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Friday, January 25, 2013

Be a Superhero

Today I bring to you the Superhero Scramble, one of many obstacle course runs (OCR). I participated in the Miami event and let me tell you: It. Was. Awesome!! So awesome I'm doing multiple OCRs this year. I have been wanting to do one of these types of runs for sometime now, but haven't been able to find anyone to do it with. I think it intimidates everyone and these events can be super pricey! I ended up find a crazy good coupon on (now for only $35.

So this course was 6 miles of wicked terrain with 20+ obstacles. Now don't let the mileage discourage you. I went with my boyfriend and friend and they rarely, if ever, workout and they both completed it with no problem. The obstacles were a perfect mixture of some easy, like crawling under caution tape, to challenging, like rock wall climbing and a rope pull up a 90 degree wall, to difficult, like rope climb to ring a cowbell. The last one named, I just wasn't strong enough to do!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

To Monitor Fat Loss or Not?

So some of my coworkers entered a Body Transformation Challenge and they all had their body fat percentage taken in house (I chose not to participate in the challenge). They used calipers and many were complaining it wasn't performed correctly so everyone had skewed results. This challenge got me wondering what my own body fat percentage was. Then again, if it was high I didn't want to know! 

Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor
So I did some research using the googler. I came across a review for body fat analyzers on Click here to read it. I was looking for a handheld device and not a scale. The Omron HBF-306C Fat Loss Monitor was the first handheld one in this review list, ranked at #5. Now, this article was written in Feb. 2011 so I'm sure new things have come out since then.

This little device can store multiple user profiles and the cons were so minute I can't believe they bothered mentioning them. Here's what they were:
  • Must be consistent for good results
  • No scale but must enter weight value

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Welcome Fellow Fitness Fans!

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by... 

I've started this blog because if you're like me, you may want to know more about fitness gear, grub and grind :) I have been active my entire life, struggled with weight loss and gain, and changed up my eating habits more often than Katy Perry changes her hair style/color!! lol This is my opportunity to share with you the various fitness gadgets, awesome recipes, and workout routines, along with some tips and tricks. 

Now you might be wondering..."Why should I listen to her?" Well you don't have to! This is my perspective on things and I hope my reviews and ideas might be able to benefit you in some way. And if you have any feedback or questions, bring 'em on! I'd love to hear from you.

Just know, I am not a fitness/nutrition expert by any means, but I consider this my hobby or passion. I'm an avid gym-goer and take my health seriously, but I'm not that super-buff, 10% body fat, 6-pack abs chick we are all envious of. I consider myself to be like most people who fight the constant battle to live healthy while trying to enjoy indulgences! And note, I do NOT believe in any miracle pills or lose-20lbs-in-a-week scams! Everything takes time and dedication, and if you want to be successful in your journey, you MUST know this.

Aside from all of the above, I actually work in the nutrition industry professionally, for about five years now. Because of this, I learn all kinds of things I never knew before and want to share them with you. 

So each entry, I will cover either a gadget, food/recipe, or exercise that I feel like talking about. So be sure to come back and check it out!