23andMe Wt Loss Intervention Journey

Obesity is reaching epidemic levels with dire public health consequences. Compound this with the troubles of losing weight (such trying to lose weight and failing or losing a few pounds then gaining them back) makes gaining new insights about genetics and behaviors with weight loss very important. The quest for the right diet for maintaining optimal…

Spring Check-In

This coming August will mark 2 years since the unfortunate collision of an SUV while I was biking, the after math of which I am still dealing with and working through. I also hit my 1 year anniversary graduating undergrad and 1 year anniversary working at Healthy Ride a few months ago. Due to the awesomeness…

Frigid Bitch 2017 and 2018

Since I totally spaced on last year’s alley cat bike race recap I’m including it in this year’s recap. Welcome to the Fourth and Fifth Annual Frigid Bitch! I think it’s fitting to write about these races together. Both of them are races done post getting hit by a car Both are pretty much the…

Nutrition Strategy

Just like exercise or fitness programs, I experiment with food, nutrition and dietary styles. I enjoy food; I love cooking & baking; experimenting with different ways to prepare food. I keep a busy schedule so on work days I bring lunch & snacks with me plus a pre/post workout meal since I go to the…

Are You Fit?

How do you know if you’re fit or healthy? What even is fitness? What are the components of fitness, of health and well being? Let’s check it out. fit·ness the condition of being physically fit and healthy the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task an organism’s ability to survive and reproduce in…

2017 Recap

While I’ll focus on reviewing my overall fitness progress in this article I think looking back at / reviewing all aspects of your life each year is a good way to, see how far you’ve come and help set new (attainable) goals. Even though it’s been over a year since that SUV hit me, I’m…

Heading into Winter Bulking

Measurements:  Weight: 154# BMI: 26 Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 44″ Chest: 39″ Biceps: 11″ Waist: 34″ (-1 inch from last month) Hips: 42″ Thigh: 23″ (+1 inch from last month) Calf: 15″ Strength 1RM’s:  Barbells: Bench Press: 110# (have reached my best PR) Bent Over Rows: 100# (best so far this year, 15# away from best PR) Dead lift: 210# (have reached my best PR) Squat: 120# (+5# from Oct, 25# away from…

I did a Thing…

In addition to experimenting with foods / diets that work best for me, I like investigating different health related fads. One such fad I have been curious about, is completing a juice cleanse/fast/detox. I have seen a lot of mixed reviews and results from juice cleanses. Generally I see this fad used as a way…

Fitness Strategies

As an exercise scientist, I enjoy experimenting, especially on myself. I’m getting back into training and am looking for what works best for me. For those who read my posts (thanks!) bear with me as I work through my thoughts and such. I like writing things out so I can plan ahead and keep track….

Check In. Check Up. Part 2

Measurements and 1-RM’s:  Weight: 155# BF%: will be getting a caliber (6 Best Weight Lifting Tracker for the Gym) BMI: 27  Neck: 13″ (same as Sept; has remained consistent, month to month – year to year) Shoulders: 44″ (same as Sept; stays fairly consistent, usually within 40-44 inches) Chest: 39″ (up 2 inches from Sept; tricky to measure accurately but…

Winter has passed – Time to GET BUFF!

First up: Measurements:  Neck: 13″ Shoulders: 42″ Chest: 38″ Biceps: 11″ Waist: 37.5″ Hips: 38.5″ Thigh: 23.5″ Calf: 15″ Weight: 152# BF: 27% BMI: 27  Body Fat (BF) % Categories: Classification Women (% Fat) Essential Fat 10-12% Athletes 14-20% Fitness 21-24% Acceptable 25-31% Obese 32% + Understanding your Body Mass Index: If BMI is below 18.5: considered underweight. If…

2016 Recap

A lot has happened this past year… Academics and some Life: I graduated with my bachelor’s in exercise science now I have the fun task of finding a job – one that is hopefully relevant to my recent studies but also one that pays well and ideally that I enjoy. School isn’t the only change…