What’s Your Hurdle Moment?

Quote of the Day: “Challenge is inevitable. Growth is optional.” I’ve spent a lot of time walking and driving around my neighborhood during this pandemic. Listening to music is great, but can sometimes get really repetitive… plus I can’t sing on my walks (well, I guess I could, but I would be that person singing out loud). I’ve found that listening to a podcast is a way better use of my time. Podcasts can be inspiring, motivating, and educational… if you choose the right ones. I recently came across a podcast called Hurdle with Emily Abbate. How did I come across this podcast? Well, I was out for a…

Quick & Effective Workout Circuit

Quote of the Day: “Aim for progress, not perfection.” When I first started working out, I had no clue what to do. I would step foot in the gym, but not really do anything except run on the treadmill or do the elliptical. My mom then advised me with some easy, quick, and effective workouts to do to gain some strength and work my whole body. She told me to pick exercises that target your legs, arms, core, and heart and create a circuit out of it. So I did that. Ever since then, I would create random circuits that were really effective. Today, I’m going…

Workout: Core Exercises

Quote of the Day: “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” It’s been awhile, but I’m back and very ready to start blogging again. Sometimes things just happen in life and you need to take a step back, yeah know? Well, yeah that’s what I was doing and I was just feeling really uninspired and lacking drive and creativity, but I think I’m over that little bump. So it has been about a month now of shelter-in-place and the only thing I feel like I’ve accomplished is working out everyday. With all my working out, I thought, why not share some of my…

Interviewing into the Real World: Drew

Quote of the day: “Self-care is not an expense, it’s an investment.” I’m back with another interview! Today I am interviewing a very special person, Drew. Drew is very into health and fitness and has some great stories and tips to share! Let’s dive right into it. 1. Introduce Yourself (school, major, job, etc.) Hi! My name is Drew, and I’m a senior attending University of Oregon. I’m studying Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry. If all goes according to plan I’ll have my degree in a few months… I didn’t work throughout college (except during the summer), but over this past winter term I…

MNTStudio Pilates Review

Quote of the Day: “If it burns, you’re getting closer.” About a month or so ago I posted a review on CorePower and described my experience with it. If I’m being completely honest, I have not gone back since then because I didn’t love it enough to spend the money. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts on a different type of exercise that I’ve been trying: pilates. So what exactly is pilates? Is it similar to yoga? Will I see results? Is it really easy? These were all questions I had prior to trying it out because I genuinely had no clue what it was and how it…