Fitness Category Archives

Does the Diet Industry Meet Your Expectations?

I’m writing this on the night of Monday, August 21st, 2017. The day of this century’s “Great American Eclipse”. And, I gotta admit… I din’t think it really lived up to all the hype I kept hearing. “The first time in a Century!” “Nationwide viewing!” “A Total Eclipse!” I was expecting this grandiose, blackout-like experience. I was even having dreams about what it would look …

I Lost 15 Pounds… Why it Matters. Why it Doesn’t. What’s Next?

Over the past year and a half, I have (unintentionally) lost about 15 lbs. I know you may be thinking, “Tessie, forget the why it matters, why it doesn’t… tell my How?” Which is exactly why I’m writing this. No, not to teach you how to lose weight, or tell you that you need to, even if you think you do… Strike that – Especially …

Modified CrossFit Workout – You Can Do This!

#Confession: I went From Competitor to Comfortable… and I’m totally ok with it! Within a span of 2 years, I’ve been on my own fitness journey from competing at the CrossFit Games SoCal Regionals… to doing more yoga, running, and HIIT training classes like Orange Theory, Burn60 and Rise Nation Versa-climber classes.   The Competitor One of my mentors put it this way… the 20-year-old, …