Exercise 101

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

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!

31 01, 2015

Friday 5: 5 Things I Learned the Hard Way About Dieting

By | January 31st, 2015|Friday 5, Strength Training|13 Comments

Five things I've learned about dieting, why it sucks, and why you should hang up your dieting habit.

27 01, 2015

Q&A Wednesday: Are They Jealous?

By | January 27th, 2015|Q&A Wednesday, Running|16 Comments

Q: My friends have yet to comment on my weight loss... could they be too embarrassed or jealous to comment on it?