So, a week in and it's going -pretty- well. I'm making healthier choices all over; drinking more water, opting for a noteworthy (but not complete) reduction in processed things, and with the exception of cheat day I've kicked fast food 100%.
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Last week, I did an article on Lean Cuisine's potentially helpful Chinese food line, and how they make a convenient curb for take-out cravings. A reader pointed out that TV dinners aren't all that healthy, and I did a response piece this week wi... Read more
For reasons I still can't comprehend, I've been kept on at my job, writing a weekly column about health, fitness and my struggles with maintaining them. I'm pretty sure it all started with Sparkpeople - I mention this place a lot over there, sor... Read more
Just dropping in (on cheat day, no less!) to share my latest health & fitness article in our town's online paper.
If you like it at all, feel free to share it with friends or leave comments!
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In case anybody is interested in keeping up with the fitness column I do for my local publication, here's my . . . constant friggin' struggle with the most terrifying machine at the gym! Does anybody else have that one piece of equipment that ju... Read more
Once again, my medical haunts put me out of a challenge I was doing so well at. After Tuesday's cramp-induced day of rest, I was struck by one of the most violent, immediate UTI's I've ever had. My doctor was already closed, so I spent the eveni... Read more
This may honestly be one of the proudest moments on my path to a healthier, happier, more outgoing me. I can't believe I've scored a job as a writer, just by going after an opportunity when I didn't think I had it in me to make the cut.
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(Monday. I just haven't slept yet).
Today was cheat day. Today was also the first day of my period. I've been -extremely- naughty. I ate Taco Bell (a #1 combo; burrito supreme and soft taco). Although, I did have them use low fat sour crea... Read more
Today, instead of doing the Bootcamp 10-minute cardio video, I went to the gym and did 30 on my own time. I hope that's still abiding by the rules of the challange; I'm just not a huge fan of that particular video. And I wanted to get out of the... Read more
... see the word hate up there, near the end? That was actually an ACCIDENT. I'm so angry that even my gibberish makes sense!
Okay. My gripe is my &$%**@ skin.
The last time I ate right and exercised, it was g... Read more
Day 12 - is it me, or is this challenge going by really quickly? 2 days to the halfway mark!
I've consistently been burning more than the 1,000 calories a week that are required by my fitness goals. I did it last week, and have already s... Read more
I pitched an idea to my editor (I write for an online news website) about a column: health & fitness from the perspective of someone struggling to achieve and maintain those coveted things.
She liked it! I'm so excited to be able to share w... Read more
For once, I'm not only awake bright and early, in spite of my late night shenanigans, but I actually woke up on "the right side of the bed."
Waking up can be an . . . issue, for me, let's put it. I manage it by staying in bed for about 10... Read more
It is day 10, right? If I started on the first Sunday of the month?
Either way, I just finished the upper arm workout! MYARMSARESOSCRAWNY.
I can only do five pushups. On my knees. :( Because of this, I've chosen to do a second Sparkp... Read more