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Want to start running? Don't be afraid!

Monday, August 01, 2011      15 comments

I was the kid in high school that took 15-20 minutes to finish the mile run. I couldn't even run for one minute without becoming entirely breathless. The gradual nature of the Couch to 5k ( www.coolrunning.com/engi
ne/2/2_3/index.shtml<... Read more

Can You Repeat That?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010      10 comments

Well, I've had a glimpse this past week and half of what it's like to be hard of hearing. As the ear infection in my left ear began to clear up, I got one in my right ear. What luck! It was my first time ever having this problem and wow... it th... Read more

A Different Approach

Sunday, June 27, 2010      6 comments

I've made a decision to stop tracking my calories for the time being. The first reason is that I know that I eat a healthy diet consistently. I've been at the same weight for over two years now. Not every Vegan eats healthy, but my boyfrien... Read more

Happy Friday!

Friday, June 25, 2010      5 comments

One of the ways that I pass the time at work is to listen to podcasts. Lots of podcasts. Today I stumbled upon the Quick and Dirty Tips "Get-Fit Guy" podcast, and his most recent show was comparing cardio, strength training and a combination of ... Read more

Bedtime Ramblings

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      12 comments

I flip through numerous Sparkpages and find the same background story again and again. This story involves the girls and women whom are trying to reclaim their high school bodies after the pains of childbirth or that sneaky Freshman 15. I, on th... Read more

Make or Break

Tuesday, June 15, 2010      10 comments

Right now I'm going through that difficult (re)starting period where the scale isn't moving because my body is still adjusting to all of the extra exercise I've been taking on. I call this the "make or break" period because it is when most peopl... Read more

Some Photos

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      10 comments

Here is the first broccoli harvest from my balcony garden. It was quite delicious! Dinner from a couple nights ago... Tuscan Sun-dried Tomatoes and White Beans over Who... Read more

Binge Eating

Tuesday, June 08, 2010      7 comments

You may have read this CNN article recently published about recognizing binge eating as a psychiatric disorder. www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/
06/01/eating.disorders.bin
geing.obesity/index.html I never considered myse... Read more

Fantastic Week!

Friday, June 04, 2010      7 comments

My HRM was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. I headed to the gym before work this morning, eager to try it out. I was pleased to discover that all of the cardio machines at my gym are "Polar equipped," meaning that my Polar HRM... Read more

Get a bike!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010      9 comments

Wow, what a feeling! I rode my new bike to work today for the first time and I did not imagine that it could be so much fun! I kept having to wipe away a big goofy grin that crept onto my face from time to time. What a sight I must have been if ... Read more

Heart Rate Monitoring

Monday, May 31, 2010      7 comments

I decided to try something different at the gym today (I usually stick to the elliptical) and ended up on the "Summit Trainer" which is a cross between an elliptical and a stair climber. Wow... I need to mix it up more often! Halfway through, th... Read more

Introducing...

Saturday, May 29, 2010      13 comments

...my new best friend! It's a Trek Allant WSD. I added a basket to the front rack since I'll be commuting to work. It's incredibly fun to ride and the seat is so comfy!... Read more

Poor Planning!

Friday, May 28, 2010      10 comments

[Pros for this week:] - I didn't miss any of my scheduled gym days. I'm very happy about this! While I've only been going three days a week, the other four days I've had dog-walking duty (total of 1.5 hours a day). I don't track the walking... Read more

Today's Food

Sunday, May 16, 2010      3 comments

As a Vegan, people are always asking me what I eat. From time to time, I'll show you! Breakfast was pretty standard... sliced banana topped with crunchy unsalted peanut butter and raisins, washed down with a shot of espresso and some soy mi... Read more

70% Gone

Sunday, May 16, 2010      14 comments

Well, finals are over and my full time summer job begins tomorrow. It's time to get a little structure back into my life! First thing's first... I started by tracking my calories again today. I will begin by tackling the chocolate problem. ... Read more


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