5 Reasons Why Morning Workouts Are the Best

Over the past couple of months, I have been making serious changes to my diet and workout routines. I took up weekly Soul-Cycle classes, nabbed an excellent personal trainer whom I see twice a week, and I go on daily walk/runs with my dog, Bentley. My diet completely changed, and I am learning every day howto eat. It's been a hard yet rewarding process, and I've seen excellent results thus far. My biggest struggle is the morning workout. I am a morning person. Once I'm up, I'm up. But when my boxer pup is nuzzled in the blankets and the house is quiet, it's hard to jump-start the day. Especially when I know I could totally roll over and sleep for another hour before leaving for work. ...more
I hear ya! It's hard to wake up in the morning but I try my best! I always feel better after a ...more

6 Yoga Poses for Runners

With so much running in my life recently, my body has been craving time on my yoga mat. Yoga and running have been the constants in my life, and I love seeing how one complements the other. There are so many yoga poses that target the areas where runners need some love and care. Here are 6 yoga poses for runners, the latest edition in the Yoga for Runners series. Be sure to check out the other posts in this series! ...more
parkespeak Congrats on your marathon!!! That's a huge accomplishment!more

Zombies, Run! How an App Got Me to Exercise

The beauty of the couch to 5K program is it's a very clear regimen. There are some variations, but they all use interval training and drills to take you from basically a couch potato to being able to run for 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in about eight to nine weeks. I chose to use the Zombies, Run! 5K app for my phone to help guide me through the drills. ...more
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Loosening up the knots

I had really rough back pain this week, and then when the orthopedic physician said about arthritis working in the equation, well, the pain in the head worrying about it was almost matching the pain in my lower back.I forgot one thing. Flip fitness class....more

Try Jennifer Lopez's Vegan Weight Loss Diet: Nom Nom

Do you usually say "yuck" when you read about celebrity diets? Get ready to say "nom nom" when you find out the details of Jennifer Lopez's vegan weight loss diet, as reported by the Inquisitr.Jennifer’s vegan diet helped her go from a size four to a size two. A typical day of her meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free diet includes:...more

Steph's House of Hoka Cutting: Come on Down, Clifton! (A Hoka Clifton Running Shoe Review)

Remember when I wrote this post? And I went on and on about how much I LOVE LOVE Hoka trail shoes and how I will never run in anything else? All that is still true but I am about to get a lot more specific. ...more

The Results - Hallowed Half & 10K

Wowweeee, that was a great race. I wasn’t as prepared as I needed to be, but at the end of the day….I DID IT!  Here are a few photos from the event!My son placed 3rd in his age group (0-19) and the only two people that finished before him were a 17 year old and a 19 year old. Not too bad!...more

Fit&Fab: Fall Essentials

Functionality. Style. Comfort.   That’s what I’m looking for when I gear up for the gym in the Fall!  Here are a few essentials that are sure to last and won’t break the bank....more

Tell Your Scale to Go to Hell!

Dear Scale, I don’t like who I am with you in my day-to-day life. We’re breaking up! I broke up with my scale – that dirty witch. I used to let that drugstore piece of plastic determine how I felt about myself.It was a whole process to weight myself, too. First I’d make sure I didn’t even have a sip of water in the morning. I’d get naked. Go to the bathroom. Then I’d make sure that the scale was on an even spot on the bathroom floor – I couldn’t have some uneven spot in the floor jacking up my results....more

Managing Shin Splints

Can you believe that its already Thursday. I’ve told you guys about how I’ve been dealing with shin splints for the past few months. But I thought I would actually tell you guys in more detail how I have been managing the pain while still playing volleyball. ...more

Pound a Day Weight Loss Diet And Smoothie Recipe

Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito has become famed for his skill in whipping up tasty, tempting meals. But now he's turned his attention to the opposite of feasting: Extreme weight loss....more

How Kris Jenner Lost 70 Pounds: Low Carb Diet And 'Pound a Day'

Kris Jenner, the famous "momager" of the Kardashian family, looks as if she has it all. But when she was 41, she "got gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, gaining 80 pounds," said Kris in an interview with New You magazine.To lose the weight, Jenner used the low carb high fat ketogenic Atkins diet. She now says she has about 10 pounds to go....more

10 Tricks to Avoiding Halloween Candy Temptations

    My husband and I own one of those houses that you hated as a kid on Halloween. Lights out, no candy, no fun scary front yard or haunting noises coming from the garage. We are THE No-Halloween house in our neighborhood....more