New Site!

New Site!

Hey everyone, As usual, Army ROTC summer training followed by a whirlwind (final!) fall semester at the University of Florida has kept me from keeping up with Hungry Gator Gal. I redesigned this site over the summer to make it more user-friendly. However, I haven’t been able to update the formatting on all 300+ posts. I’m hoping to reformat all posts by January 2017, but I’ve only finished about 35. In the meantime, bear with me. Thanks again for you…

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Pool Circuit Workout

Pool Circuit Workout

After so much running in the past year, I was ready for a change after finishing my first half marathon in February. Swimming quickly took over cardio workouts, and it has been such a great escape from pounding pavement, trails, and the track. It’s low-impact but steals your breath and gets your heart racing. As a kid growing up in Florida, I was a fish. I spent hours in the pool on weekends and during the summer months. Everyone I…

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Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

Favorite Fitness Finds + Memorial Day Sales

So one of my mottos in life is “Everything in moderation.” But that motto directly conflicts with my firm belief that you can never have too many workout clothes and shoes. When you live in Florida, every piece of workout clothing is drenched in sweat 10 minutes into a workout. Not to mention, all of my physical activities with Army ROTC put my shoes and clothes through the ringer pretty quickly. So below are the products I’ve had my eyes…

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Squat Triangle Pyramid Workout

Squat Triangle Pyramid Workout

THIS WORKOUT. Only after finishing this workout for the first time did I realize what a serious lapse in judgment I had when I decided pyramid training was a good idea for increasing my squatting skillz. I’m pretty sure the workout gods were laughing at me from who knows where as I started that first set. Source Just kidding. This workout brought my back squat one-rep max from 190 lbs. to 225 lbs. in a month. So if you’ve hit…

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Yoga Workout Playlist No. 5 (Spotify Playlist)

Yoga Workout Playlist No. 5 (Spotify Playlist)

Alright, so another playlist means another story. (See my last story and playlist here.) I’ve been *really* bad with stretching in the past 6 months. I foam rolled for maybe 5 minutes before my workouts. But aside from that, I didn’t stretch at all, and I didn’t go to yoga once this semester. So about two weeks ago, my lack of stretching finally caught up with me. I developed a weird tightness in my left forearm and wrist, which was…

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