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

Posts Tagged ‘spin’

Fun stories, random drawing, one Comment Contest Tuesday winner

Last week for Comment Contest Tuesday, I asked my readers what was or is your nickname? When you were a little kid what did you want your name to be? Any stories behind your name or nickname? There were some fun answers. Thanks to all the ladies for answering. The random drawing winner was … […]


Back to my routine

From my posts last week you know that I was on vacation. I had a great, amazing and relaxing time with The Husband in the Caribbean. The water on Turks and Caicos was absolutely a beautiful, gorgeous turquoise. I lounged a lot, slept in a lot, got some sun. I also ingested a lot of […]


Review Wednesday: Fitbit Zip

About two months ago I got my first Fitbit. I have the Fitbit Zip. It was a prize I won for participating in my company’s wellness program. The Fitbit Zip (along with the other two mentioned on the website) tracks steps, distance (in miles) and calories burned. They sync wirelessly to computers and my iPhone […]


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 […]


Practice yoga at home on the cheap

My friend Heather asked me if I could recommend some yoga videos for someone with limited resources. So I did some research and here’s the cool thing I found: YogaGlo. The YogaGlo site says: Take more than 1,000 yoga classes on your computer or on your HD TV whenever you want, in the comfort of your […]


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 […]


Go Fit Girl! is thankful/grateful for many things

Today is Thanksgiving and I have many things to be thankful and grateful for. This list is just some of the things Go Fit Girl! is thankful for. (If it was Ann … it would never end.) I am thankful and grateful for: Yoga. Meditation. Setting intentions. In-Shape City Gym and teachers: Jenn, Jessica and […]