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

Posts Tagged ‘gym’

Take care, love you this month

This month’s Go Fit Girl!’s February Monthly Challenge is about the No. 1 person in your life. It’s not your spouse, partner, kids, parents, boss. It’s YOU. In honor of this month’s Love of Reading Month and that other silly celebration that happens in the middle of this month the Monthly Challenge is about focusing […]


What is Restorative Yoga?

This is what my friend Pam asked Monica and me yesterday before spin class as Monica and I were discussing the The Gift of Restorative Yoga workshop we attended today with Vickie. According to Namaste’s workshop link, Restorative Yoga uses props to support the body, allowing for expansiveness and ease while stimulating the body’s innate […]


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 […]


My heart goes out to babies

Peet’s near my gym has gotten me into helping a couple of “new” charities. A few years ago there was a representative from a women’s day drop-in center, which I still support to this day. In fact, I just took some toiletry donations over there about a week ago. Today after spin I grabbed a […]


A week in the life of Ann on Weight Watchers

One of my regular readers, Jen, asked if I would be willing to share what I eat to be successful on Weight Watchers®. So I am going to share my “menus”/tracking/what I have eaten this week. For those of you not familiar with WW–just a few things I want to mention before I launch into my […]


Getting back to healthy lifestyle feels good

Last Monday I put myself back on plan. Back to my healthy lifestyle of regular exercise, eating better and tracking food/exercise. And I have to say I feel so much better maintaining a healthy lifestyle than that month that I just went nuts. I felt tired and just crappy. I still feel tired and crappy, […]


Birthday card humor

Tonight’s post will be brief as I am doing laundry and packing for a business trip later this week. If the A’s win tonight I will likely be going to Game 5 tomorrow, which is supposed to be my night to pack. Since Game 4 is still going (and a rather exciting game), which The […]


Just me, just you … trying to survive life

As I mentioned last week, I recently attended my 20-year high school reunion in my beautiful hometown. As a Badger alumni I had the option to be a sponsor for the reunion. So Go Fit Girl! was a sponsor along with a few others. With my sponsorship I received an acknowledgement on a banner, in […]


Major Munchie Monday

Wow, I don’t know what happened today. All day all I wanted to do was eat. I had the munchies. I wanted to eat carrots and I wanted to eat candy and I wanted to eat chips and just about anything else I could get my hands on. Since back to a healthy routine I […]


I love my carbs, booze

Recently at the gym I ran into one of my spin teachers one early morning. As he and I were chatting I told him I had gone to a body conditioning the night before and then was back at the gym first thing in the morning. His response, you must really like to exercise. Uh, […]