What would get me up before 6 AM? The first thing that comes to mind is: catching a flight to a tropical beach. I’m not sure there’s much else for which I’d willingly get up that early.
When I told my friend Libba I’d work out with her at 6 AM at Dunwoody Baptist one morning I should have remembered that it is extremely difficult for me to get myself anywhere that early. … Read More »
by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection
My workout partner, Beth, is on a 10 day vacation and reminded me before she boarded an airplane that I needed to plan a different workout strategy while she’s gone, so that I don’t lose my fitness momentum. I’ve been talking to several “fit friends” about their fave gyms and am on a quest to try them all! … Read More »
So it’s been a few months since I wrote my last fitness blog entry. I continued to enjoy working out this summer with my oldest who was home from college. Much has happened since I last wrote though. UFC Gym Perimeter changed ownership and became Fitbox. Beth’s and my amazing trainer, Denise, moved on to Team Octopus in Sandy Springs. … Read More »
Gosh, I can’t believe that the last time I wrote a fitness blog entry was January! I’m still working out twice per week at UFC Gym with my trainer, Denise, and LOVING it! My extra pounds are coming off more slowly than I’d like because I feel the need to try every restaurant Lauren recommends….but I’m getting stronger and feeling great! … Read More »
I sit at my desk a lot. My neck hates me for it. My hubby is constantly reminding me to get up and move around to protect my back and neck. He’s right. I have no trouble focusing on work so could literally sit in the same position at my desk for hours on end…except for it kills my neck.… Read More »
10 Tips for Outside the Gym
Source: UFC Gym
- Be sure to drink a lot of water. A good guideline is at least 64 ounces a day, more if you’re working out.
- Eat slowly to slim down. Take your time and enjoy your meal, it will cause you to eat less.
- Eat 5-6 small meals a day.
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After each Christmas I start looking ahead to the new year. I’ve been thinking about goals relating to church, work, kids, home projects and this year in particular, I’ve been spending a lot of time pondering health and fitness goals. Beth and I are coming up on our two year anniversary of working out at UFC Gym. … Read More »
Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans. You know the ones that fit perfectly and make you feel awesome when you wear them? The ones you hold on to even when they don’t fit anymore because you keep hoping that someday you’ll be able to get those puppies over your thighs again. Mine are a pair of Joe’s Jeans that I bought about 10 years ago.… Read More »
I don’t really think of summer as swim suit season because I hardly ever wear one. My kids are old enough to go to the pool alone, heck one is a lifeguard! When I do go swimming, I don’t really mind that my suit is a tankini with a cute skirt rather than a bikini that requires a Brazilian wax. … Read More »
These gloves (my gloves) were drying out on my kitchen table. Boxing gloves are a foreign object in our home. Therefore, I heard these same two questions three times. (Once from each of the males living in my house as they entered the kitchen separately.)
- Q1) What are these? A1) Boxing gloves.
- Q2) Whose are they?
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When Denise (my fabulous UFC Gym Trainer) says “We’re going to do Tabata today” I’m never sure whether to laugh or cry.
Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes. … Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.… Read More »
Fat Darrell works at UFC Gym-Perimeter. Okay, so Fat Darrell isn’t so fat at all. In fact, he’s in awesome shape. He told me recently that he’d give me a sandwich recipe for our “recipe of the week”. I was thinking it was probably a cucumber sandwich on rice cakes with protein powder or something gross like that. … Read More »
written by Beth Dubsky (Audra’s workout BFF)
I am a practicing Catholic. (Don’t worry. I will not be talking about religion.) As a practicing Catholic I am obligated to go to mass on the weekend. Now, the Catholic Church makes this pretty easy for me by offering six different times that I can attend mass from Saturday evening to Sunday evening.… Read More »
One year ago I would have never been able to figure out what this acronym stands for:
It only took about 5 seconds though and the answer popped into my head….
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Beth and I haven’t practiced any Jiu-Jitsu but we seem to arrive before, after and sometimes during Jiu-Jitsu lessons and it looks very intense but fun. … Read More »
Beth and I are in our 11th month of training at UFC Gym and are still going strong. One year ago I would have NEVER DREAMED of working out during the holidays. I’d be too busy eating yummy food and planning my new year’s resolution to get in shape the next year. I did this for many years and am so thankful to report that I stuck with it during 2016 and feel better and younger than I have in years! … Read More »