Experiencing Toxic Masculinity at Planet Fitness

About a year ago, I shared a post I wrote about feeling the "male gaze" at my local Planet Fitness. I hadn't had any particularly bad occurrences since then, aside from the obvious stares. The other night, I had a very different, rattling experience that is messing with my outlook on toxic masculinity. Here's the … Continue reading Experiencing Toxic Masculinity at Planet Fitness

Workout Wednesday | August 29th – September 4th

Having fun with it; need to start a new cycle; worried about finding a gym in a new city/losing progress. Wednesday, August 29th 30 min HIIT arc trainer 1Arm DB chest press 4x8 | Heavy hammer bicep curls 4x6 | Tricep 90 degree elbow press 4x10 Tricep push up 4x6 | Overhead negative press 4x10 | … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | August 29th – September 4th

Workout Wednesday: August 15th – 21st

I've been really enjoying this round of workouts, and it's interesting to see how my body gets used to them so quickly. It's imperative to change it up all the time. I guess soreness isn't the only sign of progress, but feeling sore tends to make me feel like I'm going above and beyond. Wednesday, … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: August 15th – 21st

(Double!) Workout Wednesday: July 25th – August 7th

I wish I didn't have to wear a shirt at Planet Fitness. I actually don't know if I'm allowed to not wear one, but I'd rather ask for forgiveness rather than permission. I also had to take it way easy on the yoga vids because I bruised my hip and it's causing some major hip … Continue reading (Double!) Workout Wednesday: July 25th – August 7th

Workout Wednesday: July 18th – 24th

This was a big week for changing my strength training plan. I was excited to develop a new plan from my own history with weight lifting and all of the videos I've been watching on YouTube and Instagram. I tried to consistently continue the yoga and stretching, and I did miss one day. Missing one … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 18th – 24th

Workout Wednesday: July 11th – 17th

In addition to my daily, out-of-the-house intense workouts, I wanted to incorporate another active, but meditative activity into my daily routine. I decided I would start with a daily yoga video, but I knew I had to start small. I'm the kind of person who thinks they need to do everything all-in from the get-go. … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 11th – 17th

Workout Wednesday: July 4th-10th

I want to hold myself accountable and have regularly themed posts, so here one is! I will be sharing a workout summary of what I've done in the past week. Wednesday, July 4th This was my first day back in the gym after my road trip, so I was eager to get back into the … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 4th-10th