Category «weight lifting»

A fresh prospective & gymtasticness.

I love how a new day can give you fresh prospective, make you feel better, and come to your senses again. I woke up on Thursday feeling a lot better after the whole DC Nike Half pity party I threw for myself the night before. There was just a lot of awesomeness going around: I …

Who’s afraid of the big, bad gym? Not me, not me!

I should be in bed right now, but I had to blog about my first workout session in a gym! EVER. Right–I know what some of you are thinking…she’s a trainer and has never worked out in a gym?! That’s right. Nope–I sure haven’t.  And you wouldn’t be alone with that same questioning thought. One …

An Open Letter to my Lovehandles

Dear Lovehandles, I don’t know how to say this, but Look, we need to talk. I can’t do this anymore. I know we’ve been attached for a long time now…what’s it been, 25 years…but I need out. I need my separation from you. Not for a few weeks, months, or years. For life. For the …

Suck It Up September.

Hello September! I am so happy it is a new month. Even more excited that it’s the unofficial start of Autumn. I’m not a summer person at all and cannot wait for the cool, crispness in the air, the leaves changing colors, the woodsy smells, and the running on the trails without the icky, sticky, …

Randomness Before a Road Trip.

I should be packing for an upcoming road trip for a wedding, but here I sit typing away! You’re all much more fun to type talk to then packing is anyhow. 🙂 So let that serve as notice as well–I don’t have too much internet access on these road trips, but rest assured, I’ll write …

Planning, committing, making it happen. Go!

Goodness! By the looks of my last few posts you’d think all I’ve been doing was conjuring up my inner kitchen goddess, Chef Cherie, and cooking and eating. Though it may seem like that, I have been doing a lot more! Once I got back to town after visiting Daddy {he’s about to get out …

You pity my running speed. I don’t.

I am now a half marathoner. Unofficially. Actually, it’s not “unofficial” to me. It wasn’t a nationally or regionally or locally known half marathon. It was my own. Let’s call it the “Cherie Woke Up On Friday And Decided To Run 13.1 Miles On The Bolin Creek Trail To See If She Could Half Marathon.” …

Second Half of 2012…We Need To Talk.

Six months ago, I decided that 2012 was the year to #makeitcount. and on a sassier note that… Well, I certainly feel that I made good on that. I ran my first race, became a FitFluential Ambassador, hit some major weight loss milestones, and  inspired a bunch of friends {who are killin’ it!} to get …

Confession: I Hulk out when I can’t run.

What’s that I was saying about running plans? Yeah, sometimes sh*t just happens & you have to deal with it. I made a deal with myself never to skip a run just because I’m tired. It’s like, “Oh, you’re tired, Cherie? Oh WAAAAH. Cry yourself a river. You work part-time, you have no kids, and …

Half marathon training begins now!

While training for my first 5K, I had a set schedule for how many miles I needed to run every week. Once the race was over, it was as though I was a complete newbie again wondering how many miles I should run each week, how many miles would keep me fit, how many miles …