How long am I supposed to run?

I would not describe myself as a runner. Runners tend to try races and talk about branching out to trails and go through sneakers much faster than I do. But, I do run for exercise. And, although I do not enjoy it, I would say that I have tolerated it more than most other exercises....more

Go Big Or Go Home? Is Marathon Training Over?

Go big or go home-it's kind of been my motto with this marathon training. And I have to say, I think I'm going home....more

Fitbit, Jawbone UP bangle and pedometers motivate exercisers to move more

In a race to finish first in the gadget world, wearable tech is posed to win. Shipments of high tech bands that monitor fitness have grown 700 percent in just one year, according to Entrepreneur. So what should weight loss and fitness enthusiasts look for when it comes to the perfect device to monitor their marathons, race-walking events or spin class sessions? The high tech world is buzzing about:...more

"Trying again" check-in

A little while back I shared that I was trying again - that is, getting myself back on track with healthy living in order to reach and maintain a healthy weight. It's only been a few weeks since I made that decision, but I thought it was time for me to check in and let you all know how I'm doing. ...more

It’s Okay to Say No {Finding Balance}

I recently had the opportunity to participate on a relay team for a triathlon here in Las Vegas with some really great athletes.  I initially was totally up for it, but once I got into looking at my calendar, I realized that it conflicted with something else my husband and I had going on (aka beer and wine festival the previous night).  Yeah, drinking beer and wine the night before running a half marathon just doesn’t really sound appealing.  I thought about my options.  I could still go to the festival, but not drink.  I could skip the festival all together.  ...more

My addiction to my fitness band

One of my favorite Christmas presents from my always generous husband was a new fitness band, the Jawbone UP. The band is a “holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle,” according to Jawbone....more

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things {about early morning running}

This morning my alarm went off way too early.  It’s Monday morning, back to work, back to a week full of responsibilities, commitments, and obligations.  The only thing I wanted to do was shut of my alarm and go back to sleep.  It also didn’t help that my 2 year old had been awake since 4:30am.  But, without thinking too much about it, I got up, got dressed, laced up my sneakers and poured myself a large cup of motivation…er, I mean coffee.  After downing my coffee and heading out the door, I started my run.  Almost instantly I was reminded of why I do this.&nb...more

Yogalosophy: Get your best body with Jennifer Aniston's guru Mandy Ingber

When it comes to the female celebrity with the best body, both men and women admire Jennifer Aniston, as reported in the Examiner....more

13 Very Soggy Miles - But What A View

In the past, I have always driven into the Linglestown area to run. But with running 6 days a week, I just didn't want to spend 40 minutes (round trip) in driving. Honestly, I need the sleep at this point. So I've been discovering places to run around where I live. Thanks to some local peeps here in Dauphin, I'm exploring the area. Everywhere I run, there are pretty much hills, but I'm finding it's very pretty. And I'm enjoying running and exploring where I live....more

6 Ways to Maximize Calorie Burn at the Gym

Many people work out hard at the gym to burn calories. However, they do not see the good results they expect. Each person’s body if different so I can only talk to you from the perspective what works for most people.  You will have to use trial and error to determine what really works for you, so don’t be in a rush.  Getting the most out of your workouts can take time but you can get the results you are looking for.  I've got 6 tips to help you refine your efforts....more