Category: Work Out Wednesday

Rocks in that jelly!

November 15, 2016




Fat loss is such a pain in the ass. I have tackled this issue head on and hired some help for the process. At this point in involves weekly measurments with calipers – oh joy. I tend to make small jokes while this delightful process is on the go. Today while the calipers were clasped on my ample belly I made a seasonal joke that it shook like a bowl full of jelly. The quick retort fro the woman wielding the hot dog tongs with teeth was; “only if the bowl of jelly has rocks in it, there is some serious muscle in there!”

So while my ego is generally not pleased with the whole fatty mess.. it did get a happy little pat.





Legions have stood at the precipice

January 21, 2015

I sit here in front of my computer a defeated woman. Sweaty, bruised and still trying to catch my breath. What could of possibly put me in this level of distress?

Shopping for a new sports bra.

I kid you not. Sports bra shopping no matter what your fitness level possesses the ability to bring you shaking to your knees begging forgiveness for whatever evil deed you did that made karma come around and kick in you in the ass while half naked and in a store dressing room. Sport bra shopping can cause a humiliation that will stay with you until your last days. The only solace you can take is knowing that you are not alone. Legions of sporty woman have gone before you and many have stood at the precipice as I did today.. wondering …



It starts innocently enough as you pick out your favourites, if you are of an ample bust size it does feel more like you are shopping for a straight jacket, you head into the change room, strip down and begin the dance.

Too tight, too small, weirdly uneven, uniboob, too big, this could be a hat, do I have it on backwards, how do I get this on?

Until that single moment you know you are in trouble.

Sweaty, out of breath and trembling you stand half naked in a sports bra that you managed to get on, but now refuses to come off. The bonus is that all this happens in a 365 degree mirrored room. #noescape

This was me not that long ago in a change room at The Bay. If you had been in the room next to me you may have wondered if a wounded animal had snuck in and was living it’s last moments under the wonderful glare of change room lights.

I was moments away from firing off a flare of distress to get the ladies at the till to come in with the jaws of life when suddenly with a pop and a swoosh it was off. I am still not sure what worked, it might have been when my elbow and shoulder dislocated that I was finally set free.

La sigh.. if only it wasn’t so necessary! Just how necessary? Check out the “Bounce-O-Meter from ShockAbsorber. It illustrates very well just how much a role a bra can play in your work out.

Advice: Go here. BOUNCE-O-METER (Yup you read that right) Good luck and God speed. Remember if you do need to call for help; hold your head and your girls high, sometimes it’s tough to keep those ladies in check!

Join me getting sweaty at Aspire Health and Performance! Stop Working Out. Start Training.

14/365 is not an acceptable score on an exam, it shouldn’t be for your health

January 14, 2015

How are you doing with your New Year Resolution?

Six of the top 15 resolutions are health-related which include to stop drinking, eat healthier, stop smoking, improve overall health, exercise more and lose weight.

“Experts” tell us that by January 14th many of our resolutions will be gone. *POOF* back to habits and lost in routines that are hard to change in the hectic lives we lead.

That is a tough statistic.

Here we are at January 14th.

I have set some health goals for 2015 and I can feel the pull of old habits and routines calling my name, so I reached out for some help (for all of us) I asked Andrew LoCurto who is training me out of Aspire Health and Performance for a little motivation to keep us all on track. Here is what he said:

“For all of those out there thinking about adjusting their timetable to eliminate or change their training routine. Stop!!! Things always get hard before they get easier, training is no different. At one point, this meant something to you, find that someone or emotion that had you fired up January 1st, rekindle that passion and keep the routine. The first two weeks is your body just getting used to the new you! 14/365 is not an acceptable score on an exam, it shouldn’t be for your health.” 

Take a moment and let that sink in. 


I will be repeating that in the back of my head more than once! Perhaps it will help keep you on track as well. 2015 can be the year we hit all our goals, let’s do this!

If you are interested in finding out more about where I train just check out Aspire Health and Performance! You can also find them on FB — HERE 🙂 See you soon!