There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips will help you, too.
It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women.
This is good. Good resolution. Yoga class on a Saturday morning. Much better than my usual Saturday morning, which involves sleeping till 10:30 followed by a restorative vanilla Pop-Tart. Oh, who are you kidding? 11:30.
Today we’re at T-minus 24 days until the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge weekend. I’m in the homestretch of training, and this means I have certain runs that I like to do that truly make me feel prepared. One of my comfort runs, as strange as it sounds, is repeat 300m. So for MLK day, I was able to head over to my college’s track, and do my favorite speed workout. I like this one because it’s quick, but you still have a bit of distance to sustain speed. Plus, there’s a built in 100m recovery. I did the first set of four in 79, 75, 75, and 75 (seconds)....more
Last spring I published a post on weekend food prep tips for healthy meals all week. The post provides ideas for which foods can be easily prepared, cooked and stored in bulk and then assembled into a variety of healthy meals in the following days....more
The more I see people slogging away on an elliptical machine at the gym, the more I think we are doing it wrong. Kids are wiggly and giggly and full of curiosity. For kids, exercise is playtime and I think we should learn from them....more
Bellonheels.comThis is my “I’m trying to please my Fitbit” look. #messybunI am fairly easily satisfied. I don’t really want for much in life, other than what I already have.Until that very moment….when I do want something.Until there is that one shiny thing that catches my eye. That I cannot live without. Not a single minute more.Then I want it. I want it. I want it! (stomps foot)...more
MSN Health & Fitness stated that: “The research found that those who make dinner in their own kitchen typically consumed less sugar and fat – in fact, they roughly ate 140 fewer calories a day than those who ate out most of the time. Even when portion sizes were similar, the sugar and fat content still tended to be lower in the home-cooked dinners.”...more
This topic is one I've thought about a good bit. What makes someone inclined to workout on a regular basis? What makes others view exercise as a genuine form of torture? What makes some people motivated for a certain period of time, develop great habits, and then give it all up?...more
This is a long time coming, I suppose. I am using this primarily as a journal of sorts, but if it somehow helps someone else who feels like they don't quite fit the mold then I couldn't be happier to bare my soul anonymously to the internet. I suppose the best place to start is the beginning and it will most likely take more than one post to cover the content which will be contained on this blog. ...more
As we enter the New Year, I am even more excited to make my goals and resolutions for 2015. Ever have one of those years where you just have a feeling it's going to be amazing? That's this year.There will be a best friend baby, a best friend wedding, a best friend moving back to the East coast and celebrating two years of marriage. Mixed in all of this excitement, I will be working hard to achieve my best self this year....more
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