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Posts Tagged ‘spin’

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 […]


Socks, feet and toes

With an REI gift card I recently purchased a yoga mat bag, a special yoga/sweat towel and some new socks. After all of these years of exercising and spinning and I hadn’t given much thought to the socks I wore. I have fun little shorty socks. But they don’t give much cushion, support or protection. […]


Taking on an ab challenge

One of my friends from high school posted a challenge on Facebook on Monday, which lasted until today. The event was called: 1000 Sit-ups/Crunches Week. I took on the challenge and completed it this morning with the last 75 (but actually did 80–had to get it even for the obliques) for a total of 1,005 […]


A good night’s sleep

From what I have read and what I I just know 7-9 hours of sleep at night is recommended and ideal. Because I get up at 5:30 four days a week I try to get in bed between 9:30 and 10. I usually have no problem falling asleep. A lot of time I am crashing […]


A year ago today …

A year ago today my life changed. A year ago my company moved from Emeryville to South San Francisco.   That move changed my life in many ways. I am surprised I have lasted a year but then I am not surprised. Is that weird? I now get up for work at 5:30 a.m. Something […]


Riding 100 miles and then some

My company recently launched a wellness program. We first started with biometric testing. Our results were input into a web portal. After that there was a wellness assessment in which I answered questions about my mental and physical health, fitness and exercise, work and personal situations, etc. From there my strengths were identified and areas […]


Eating out … a lot

I had three lunch dates this week and one dinner date. That’s a lot of eating out for me, especially during the week. On Tuesday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Melissa. We had sushi. Delicious, filling and healthy. I love sushi. Yesterday I had lunch with my friend/co-worker Stephanie. We had pho (pronounced fuh, […]


Rockin’ customer service

I have been using Camelbak water bottles for a little more than two years. The first one I owned just had a lid. It was a little difficult to drink out of because of the wide mouth. But nonetheless I liked the bottle and how easy it was to take to the gym, when traveling, […]


Setting up spin bike

A friend/co-worker told me the other day that she is about to take her first spin class. I am excited for her to try the class. I have been doing spin for about 3 1/2 years and it is still hard and kicks my ass. It is an amazing workout and a great way to […]


Did I really burn 900+ calories?

  Probably not. As I researched and wrote in the past, exercise machines really aren’t accurate with how many calories one burns. I think it gives you a good idea of how hard you are working. I know when I do endurance training on the espinner, which is moderate resistance and moderate speed, I burn […]