Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Once an Athlete...

Always an Athlete? 

Well, yes. Kind of. I played sports throughout high school and college and have been an on and off member of various gyms over the years. I have tended to be one of those all or nothing types where I'm either working out out for 90 minutes 5 days a week or I'm not going at all. Over the past year or so, I've found a sort of once or twice a week, a run here, a fitness class there, so I thought I was doing ok.

Except somewhere along the way, I confused myself with an 18 year old male varsity basketball player with an appetite to match. 

Sadly, I didn't get the matching metabolism.

To erase the effects of my episodic mistaken identity, I joined a new-ish place called OrangeTheory Fitness

It's an hour long interval training workout designed to get your heart rate up, help you burn up to 700 calories, and keep metabolism high so that even after the workout is over, your body burns 400-500 extra calories over the next 24-36 hrs. 

Now, the first session was brutal! I'm talking brutal as in drenched in sweat within 10 minutes, shaking, grunting, praying to heaven I survive. Frankly, it's nuts. And it works. So far, I have been to 10 sessions, and the changes are already taking effect. 

I'll be tracking my progress here, photos and all over the next few weeks. I hope you'll check back and even share your story as well!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Why wouldn't I?

Punchy Glam on the Court

If you are going to play tennis (or do anything for that matter), you may as well look and feel good while you're doing it.

Come to think of it, that goes for just about any activity. Even if you don't feel good, you have an advantage in knowing that you at least look like you feel good.

I love when I'm able to find the perfect cross between form and function. Looks good on and does the job. For me, this outfit nails it, even when I don't play my best. So why wouldn't I wear this, even if everyone else is in t-shirts and shorts? I can't think of a reason.

Real life pics to come soon!