While I usually have an "all out" challenge workout planned for the weekend, during the week I usually don't have quite as much time--or I might be traveling. Here's a couple of very recent examples--both with a descending ladder . The weekend travel example is bodyweight only, it was part of my recent long weekend in Chicago wrapped around a Monday AI event hosted at a very … [Read more...] about Something Fast: Descending Ladders – a Weekday Workout & a Bodyweight Travel Workout
The schedule has been over the top lately, but that's no excuse. So, I've made a few changes to my routine. If I've gotten enough rest (which has become a bigger priority), I'd do at least one, and sometimes two *nearly* all-out sessions. Since I was in Detroit early this week (where we somehow managed to walk between 6-7 miles each day), I had to make sure this workout was a … [Read more...] about Weird Weekend Challenge Workout
First, please understand that I have been enjoying Click and Grow Smart Gardens for now a little over two years! In that time, I've managed to grow all of the fresh herbs and most of my own salad greens. As we all know, there's this phenomenon when buying cilantro and other delicate fresh herbs - we use as much as the dish(es) call for and then the rest of it magically turns … [Read more...] about Product Review: Click and Grow Smart Garden 27
Finally... the secret fool-proof method to delicious cauliflower rice! Sure, it's nice and fast on the stove top, and you may or may not have tried microwaving it... but before learning the secret (baking it) I had always been a little disappointed with cauliflower rice at home. Let's change all that - and right in time for the holidays too! Somewhat recently I was on a work … [Read more...] about The Best Baked Cauliflower Rice!
This is a nice one if you already know what you're doing with kettlebells and want to review a lot of the basic moves - you're short on time... Start with your favorite basic Joint Mobility Warmup* The video at the end of this post has the most basic one that most of you who have trained with me in real life will recognize! If you do have more time, consider checking out the … [Read more...] about Quick – Everything Kettlebell Workout
It's been a while since we've had a great question come through the Ask GiryaGirl form! And this is a really good one. Slightly edited to make it a bit more universal--so, hopefully useful to you! Today's question is a struggle that a lot of people have--everyone, but especially motivated and experienced fitness enthusiasts. There's really SO many great programs to follow … [Read more...] about Ask GiryaGirl: Convict Conditioning vs Get Strong – Which Calisthenics Program Should I Follow?
For some of us who tend to be high energy, it's tough to take a break, even just a de-load week (or two). But it's also hard to come back. This time I chose a "little bit each day" approach that made sense for my level before the break. And it worked. Since I'd kind of been overdoing it before taking time off, I wanted to make sure not to come back full tilt. Before the break I … [Read more...] about A Ramp Up Week – A 5 Day Workout Restart
If you follow me on social media, you know I'm a huge fan of Fré Skincare. A few years ago, they reached out to me to see if I would want to try one of their products. After reading about the company and their focus, I was excited to give it a go. Amusingly, the Detox Me mask was the first product I tried from them, and ever since it has been one of my absolute favorites. As … [Read more...] about Product Review: Fré Skincare “Detox Me” Post-Workout Mask
Madness indeed - being in NC means that March Madness is the tune of the moment. But, this workout has a madness all its own. The first few rounds give you a challenge but as is my style of workout design, it also may inspire a false sense of security. While the battle rope throw reps go down... the burpees come up. Or burps if you've overdone it hydration wise at this point … [Read more...] about Madness Descends – A Circuit Workout for Kettlebell and Battling Rope
One of the most consistent sources of joy over the past year has been tending, observing, and consuming the little harvests from my growing collection of Click and Grow indoor smart gardens. What is Indoor Gardening / Hydroponics? In the course of learning about how to best care for the plants and the smart gardens, I've accidentally on purpose gotten curious about … [Read more...] about A Year of Click and Grow Indoor Gardening