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A little secret

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      2 comments

So the biggest hindrance I have found to eating healthy is cost. It is sooo expensive to buy vegetables and fruits, especially fresh. And I have a black thumb, so trying to grow my own would be a disaster. Well I discovered a progr... Read more


Tuesday, January 27, 2015      3 comments

I am always looking for ways to make doing my workout easier. The fewer things I have to do the more likely I am to stay on autopilot long enough to do my workout before I talk myself out of it. One idea I heard, was to sleep in my worko... Read more

"No Excuse" Rant

Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

OK, here we go. I donít want to bash anyone who is proud of their body. Itís obvious that theyíve worked really hard, and achieved their goal. They have every right to show off their success and be proud. Trust me, when I get ... Read more

Small Victories

Thursday, January 22, 2015      2 comments

I lost 4.5 lbs!!!! Woohoo! After this Fall with all the stress, etc. I just gave up. I stopped going to the gym, I stopped watching what I was eating, and I kept telling myself that tomorrow will be different. But this last week I h... Read more

30, 60, 90? How much is too much exercise?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      2 comments

Last year, I was working out for 30 minutes in the mornings, I was biking 20 minutes (one way) to work every day, I was taking a vigorous half hour walk at lunch, and I was hiking a steep hill three times a week after work. By Friday I was flat... Read more


Tuesday, January 13, 2015      2 comments

I just read an interesting article about Minifasting. The general idea is, you skip meals for 14-18 hrs a couple of times a week and it's supposed to help you lose weight, control blood sugar, increase energy, and improve brain function. ... Read more

Starting 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015      1 comments

Jan. 1, 2015: Itís a new year and I am full of new ideas, new plans, and new goals. I am ready to take on 2015 and become a whole new me. Jan. 3-11, 2015: I have a terrible cold with a severe cough and I canít even get out of bed. ... Read more

Just keep swimming!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      2 comments

On summer I decided to study abroad in Italy. Much of that hot summer was spent on field trips, hiking up and down cobblestone streets with 10% grades, in cities without elevators, while trying to keep up with our long-legged professors. ... Read more

Coming off the holidays

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      3 comments

The holidays are over, but Iím still sidelined by a nasty little cold. The problem is, itís in my chest, so any vigorous exercise will cause me to start coughing my head off. But Iím going to try and start easing myself back into working out t... Read more

Food Bully

Wednesday, December 17, 2014      2 comments

When I first started working for my office, I was stunned by how much food circulates in this place. They would bring in cake and ice cream AND go out to lunch on everyoneís birthday; FYI we have 10 birthdays in December alone, so that was 10 ... Read more

For the love of rowing

Thursday, December 11, 2014      5 comments

Not too long ago I read an article that stated that the rowing machines were the gymís most underrated piece of equipment. So I decided to give it a shot. At my gym, the upper level is reserved for cardio workouts. The room is dominated... Read more

My next birthday present to myself.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014      1 comments

My birthday was this last weekend. As part of that, I sat down and wrote out a list of things I want to have accomplished by my next birthday. Some were simple things, like watching less TV. Others are rather huge, like finishing a nove... Read more

Itís rain, not acid.

Thursday, December 04, 2014      3 comments

So granted I live in a desert and rain is a rare thing. But the way people act, itís like they think its acid falling from the sky and not water. I bike commute every day. I bike in 110 degree weather and I bike when itís 30 degrees and... Read more

Small but Simple Update

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      3 comments

So I didn't reach my goal. I had hoped that by today I would have lost 3lbs and would be at 190 or 189. But I'm 191, and I'm ok with that. It's a move in the right direction.... Read more

I wish I liked to run.

Thursday, November 20, 2014      2 comments

I would love, to love to run. I see people jogging and running, and they look so happy. My sister in law and brother love to run. They are always signing up for races and marathons. They have made many great friends running. I know al... Read more

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