Thursday, June 20, 2013

F.A.(F.)Q's: Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

Happy Thursday! We are over the hump! Let's all take a minute to break dance to this:

See, now don't you feel better? :)

After my last flavored water experiment, I tried making lemon-lime water this week. My husband was a bigger fan of this one than the cucumber mint.

Also, just this morning, I noticed that our neighbors FINALLY cut down the hay in the pasture behind our house. It's been fun watching them bale it over the course of the day!

Step 1: Mow it down

Step 2: Roll it up

Speaking of FINALLY, Wes and I finally got rolling on our plan to landscape the front walkway. When we moved in, we noticed that we had an overgrowth of this stuff:

Myrtle spurge. Heh. Funny name, not so hilarious INVASIVE species. They should call it Zombie Spurge because not only is this stuff impossible to kill but it spreads its INFECTION everywhere! I'm pulling up little sprouts of this stuff constantly. Fun fact: this plant is (ironically) illegal in Colorado.

Basically the spurge took over and murdered everything in our front walkway. So we had to go in and do some recon.

Dug everything up!

Landscaping plans. Love my mad drawing skills? :)

I think we can do it. Ugh, landscaping/gardening is one of those things I'm just not very good at. With home ownership, I'm learning. It just takes me a while to get the hang of it. And a lot of Googling for answers!

Yes, on to the answers to today's FA(F)Q's!

I started this blog back in 2010 as a way to connect with group fitness participants and fitness friends. I also wanted to use this blog as a place to answer frequently asked questions from fitness peeps. Here's a round-up of favorite posts that answer the most common fitness queries! Mind you, some of these posts are two years old, so I plan to write updated versions soon.


Q: Laura, how do I work [insert body part here]?

A: Best Moves For Your "Pooch"

"Magic 12" Workout

Best Moves for Muffin Tops, Love Handles (Obliques)

(Pssst...also coming at ya in a post soon: Best moves for "ham hocks" (outer/inner thighs) and the "Scientific 7-Minute Workout")

Q: What do you think about [insert diet plan here]?

A: Magic, Diets, and Magic Diets

My thoughts on Dr. Oz's diet advice/plan

Q: Let's talk more food. Should I only eat organic foods? Are they better?

A: Eating Organic? Eating Local?

Q: I'm going on vacation! So sad to miss my workouts but so happy to eat me some McDonald's!

A: Staying Fit While Traveling

Q: Laura, you're so totally cool! How do I become a group fitness instructor like you?

A: How to become a group fitness instructor

Q: What kind of shoes should I get for [insert activity here]?

A: Sole Mates Pt. 1

Sole Mates Pt. 2

Sole Mates Pt. 3

(Super sneaky peek of what's to come next week: I'm gonna be talking about the best shoes to wear for dance fitness and weight training)

Q: What about protein? Should I stick to bro-tein shakes?

A: Walk This Whey

Q: I love your Strong class, but I don't want to get "bulky." What should I do?

A: Pump it: 7 Myths about women and weights

Q: Okay, tell me a secret about fitness. Spill it sista!

A: Five Personal Trainer Secrets

Q: What is the meaning of life?

A: Love yourself and love others and eat some damn cake once in a while! :)

Now I have a question for YOU: What is your theory of the "meaning of life"?

If you EVER have any fitness questions I haven't answered on here, send them my way or post them as a comment!

1 comment:

  1. The meaning of life? Now that's a loaded question! I believe it would be different for everyone. The big thing is to live. Live how you want to live, not how society thinks you should live. Don't let anyone or anything get in the way of what you want. Say what you want to say. Do what you want to do. Life is short! Have fun and enjoy it! Try new things, adventures! Don't stay around the people that bring you down. Tell people that are close to you how much they mean to you. You may not get the chance.