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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
[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
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
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