I would ever regularly exercise I would probably have laughed and said no. So the thought of working the weights never occurred to me. And even when I first started working out I wasn’t into weights. Cardio machines, especially the elliptical, were my exercise of choice. I […]


Taking the stairs

If you had the option to take four flights of stairs up or the elevator, what would you do? For me it would depend on how I was feeling and what shoes I was wearing. I think we all know that there is a benefit to walking up stairs. I mean, there are machines at […]


Committing to your good health

I have been thinking a lot about priorities lately. About what is important for me and to me. And what makes me happy. (Don’t forget about Do you want to be happy?) One of my friends/co-workers told me that something I said to her lately really hit a chord. And she suggested this be a […]