On jumping out of a plane

I realize this post doesn't have a tonne to do with physical activity, but let me tell you, jumping out of a plane at 12,500 ft. most definitely affects your physiology (and psychology). I decided to make the jump for my 27th birthday. I asked my good friends, but they weren't able to; it was … Continue reading On jumping out of a plane

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It’s Day 15 (and my muscles are tired)

I'm entering day 15 of my 30 day challenge. I'm proud to say I haven't missed one day yet. Last night I completed 135 squats and 95 leg lifts (thankfully it was a push-up rest). I have 3.5 people who have committed to the challenge. The 0.5 represents my colleague who does the exercises with … Continue reading It’s Day 15 (and my muscles are tired)

Diet really matters (but I still love cupcakes)

So I'm entering Day 9 of my challenge. It's going well. I've managed to get in every squat, push-up, and leg lift I've been instructed to. Yet, my weight has managed to creep up.  This could be due to a number of reasons: increased muscle mass, water retention, increased alcohol intake over the last two … Continue reading Diet really matters (but I still love cupcakes)

Wednesday Workout Tip: Do a Challenge

So I've decided to do a 30 day challenge. It involves a whole lot of squats, pushups and leg lifts. You start out by doing 50 squats, 4 pushups and 25 leg lifts and end with 250 squats, 40 pushups and 100 leg lifts. It's a little intense, but over a 30 day build-up period it … Continue reading Wednesday Workout Tip: Do a Challenge

On getting a good night’s sleep

Feeling groggy? Feeling less awake than you did last night right before you fell asleep? Sleep for a long time? If you said yes to any of those questions, you may want to pay more attention to your precious z-time. We all understand that sleep is important - if it wasn't necessary, we likely wouldn't … Continue reading On getting a good night’s sleep