Let People Eat Sugar in Peace

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to ...more

The One Nosy Question That Can Send a First-Time Mother Reeling

When are you going to have another baby? I get this question quite often lately from everyone from co-workers to family members and even the check-out lady at Target. It's just small talk, and I understand that completely. It's one of those ...more

Don't You Dare Give My Kid a Beer

Four young guys, high school students and month-ago graduates, were involved in a terrible car accident in which two of them died and one of them remains in the hospital. Alcohol was found in the car and at the party which they left. ...more

Have You Ever Taken a Yoga Selfie?

Yoga is usually done in a studio with a teacher and other students. The students will be of varying levels, each person with their own strengths and challenges. It's hard not to look at the person practicing next to you and not make a ...more

5 Reasons to Take Those Boudoir Shots

You need to be attracted to yourself. If you are not attracted to yourself, losing ten pound will not help. If you go for a temporary fix, you will just find something else about yourself to not like. Seeing yourself as sexy is the gateway drug ...more

3 Big Reasons to Rethink Wearing Flip Flops

Last month while shopping in Target, I witnessed a lady totally eat it. I helped her stand up and she said she had "slipped" on the floor. I saw the whole thing. Unless, she meant tripped when she said slipped and her flip flop when she said the floor, she lied like a rug. After I witnessed that little incident, I decided I would write a post on flip flops. ...more

Stop Guilting People About Snacks and Their Bodies

A few days ago, my boss purchased a fun little candy dispenser from Costco. We've been trying to make our office more welcoming for teachers to come work. So when she came across this awesome little candy machine, she went for it. We filled it to the brim with Peanut M&M's and mini Hershey bars and placed it by our door. ...more
tastefullykims Absolutely!!  It's a projection of their own anxieties about eating, and I ...more

The One Nosy Question That Can Send a First-Time Mother Reeling

When are you going to have another baby? I get this question quite often lately from everyone from co-workers to family members and even the check-out lady at Target. It's just small talk, and I understand that completely. It's one of those things that just naturally comes up in conversation. ...more

West Virginia / Pittsburgh Part IV: In Which We Do Pittsburgh Stuff and Rehearse a Wedding

Thursday morning we got up, got packed, got the condo cleaned up, and headed out. We made it to Pittsburgh by lunch time and grabbed a bite to eat before heading to Brandon and Jo’s house. A couple of years ago, my brother bought a building in Pittsburgh—it’s a commercial building with retail/office space on the first floor (currently empty and serving as storage for random things, including a mattress where a couple of groomsmen crashed one night), and apartments on the second and third floor ....more

Boulder Ironman — No Go

I had the best complement this week. A friend and regular cycling class attendee said I look like I have my mojo back. I appreciated it – because that’s how I feel ....more

National Psoriasis Foundation: The Bugs are Pulling the Strings

Wonder what kind of bacteria was chasing around the intestines of this guy? Image found on WikiMedia Thanks to Kate Hand (@KateHand3) for tweeting a link to the National Psoriasis Foundation's interesting discussion regarding the effect of the gut microbiome on the immune system: Microbes outnumber us. Our bodies have about 10 trillion cells each, but we host approximately...more

The Do Everything B*tch: Ronda Rousey on Her Body Being Too Masculine

MMA fighter Ronda Rousey recently fired back at critics in a UFC video promoting her August 1 fight with Bethe Correia. Some see Rousey’s body huge and masculine. On the contrary, she sees every muscle on her body as having a meaningful purpose and not just simply something to be looked at: [6:09]...more

August Fitness Calendar

I’ve been so impressed with my Challenge Group participants this summer! ...more

Family: Weeks 27-29

Random thoughts/things that I’ve noticed: -I’m definitely sloooowwwiwng down. Naps have always been one of my favorite things, and I’ve been indulging pretty often lately on the days that Liv will nap. If I can get a lot of my work done in the morning and at night, during Liv’s nap I’ll tie up some loose ends, and crash out ....more

Back on the Saddle: Training for My Next Triathlon, After Two Kids

I've been spending my early mornings, lunch breaks, and late evening training for a triathlon. It's been over two years since my last race. And now with two young kids,  I'm determined to get back in the water, my running shoes and, yes, on the bike saddle....more

Does "Thin-Shaming" Actually Exist?

I read an article the other day. Well, I read hundreds of articles a week between my job and social media, but this one caught my attention. Apparently you can now "skinny-shame" someone. "All About That Bass" and "Anaconda" song lyrics have caused the thin world to lash back saying that calling someone "skinny" or "bony" is now hurtful and the equivalent of "fat-shaming." ...more

Team NutriBullet 2015-2016

The upcoming season for Team NutriBullet and training for the 2016 LA Marathon is almost upon us!  I was extremely fortunate to be a part of this program last year. My teammates and I received expert coaching and training, while NutriBullet staff helped us with our nutrition. I had an amazing experience, made a lot of new friends, and was able to run my fastest marathon in that crazy heat we had last March. ...more

Mark Zuckerberg, Thank You and Congratulations

We were at the pool and Josh leaned over and said, “Mark Zuckerberg’s wife is pregnant.” I hummed to let him know I heard, and then he continued. “She’s pregnant after many miscarriages, and he talked about it in the post.” At the time of writing this, 893,860 had liked the post. There were 23,967 […] ...more