A Modern Cave Woman to Paleoista!
I have had a lot of great feedback on my previous blog. So, felt compelled to expand my thoughts into a regular blog.
Diets are just diets unless you make them fit into your lifestyle. Paleo is a lifestyle choice worth adapting to fit ... Read more
A Modern Cave Woman!
Well, a year or so ago, I would have (and did) scoff at the idea of the paleo/caveman diet. That is because I didn't take the time to learn about it. I thought that it was a fad, a bad idea, and altogether unhealthy ... after all cavemen ate o... Read more
W30-D15 - Lunch
Ceviche @ Woodard Grill, Washington, DC
All I can say is that this was the best ceviche around! Shrimp, calamari, & bay scallops cooked in a lemon-mango citrus and a... Read more
Tough Mudder - Mid Atlantic
I am one Tough Mudder'1 Yessireebob! Hard to believe, ain't it? Me who used to weigh a $20 spot shy of 300 pounds rose to the challenge and have checked off yet another item on my bucket list! 5K, 8K, 10K, 10 miler, half Marathon, Tough Mudde... Read more
The Blue Ridge Half Marathon - April 21, 2012
I am still waiting on my pictures from BrightRoom.com, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I survived my first-ever half marathon. Oddly enough I chose one that wa... Read more
What a discovery ... 4/17/12
Amazing, ain't it?
This photo was taken from the rooftop of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce!
End of an era or just a beginning? Most of us have grown up with spa... Read more
One Size Does NOT Fit all
Yesterday, I wrote on one of my team threads that we have gotten past the point of one-size fits all and moved right into the era of XL, XXL, & XXL.
It is time to get back into the numbers game. But, I am not talking about clothes, because... Read more
A Step in Time ...
This is the first blog I have written in a while ... it's amazing how fast time goes by.
Last year I intended to run the Marine Corps Marathon, but was sidelined not by an injury, but extremely low iron/hemoglobin levels. I was able to def... Read more
GOYAAJDI! Get off your a$$ and just do it!
Yup! How many times have I gone searching for a quick fix, only to find it to be unhealthy, unsafe, or both? GEEESH! Especially when the reality of it is that I just need to GOYAAJDI!
This... Read more
OMG! True friends see friends through rose-tinted glasses.
Losing weight has its high points and low points at times, and sometimes even our friends do not realize just how far you've come because they wear the "rose-tinted glasses" of love and friendship. It is not until they are slapped in the face w... Read more
Into the fiery furnace of summer ...
The deeper we get into the fiery furnace of summer, it seems that we start to take our health and fitness for granted. Not sure why that is, but I noticed that my own stress factors have kicked in, medical issues starting to arise, and I chalk ... Read more
Lofty Goals ... and a marathon to boot. (Revised 4/12/12)
Update: 4/12/12 - I wrote this last year and couldn't help but laugh at the Duck's own antics. The training last year was waylaid by health issues, but here I am on the r... Read more
Snow in the Capitol City!
Yes, there is snow on the ground, I had to put on my boots, scrape the car windows, and defrost before heading to work. Yet, I loved the feel of the fresh air and smell of snow before the odor of traffic exhaust fills the air... Read more
Amazing ... Isn't it?
How the beginning of a new year pushes our plans into action and gets us thinking about the things we need and want to do.
I have posted my POA and my goals. And, I am taking this week to work my POA and goals into my schedule. And when I... Read more
The Duck's Back-2-Basics Plan of Action for 2011
This is the Duck's plan of action (POA) and it seems to work.
1. Nutrition. Eat to Live! Plan meals at least 24 hours in advance and commit to your meal plan. Every meal should have some sort of protein (and I am not saying go on a high ... Read more