Okay, so yesterday I finally managed to convince one of my friends to join me at the gym. She's an old friend (we've been hanging out since high school) and she and her husband both want to join a gym. So I grabbed a guest pass, and took her alo... Read more
It's funny how we get ourselves into a rut. We think about doing things one way not because it's the best way, but because it's what we're used to.
Right now, it's 82 degrees in my house. It's 90 something outside. I wanted to go for a run... Read more
So, this has been my week of not perfection.
Okay, two weeks.
I knew the summer was going to be a challenge; I just didn't expect it to be THIS challenging. I was determined that nothing was going to get in the way of my routine, and... Read more
I've mentioned my aunt before; she's an amazing lady, smart, successful, and healthy. She made a conscious decision some years ago to get well and truly healthy, and for the most part, she does a damn fine job of it.
She's the source of my ... Read more
As part of my husband's father's day request, I'm making an old favorite of his: Lasagna. It's a recipe I've been working with for years, that I originally got out of a magazine. I love it, and it's a big winner for the family. I make it super c... Read more
If you haven't heard about Zombies, Run! yet, and you're a runner (or a walker) then you need to go right now. ( https://www.zombiesrunga me.com/ It was recently released for Android, and also works very beautifully on iPhone an... Read more
Sometimes, we have to hear things we don't want to hear. We don't like the answers we get, and we feel like someone is being mean, attacking, or rude.
I know that I on occasion stick my foot in my mouth, but I never say things with the int... Read more
Tonight we ordered pizza from dominos. In an effort to cut calories, and be healthier, I ordered mine on thin crust (I NEVER do that... I've never cared much for it.) and got a pacific veggie.
It was actually REALLY, really good! I ate tw... Read more
Today's leaving me feeling a lot better than I have in a long time. I made homemade alfredo with portobello mushrooms and asparagus for supper, and served it over zucchini angel hair noodles. That's a healthy choice that just makes me feel empow... Read more
I have a confession to make.
I am messy.
By messy, I don't mean the sort of messy your mother in law says when you come in and she's got a magazine on the kitchen counter and two bits of fluff in the corner.
I mean just a few s... Read more
Someone posted this really great article in the Fitness forums, and I have to say, I agree with all of it.
http://fitbottomedgirls. com/2011/06/why-heavy-weig hts-are-the-bomb-diggity
Not long ago, I posted abou... Read more
One of the things I've noticed when I talk to my friends now is that for some reason, they all seem compelled to tell me why they can't be healthy, or why they're not trying. It's like my mere presence is enough to make them feel guilty, and th... Read more
I've been struggling with exercise this week. I'm not sedentary, but I've only been to the gym once, and I just haven't been myself. The good news is my eating is more or less under control... but I'm just off my groove, I think.
I'm pla... Read more
In Body Blast yesterday, I really pushed myself on weights. Not only did I lift larger than I ever have, I wasn't even able to do all the reps the others did! WOOHOO!! That means that I'm finally lifting right.
I am no longer going to be ... Read more
I spend a LOT of time in the message boards, giving other people advice on what they're doing wrong. One of the big ones we regulars see is when someone eats too little, and works out too much. I know the drill; eating too little provides your... Read more