Exercise 101

Understanding the pure basics of exercise and how to develop more physically fit bodies!

22 05, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: All About Foam Rolling #foamrollin

By | May 22nd, 2015|Exercise 101, Q&A Wednesday|6 Comments

Q: Hey Erika, I’ve seen people at my gym using foam rollers all over the place. What exactly is their primary function? Is it stretching?

19 05, 2015

“Now That You’re Pregnant, Do You Feel Like You Lost That Weight For Nothing?”

By | May 19th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, My Journey, Strength Training|8 Comments

Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.

15 05, 2015

True or False: There’s No Difference Between a Waist Trainer and Pregnancy

By | May 15th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Debunking The Myths, Exercise 101|7 Comments

'There's actually validity to the claim that pregnancy is comparable to waist training.' True or False?

13 05, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Protecting Your Knees During Training

By | May 13th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|15 Comments

Q: can you suggest any leg strengthening exercises that won’t hurt my knees? Any suggestions (other than lose weight) on how to save/strengthen my knees?

20 04, 2015

Cardio Panic: Understanding Your Breath During Exercise

By | April 20th, 2015|Exercise 101, Running|0 Comments

All about how cheetahs and gazelles can teach you why breathing properly when you train is a life-or-death matter.

1 04, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Does Healthy Living Ever Become Fun?

By | April 1st, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|5 Comments

Q: Erika, I have to admit, I am miserable! I hate this! Can I have my social life back? Or does this ever become fun?

28 03, 2015

5 Reasons Women Don’t Bulk Up in Strength Training

By | March 28th, 2015|Exercise 101, Friday 5, Strength Training|2 Comments

No, you're not going to go into the gym, lift a few fifteens, go home, and then wake up looking like Macho Man Randy Savage. And here are five reasons why.

27 03, 2015

5 Things I Learned From Practicing Yoga

By | March 27th, 2015|Exercise 101, Friday 5, Work It Out!|42 Comments

Five - maybe six - things that I've learned from committing to a daily yoga practice.

27 03, 2015

3 Simple Tips to Help You #MakeYourMove to Post-Partum Fitness

By | March 27th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, Exercise 101, Running, Strength Training|0 Comments

So, ever since I started talking about #babysprout, lots of people have hit me on the side asking if I have any idea what my post-delivery fitness plan is going to look like. I mean, first and foremost, the answer will be sleep! Even more...sleeping on my belly! I'm a stomach sleeper, and sleeping on [...]

20 03, 2015

5 Reasons Your Body Fat Percentage is More Important Than Your Weight

By | March 20th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Fat Loss, Friday 5, Strength Training|13 Comments

Why you need to be all about your body fat percentage. Like, right now. Toss the scale out the window, then come read this.

18 03, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: I Want to Lose Weight…NOT Work Out!

By | March 18th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|5 Comments

Q: I should be able to get to and maintain a healthy weight without all the exercising shenanigans. Right? My answer, inside.

11 03, 2015

The 5 Components of a #ScaleFreeSummer: Consistency and Commitment

By | March 11th, 2015|#ScaleFreeSummer, Running|7 Comments

"my ability to see progress on the scale is in direct correlation with my ability to remain consistent..."

6 03, 2015

Sound Off: Does the Weight Room Frighten You?

By | March 6th, 2015|BGG2WL, Strength Training|2 Comments

What are your experiences like in the weight room? Do you experience fear? Are you the Alpha Dog?

28 02, 2015

Sports Bras: The Ultimate Guide to Ta-Ta Protection

By | February 28th, 2015|Fit Gear Reviews, Running, Strength Training|4 Comments

How to choose the right sports bra, the proper fit, shopping for plus sizes, breastfeeding, and how to care for it once you've got it!

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What’s On Your Running Playlist?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|34 Comments

Q: Do you have a go-to work-out playlist?

26 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Where Do I Begin?

By | February 26th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running, Strength Training|31 Comments

Q: Can you give me the brief step-by-step of how you got started?

12 02, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: What Is High Intensity Interval Training?

By | February 12th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Strength Training|10 Comments

Q: What is high intensity interval training (HIIT)? A: It is... gloriousness in the form of 60 seconds (or more... or less) of struggle.

12 02, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why Adopting A Dog Will Keep You Fit

By | February 12th, 2015|Friday 5, Running|22 Comments

The story of my dogs, and how adding your own might help you stay both mentally and physically fit.

6 02, 2015

5 Things I Learned While Running 10 Miles

By | February 6th, 2015|Exercise 101, My Journey, Running|94 Comments

5 simple little things I learned from running my longest distance to-date.

6 02, 2015

Calling All My BGG2WL Fit Chicks!

By | February 6th, 2015|Fit Chick Watch, Running|13 Comments

Send me your photos of you, mid-workout and in action, today!