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

Posts Tagged ‘running’

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, […]


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 […]


Shin splints

I believe I have had shin splints in the past. In college I had 10 minutes to get all the way across campus one day and walked so fast I was almost running. Soon after that I had pain in my shins. According to Mayo Clinic, shin splints are caused by excessive force (overload) on […]


My response to NYT article

A little more than a week ago the New York Times ran an article in their Sunday magazine titled How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body. There has been a lot of talk in the yoga world about this article, or at least in my yoga world. We have been discussing in classes, some of my […]


Why not go for a walk on Wednesday?

One of my co-workers organized a walk today at lunchtime. When I opened the meeting invite I read it and my first reaction was, a walk for an hour? But I decided that the walk wouldn’t kill me. And it would get me outside and away from my desk for a good and healthy break. […]


Quiet, loungy, lazy Christmas day

Because it is Christmas both the gym and yoga studio were closed today. If the yoga studio had been opened I probably would have taken a yoga class today as there wouldn’t be any classes at the gym and it is rather difficult for me to get that motivated. I had debated if I should […]


Picking out a good pair of athletic shoes

Years ago I went to a store that specifically sold athletic shoes. The woman who helped me measured my foot and asked me what I mostly needed them for. Was I a walker, runner, what kind of exercise did I do? From what I told her she came up with an athletic shoe that was […]


Get a tight, fit butt with toner shoes

Last year (yes, it has been many, many months) I asked my readers what they wanted to know or any questions they had for me. I am slowly researching and getting through the questions. And if you asked me a question, I haven’t forgotten and I will get to it. Penny wanted to know “if […]


I only I were a runner

When I first started working out almost three years ago I started walking. I walked at least three times a week for a month. Then I decided I needed to be a runner. Running is easy cardio and you can do it anywhere. You just need your tennies and preferably some workout clothes (which don’t […]


Biking is fun, healthy, free and gets you where you need to go

Guest post: Cyrus, our second Go Fit Boy!Over the past few years, I’ve dabbled in various forms of exercise. There was the year of indoor rock climbing, and the year of racketball. There has been intermittant trail running and this past summer, frequent friendly basketball games. But lately, my most regular form of physical activity […]