Being out of shape and overweight can be stigmatizing. You’re reminded of it each day when you look in the mirror and put on clothes. Television and magazines pound unattainable images of good-looking fit people into our minds multiple times throughout the day. It’s no wonder it takes such a big mental and emotional toll on us. When these images end up being our ideal, we have created a mountain that cannot be climbed.
It’s springtime. Time for flowers, rain, NCAA March Madness and, in CrossFit circles, time for the CrossFit Open. The first stage of the CrossFit Games, the Open is a five-week tournament geared toward every age and skill level, ages 12 to 60 and up. If our only exposure to CrossFit is what we see in the CrossFit Games on television not many of us would want to get near it. It’s amazing what those athletes can do.
Does this sound familiar? You have a long day at work, just a coffee for breakfast, skip lunch, come home and get dinner ready for the kids but nothing for yourself. So what do you do? You end up eating the leftover chicken nuggets or macaroni and cheese and chase it down with a glass of wine or two. Or, you stop to grab something for dinner on the way home, say chicken tenders and some fries for the kids and you just “have a few” for yourself.
In my last post I mentioned that I joined the team at Big Vanilla in Arnold. Another change I made mid-January was joining CrossFit South River. I visited 3-4 local places around Annapolis trying to find a gym that mimicked what I did in Chicago and aligned with what I wanted to accomplish with my […]
There are lots of changes happening with me and d3 fitness. After the New Year I started training clients a few days a week at a local gym called Big Vanilla. It’s an old indoor tennis complex turned into a giant fitness and wellness facility just north of Annapolis in an area of Arnold off […]
If you’ve been following d3 on the blog or newsletters you would know that upon our move here I immediately signed up for Annapolis Half Marathon. I did this to start getting back in shape after the layoff surrounding the move, to see our new city in a different way, and to meet others who make fitness a priority. The […]
Happy (early) Thanksgiving! We are a week away from Thanksgiving and I want to wish all of you and your loved ones the best during this holiday season. I know it can be difficult to stay healthy during this time of year with leftover Halloween candy, huge Thanksgiving meals and perhaps some overindulgence with certain […]
d3 fitness is live online folks! I’m excited to get started in the Annapolis area and learn all the new surrounding neighborhoods like Eastport, Hillsmere Shores, Riva, Edgewater, Parole, Arnold, etc. I’ve already found some great spots here like Caffe Pronto that roasts their own coffee beans and Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge that does farm […]
This year’s “A” race was the Avenue of the Giants Marathon in Myers Flat, a small town in the Coastal Redwoods of Northern California. For my training this year I tried something a little different. Instead of running 5-6 times during the week, I did only 3 Quality runs per week. The 3 Quality runs […]
Hi, I’m DB, the owner and personal trainer at d3 fitness in Annapolis, Maryland. Having a lifetime of fitness and event training experience, along with over 5 years of professional personal training experience, I have lots of great tips and event insights. Here on my blog I look forward to sharing valuable fitness and nutritional […]