How Much Effort is Necessary to Keep Making Progress?

I’m kinda shitty at following programming. Don’t get me wrong–I do my lifts. I’m “consistent,” if you define that as doing something most days I plan to do it. But I’m frequently changing up what’s on the page or deviating from it. Sometimes, it’s about honoring my energetic boundaries. Sometimes my mental health–managing depression, PTSDContinue reading “How Much Effort is Necessary to Keep Making Progress?”

What I’ve Learned About Fitness After Hysterectomy (and Other Major Surgeries)

It’s been about 2 years since my hysterectomy. And in a lot of ways, I’m “back to my old self.” Most of the time, in most ways, I’m now able to do pretty much whatever I want to do in the gym. However, I’ve learned a lot from the ups and downs along the way,Continue reading “What I’ve Learned About Fitness After Hysterectomy (and Other Major Surgeries)”

Respecting Our Energetic Boundaries

I think most people who meet me think of me as an energetic, go-getter kind of person. And I can be. I can also be chronically exhausted and feel wrung out for weeks at a time. We all have energetic boundaries; there are times when we are able to push through the discomfort and getContinue reading “Respecting Our Energetic Boundaries”

Returning to Running After Hysterectomy

This is the third reblog looking back at my experiences maintaining and rebuilding my fitness after hysterectomy. You can find post one here and two here. This third installment was about returning to running, which I actually found to be a longer recovery than returning to lifting. I didn’t develop a really consistent running practiceContinue reading “Returning to Running After Hysterectomy”

Returning to Lifting After Hysterectomy

Last week, I shared what I’d learned about easing back into training after hysterectomy. This next post was written as a 10-week post-operative update on returning to lifting. It is now nearly 10 weeks after my complete, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and I figure it’s about time for an update on my progress! When I last wrote,Continue reading “Returning to Lifting After Hysterectomy”

Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy

I have had to adapt my training to many setbacks–in particular, since I began training, I’ve undergone several major surgeries that required general anesthesia and months (or years) of recovery. One of the most recent examples was having a hysterectomy a few years ago. Below, you will find a blog post that I wrote forContinue reading “Keeping Fit While Healing from Hysterectomy”

“The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises

Wow! It’s hard for me to overstate how much I loved this episode with Jeff and Nick from the 3DMJ crew! Every time they said something and I found myself thinking, “what about X?” or “just like Y!” then they would go and make the point I had just been thinking. This episode is onContinue reading ““The body adapts” 3DMJ Podcast No. 181: How to Select Your Ideal Exercises”