Friday, July 27, 2012

Another New Chapter

Warning: Nervous Post Ahead.  You've been warned.

I'm starting to believe that from age 20-29 (not that I've reached 29) individuals are at the point in their lives where life is starting to come together, or you begin TRYING to make life come together.  Is this too deep or philosophical? Maybe.  But I truly believe that this is a time in my life where I am learning more about myself, and the world, and people in general.  In my attempt to continue on my path to mental and physical fitness, I have done research (at length) and will now prepare for my first yoga class.

I've done the research.  I've seen the yoga bodies.  I've peered into the yoga studio windows enough to know that this is something I NEED to try.  

I'm not going to lie- I'm nervous.  I'm scared.  Can you fall in yoga?  Does that happen?  What's acceptable and what's not?  Am I going to be able to do a headstand?  I could go on for hours...

Maybe this is premature, and maybe by next week I'll have answers to these questions.  Please feel free to comment and share you experience.  I would love to hear about it. :)

P.S.  I'm not related to Jimmy Fallon.  I get that question quite a bit these days.  I WISH.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My body amazes me.  Check out this article by Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta from Metabolic Effect and you'll feel the same:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Visit My Friends!

TGIF is right folks!  It's a beautiful day and the weekend is almost here.  Who has big plans?  Feel free to comment and start a discussion on my blog- that's what I'm here for. :)

Speaking of blogs, make sure to take a look at my guest blog article on Breathe Denver's blog! You can find the article here:
Let me know what you think!

Enjoy the weekend.  Stay safe!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Run Sprint for your Life!!!”

I would go ahead and say that promising to blog every day was biting off maybe a little more than I could chew.  I’m sorry to have let you all down (and hopefully, you weren’t TOO let down) for not updating this as frequently as I had hoped.  Let me re-commit to my blog readers- I will blog as OFTEN as I possibly can.  You may see a guest blogger pop up here and there (hey, I have friends too!) but just know that my little spot on the internet isn’t dead J

ANYWAY- I am working with a trainer to try and better my physical fitness.  It’s hard going about it on your own and I figured a trainer knows best when it comes to proper exercises, nutrition and all around physical health.  It’s pretty cool and I’m jazzed about the whole experience.  That was, until I was introduced to sprinting.

According to springing is “The purest, most powerful physique-shaper in an athlete’s arsenal!”  Not that is my go-to site, but I figured I would do a little research regarding my grueling workout.

I’ll go through the basics…because I am NOT a certified trainer or any sort of authority whatsoever.  From my session with the trainer I found out a few key items about sprinting.

1.     ALWAYS do a warm up.  You can’t just sprint and think that you’re all set.  You’ll hurt yourself.  I’m pretty sure I almost pulled my groin muscle.  It wasn’t pretty.
2.     Start off with a few sprints going 60%.  I guess this is part of the warm-up but really give yourself time to ramp up to 100%.
3.     Pretend that a bad guy is after you.  It will make you sprint faster- I swear J

All in all, my session turned out to be great.  Once I got past the initial huffing and puffing and vomiting feelings, I was able to really appreciate the workout I had given my body in small amount of time.  I think that’s what makes sprinting so popular.  You can accomplish a lot without spending an hour on the treadmill.  Four to Six quality sprints will get your heart racing and blood pumping!

P.S.  Check out my guest blog post over at!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Hello Everyone!

Happy Thursday!  I'm feeling very refreshed and enjoying the day.  Yesterday, I went to spinning class and sweat out any stress, negative feelings, nerves I may have built up throughout the course of the work week.  Spinning really is a release for me.  I feel so empowered once I finish an hour on the bike....although it takes me a while to get to that point.  Typically my train of thought is as follows when I start a class:

00:01: Awesome, I love spinning.  This is great.  I love this.

00:10: Still awesome, I love spinning, love the warm-up. Feeling good.

00:15: Hmm did they tighten the tension on these bikes or what?  This is harder than I remember.

00:20: Maybe I should head out early, I do have lots to do at work.  This is getting so hard.

00:25: Alright, I'm going to leave, I'm exhausted.

00:30: Don't be stupid, finish the hour....

Pre-Class Sneak Peak
So, it takes me until the half-hour mark to really get into my spinning class, but it's totally worth it in the end.  I have been researching all sorts of health related topics in the past few months.  Spinning is not only a release of tension and stress, but it burns TONs of calories.  

What do you do to release stress?  Does your physical health directly impact your mental health?  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The most wonderful thing just happend to me- and I'd like to share it with all of you!

Recently, I was on a long road-trip and had to stop at a gas station to use the restroom (not ideal, TRUST me.)  When I was in the ladies room I noticed a wallet, full of cash, credit cards and two different ID cards.  I was shocked.  There was at least $150.00 dollars in this wallet and all I could think was how terrible this person who lost the wallet must feel.  It was a her mid-twenties, who must have left by accident.

Now if she is anything like me, or most of us mid-twenty'ers, $150.00 is a lot to lose.  It's at least half of a car payment and it is painful for me to think of losing that much cash.

Long story short, I snail-mailed her wallet right back and hoped that I sent it to the correct person.  Just today I received a package in the mail with a bag of awesome looking coffee and a wonderful little note.  The note read:


I cannot thank you enough for sending me this wallet.  I was frantic and figured it was gone for good.  You have thoroughly restored my faith in humanity.  Enjoy the coffee!!"

The sense of emotional joy that came when I read that note was amazing.  It's surprising how many of my friends told me to take the cash and run, but I truly feel emotionally complete by helping this girl out.  Would this be considered "emotionally-fit?" I would say so...

Would you have returned the wallet?  Feel free to comment below!

Happy Tuesday Everyone....orrr...hopefully everyone!  I'm trying to keep my personal goal of posting on my blog at least once a day (feel free to make sure I stick to this goal by shooting me an e-mail if you see that I've been lazy!).  

It is a beautiful day today and I am feeling great.  In an attempt to lose weight and feel better physically, I've started to cut sugar out of my diet. I know that sugar leads to weight gain (or so I've been told) and I'm really trying to keep my body lean.  It's amazing to me how something as innocent as sugar can really take it's toll on our bodies...

For all of you who have attempted going sugar-free, what was your biggest challenge?  Is anyone else struggling with black coffee like I am?  Reach out!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hi Everyone!  My name is Carolyn and let me introduce you to my new blog! I've decided in this chapter of my life (hello mid-20's!) I need to take charge of my health and fitness.  I hope to reach out to others who may have similar goals.  Our bodies are our temples- why not make them the best they can be...mentally, physically and emotionally.  

Personally, I think it starts to become scary as we get older.  College is over for some of us and we are starting our lives as real, living, breathing adults!  These past few years since graduation have been up and down and I hope to provide more insight throughout my blog.  My personal goal from this point forward, is to live a healthy, happy lifestyle...and you are here to witness it!  

I would love to hear from some of you regarding your ideas, concerns, questions, insights to living healthy and happy.  PLEASE feel free to reach out...

twitter: @CarolynFallon