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

Posts Tagged ‘weights’

Healthy living at 40

Right now in my life I am the healthiest I have ever been in my whole entire life. And I’m 40. I’m at a healthy weight. I eat pretty healthy. I drink alcohol in moderation. I rarely have soda. I exercise regularly. My stress levels are fairly low. I drink a lot of water. I […]


Momentum is not a muscle

This is gonna be a smorgasbord of a post … First, I am now an LA Fitness employee, a yoga and cycle group fitness instructor. Starting soon I will be teaching three cycle classes and one yoga class with the hopes of adding some more yoga classes. I’ve been taking yoga classes at the town […]


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 […]


Review Wednesday: Shake Weight

I got my hands on a Shake Weight®. It was a gift at my work White Elephant lunch. The recipient didn’t really want it and let Go Fit Girl! take it and try it out for a review. I have tried it out and done some research for my readers. The box claims you just […]


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, […]


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, […]


What kind of muscular development do you want?

It’s a good thing I pre-wrote some posts over the weekend in anticipation of a busy week. Between work, working on the shuttle bus on the way home, coming home and working, getting exercise in, visiting friend’s cat while she is away, being dressed suitably for work each day and still eating healthy I really […]


I earned my beer at the gym

Tonight my friend Monica and I decided to try a class fellow gym friends have been raving about. One of our friends has lost 6 pounds by taking the class, is so much more tone and her booty looks amazing! This is how the In-Shape City site describes Total Athletic Conditioning: A full body workout with […]


Working through sore muscles

Last night and most of today I have been doing what I call the “old lady walk.” On Thursday night I worked out with Jenn and Monica. I am pretty much sore all over. But my thighs and butt are what are really feeling it. I knew after the hour-long program we did I would […]


Committed to eating healthy

I am having a food intervention with myself. I am coming along great with the exercise. I exercise 6-7 times a week and I vary it with yoga, spin, weights, abs and body conditioning. When I was working on losing my 30 pounds about five years ago the first 20 pounds I lost without any […]