6 Reasons to Ditch Your Lying Scale

For a household appliance that lives in the bathroom and earns a living by getting stepped on, the scale is kind of a cocky bastard. It sees us at our most vulnerable and coldly spits out judgment. Did we meet our goals? Did we fall short? We put so much faith in that number that looking at it can sometimes make or break our entire day. Some of us even use the scale to punish ourselves after we indulge in a decadent meal. We shouldn't give it that power. ...more

How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as the chillier temperatures move in. ...more
Curiousity@Now Hey there....  there are lots of places you can find all of the cozy/warm ...more

How to Go Vegan in 9 Easy Steps

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take the plunge. Making a change like this can be really intimidating, especially when you realize that vegan is a lifestyle and not just a diet. But you're not alone! I'm here to walk you through all the basic steps. ...more
I just want to add, avoid vegan junk food if your purpose is improving health! Remember that ...more

Feel like a big lump of poop!

It has been over a week and a half since I worked out and I feel like a big lump of poop! I came down with a really bad cold that turned into bronchitis and it really wiped me out.  Then came the holiday week and Zumba was cancelled twice.  I know that none of these reasons are my fault, but I still feel extremely guilty over not working out! I never thought I'd actually say I miss it!...more

TRX: Tips for Beginners

I've been curious about TRX since it showed up at my gym, but I've been a nervous to try it. It's a little intimidating. What are all those things hanging from the ceiling? They kind of look like torture devices.  Do you swing  from them? Climb on them?  When the gym offered a free introductory class today, I knew it was time for me to bite the bullet and see what it's all about....more

New Way to Count Steps and Track Fitness

In order to start the New Year right, I invested in a step counter, Fitbit One. Over the years, I have had several step counters, starting with the first step counter purchased years ago for five dollars. I was teaching English literature and composition at our local high school. The school nurse introduced us to the idea of a step counter we could purchase for this nominal fee. The idea was counting our steps to improve our health and make us more aware of our true activity level. I loved the idea and bought one....more

6 Reasons to Ditch Your Lying Scale

For a household appliance that lives in the bathroom and earns a living by getting stepped on, the scale is kind of a cocky bastard. It sees us at our most vulnerable and coldly spits out judgment. Did we meet our goals? Did we fall short? We put so much faith in that number that looking at it can sometimes make or break our entire day. Some of us even use the scale to punish ourselves after we indulge in a decadent meal. We shouldn't give it that power. ...more

3 Exercises for a Better Butt

 Today on the blog I'm sharing my favorite exercises to improve that booty!Check them out here....more

When Your Future Is Re-Written By Injuries

I can't stress enough how being injured, or removed from something you really enjoy doing, gives you time to think and re-evaluate.You know those Spring races I was talking about possibly doing? Well.... that training plan that I had hoped to start the first of January is out the window...  I'm only currently approved to do PT exercises which is basically hip/core strength and stretching and very little of that.  I am seeing a little improvement in flexibility which is good. Even little progress is progress...more

Say Goodbye To These 2014 Diet Trends

I understand, I really do.  Sometimes we just want the magic bullet, the one diet that will finally save us, allowing us to effortlessly lose weight and feel great....more

Pact App Review - Get Paid to Be Healthy

Yeah I said it. No, I’m not trying to sell you something. It’s my newest favorite app that pays you to eat healthy and workout. No lie!! Seems too good to be true right? Here is the deal. The app is called Pact. There are three “Pacts” that you can make in the app. The first one is a workout pact. You decide how many days a week you are going to work out. The way you get credit for working out is one of three different ways. The first is by checking in to a gym in the app using GPS. You have be checked in to the gym for at least 30 min then check out when you are done....more

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Have you ever wished you could skip December and the holidays? Well, you’re not alone. According to a survey conducted by Think Finance, 45% of Americans would rather avoid the holiday season than endure the emotional, physical and monetary stress it delivers....more
LiteforLifeSF thanks for sharing. Enjoy the holidays.more

How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as the chillier temperatures move in. ...more
Curiousity@Now Hey there....  there are lots of places you can find all of the cozy/warm ...more