• Fitness,  Health,  Life

    What College Running Did to My Body Image

    While my experience was as a female collegiate runner, everyone faces different external standards, that often become internal standards, as to what their body should look like. I’m sharing my story in hopes to create greater awareness around what messages we promote, and inspire change in both the world of athletics and as a culture overall.  Bliss I never had any issues with my body growing up. I hardly noticed it honestly. It was just my body and it let me do a lot of fun things. Even in high school, though I probably didn’t eat the healthiest and was slightly heavier than I am now, I was really active and never wasted…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Life,  Travel

    #DELTAPROUD in Boston

    I just came back from our annual Global Sales Conference in Boston last week and it reminded me about how much I love the people I work with and being able to connect with my big Delta family! There were definitely some great speakers and events, but I think I enjoyed just talking (and dancing haha) with everyone the most 🙂 As always on my travels, I try to seek out (1) good and (mostly;) healthy gluten-free food, (2) a great workout – whether outside or at a local gym, and (3) new experiences or sites in the city I’m visiting! This was my first time in Boston city proper…

  • Fitness

    28: Work. It. Out.

    I’ve realized it’s finally time for me to get back to sharing what I love! No better way to kick off a new year with a workout and long overdue blog post 🙂 Cheers to 28 and the adventures to come! This was something not too taxing, since I’ve been a little tired from traveling, but left me sweating and happy 🙂 5/21/15 – Bday Workout  10 min run to Piedmont Park 3 sets of: Walking lunges x 15 each leg (bodyweight – “bw”) Push-ups x 15 5 sets of: Broad jump (i.e. standing long jump) x 10 Bounding (i.e. skips for distance) x 15 ea “Sprint” x ~50m {20…

  • Fitness

    Today’s Tabata!

    I wanted to get in a little cardio this morning, that got my heart rate up, but wasn’t too taxing on my legs (trying to let them recover between leg lifting days!). So I decided on a tabata workout with a couple hill sprints built in. Here it is: 3 sets of: 10 exercises (below) x 20 sec on, 10 sec rest (5 min total) + 2 x ~200m hills Jump rope Mountain climbers Mountain jacks Burpees Jumping jacks High knees Tuck jumps Lateral ski jumps Plank frog jumps (feet to outside of hands) Plank tuck jumps (feet to inside of hands) ***Keep your core tight and engaged for all exercises!! And…

  • Fitness

    Fitness Lessons Learned

    Sometimes less is more. I’ve been dealing with some nagging running injuries (mostly high hamstring tendinitis/tendinopathy, which I will share about soon), so I have backed off my exercise quite a bit from what I used to do. But I honestly feel so much stronger, leaner and better overall since doing so. I used to beat my body up with a lot of high-intensity workouts, group fitness classes, long cardio, frequent two-a-days, and not enough rest. I liked the adrenaline rush, a good sweat and seeing all the friends I’ve made working out different places. But then I got burnt out. I also I felt like I wasn’t realizing all the gains…