About Me

Hi Curious Readers (Adventurers? Amazingly Awesome People who came to visit my page?),

My name is Angela and I am entering a new journey in life in the likes of programming and fitness.  I am currently an elementary school teacher, who absolutely loves her job.  As the school year has wound to an end, I find myself with some free time…time to explore programming and fitness.  Now, typically, as a teacher, I would be spending my summer preparing for the upcoming school year. I, however, do not yet know what I’ll be teaching in the fall, so I find myself with more time than normal. Rather than waste away this free time, I thought I would use it to explore new passions and share my journey with others. I invite you to join me on my path to discovery. Enjoy!

Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert.   All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey there i’ve really enjoyed your blog, I’m a fellow programmer getting into fitness and leading a healthier lifestyle. I thought your post on shakeology was really thorough, and i’ve been interested in trying it. I was wondering how you felt about it when it comes to replacing meals? I usually cook pretty healthy, but I agree with the fact that were not getting enough nutrients from our food anymore, so i’m considering this as an option. If you are still offering samples i’d like to try it!

    • Hi Miguel!

      Thanks for the comment! I’m glad you’re enjoying reading my blog! As for Shakeology replacing meals, both my husband and I use Shakeology to replace one meal a day and so far it’s been really easy and seems to work really well. We tend to use it to replace lunch (or dinner), but I know a lot of people prefer to use it for a breakfast meal replacement. It truly makes meal planning easier because it’s one less meal to think about (and, to be honest, I’m not a huge “chef” so the easier it is, the happier I am!). Plus, it keeps us full until our next scheduled snack, so I’m not worried about caving into some unhealthy options. Since I’ve been incorporating Shakeology, exercising more, and eating healthier in general, my energy has really skyrocketed and I just feel “better” overall (you know, simply that “feeling”). Since I feel better, I’m more motivated to keep at it, so it’s a great cycle (as opposed to the vicious cycle of eating junk food and being lazy on the couch! Been there, done that…).

      I do have some samples on hand, so I’ll email you to arrange a way to get them to you so you can give Shakeology a try. I think you’ll love it!

  2. Angela, I just found your blog and I love it so!! I’m amazed at how much weight you lost!! I just started P90x3 and so far I love it!
    I was wondering if you could help me out: I didn’t get a pull-up assist that came in the deluxe package; do you have any recommendations on how to make your own or any substitutions? Thanks so much!!!

    • Hi Gosia,

      I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog and thanks for the compliments! I think you’ll love P90X3…I’m on Week 6 now and am still enjoying every single day! I’ve done a many programs and this one just seems to make sticking with it so easy (probably because of the weird combination of it being challenging, fun, and only 30 minutes!). I’m sure if you stick with it, you’ll see amazing results, too!

      As for not having the pull-up assist, you can always order it from Beachbody here. It’s probably the safest option (and the one I have). I don’t have the P90X bar, but I attach the assist to the pull-up bar we have. The nice thing about the Beachbody one is that you don’t have to swap it out, you just have to adjust the length of the support with a simple button push (rather than having to switch up bands). Plus it’s easy to hook on to your pull-up bar and is pretty cheap ($39.90). I love mine. Alternatively, I know some gyms use resistance bands that they attach to their bars. To be honest, I’d be more comfortable just picking up the P90X3 chin-up max attachment (pull-up assist) to be safe, but if you already have a set of resistance bands that are in good condition and that can hold your body weight, then it’s a potential option (be safe though and remember that I’m not an expert and haven’t actually done it before). Below are two websites that I’ve come upon that talk about using resistance bands to assist with pull-ups. It would probably be easier for you to just visit their pages and read about how they use resistance bands to help (plus they have videos for you to watch as well to help).

      The First is by Nia Shanks here.

      The second is by 12 Minute Athlete here.

      Hopefully that helps! If you have any other questions, feel free to ask! 🙂

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