Home Workout: Gliding Disc (or Hand Towel!) Boot Camp

I love using the gliding discs in my boot-camp classes, but my clients and students don't love them because the discs literally kick their butt. Still, I had to develop a gliding disc boot-camp workout for all my frugal exercisers that really want to get in shape. If you don't have gliding discs, use a hand towel (if you have tile or wood floors) or a plastic frisbee (if you have carpet). And then get ready for a cheap, intense workout. ...more
Thanks for the article.  I plan to try it since I have my own gliders.more

Despite My Fear, I'll Be Cheering at the Boston Marathon Finish Line

Editor's Note, 4/16/14: One suspect is in custody after two backpacks left near this year's finish line yesterday were detonated safely. This post was written before those events were reported. The marathon is on Monday. We're having the anniversary of last year’s bombing and subsequent days of confusion and unknowing and “shelter-in-place." The rehashing of all of it has been going on for weeks. I don’t know what TV and local newspapers are doing. I do know that our local NPR station, WBUR, has had nonstop talk of it, at least in the mornings. I know there are art projects and documentaries and Sports Illustrated did a photo shoot at the finish line last Saturday....more
I try not to live in fear as it is not of God.  Terrorists will not win - they will not scare us ...more

How Weight-Loss Surgery Changed Me: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Sometimes, you have to see it to believe it....more
Congrats!  I love that you showed yourself positive pictures of when you were heavier and ...more

My Favorite Green Smoothie

 I've talked here and there about healthy eating but today I'd like to share one of my favorite ways to start my morning off on the right foot: a green smoothie.  It might sound a little over the top but I'll just say it: green smoothies are a game changer. ...more

Hiking Mt. Pisgah

  Last week Ben and I finally got a chance to hike Mt. Pisgah. This was one of the only places in Eugene we had not had a chance to hike yet. We took one of the easier trails since we were just going for a leisurely hike. ...more

Diet Soda Fruit Cobbler

Diet Soda Fruit Cobbler Here is an easy / healthier version of a fruit cobbler!  I made this for my hubby and I last night and we will definitely be making it again!...more

We've Always Done It That Way

Restaurants can poise a particular problem for folks who are gluten-sensitive.  I recently attended an annual banquet held at a local restaurant. We've been going there for the last 10+ years because of the location, good food, and low cost. The last couple of years, we've added a meal choice of a gluten-free meal (thank goodness). Our group now includes several seniors and others needing gluten-free food....more

Angelina Jolie dishes diet of ancient grains, from quinoa to chia seeds, and coconut oil

In an age where gluten-free and grain-free diets have become glorified, Angelina Jolie is taking a different path. Her diet is overflowing with the glory of grains, from quinoa to chia seeds, according to Marie Claire magazine.Angelina maintains her sleek physique by carefully following her strict diet. It emphasizes portion-controlled servings of nuts and seeds. The mixture includes quinoa, millet, chia seeds, spelt and buckwheat, which Angelina feels helps with her weight and well-being....more

Hubby's 21 Pound Weight Loss

Hubby's Fitness Challenge and 21 Pound Weight Loss My hubby just completed a 60 day fitness challenge and I couldn't be more proud of him!  He lost 21 pounds and 6.5%...more

Elimination Diets Earn Their Day in the Spotlight

What's become hot in the weight loss world? Eliminating entire food groups. Which makes having a dinner party really, really difficult...but helps some people find solutions that prove how food can be used as medicine....more

Home Workout: Gliding Disc (or Hand Towel!) Boot Camp

I love using the gliding discs in my boot-camp classes, but my clients and students don't love them because the discs literally kick their butt. Still, I had to develop a gliding disc boot-camp workout for all my frugal exercisers that really want to get in shape. If you don't have gliding discs, use a hand towel (if you have tile or wood floors) or a plastic frisbee (if you have carpet). And then get ready for a cheap, intense workout. ...more
Thanks for the article.  I plan to try it since I have my own gliders.more