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Exercise my blues away

I take a flip fitness class on Wednesday night.It is designed for all levels,even for those who might have to exercise in a chair.The idea is to move your body off the sofa.I was feeling pretty lousy before I went and wanted to go. Due to the cold weather, we didn’t have a full class but we had fun.The best part is that I know I’ll sleep pretty well tonight, and when I leave the class, I feel as though I have some motivation for the week....more

To the XOJane Writer of "There Are No Black People In My Yoga Class"

This is my my response to Jen Caron's post on xoJane.com yesterday, called "IT HAPPENED TO ME: THERE ARE NO BLACK PEOPLE IN MY YOGA CLASSES AND I’M SUDDENLY FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT." Here is an excerpt of what she wrote: ...more
Wow!  That was about the most powerful post I've read in a long time.  I was moved by your ...more

What's Eating You?

Every year for as long as I can remember I make some variation of the same New Year's Resolution.  THIS will be the year I lose some weight and get healthy.  Only to reach December the same (or heavier).  Making the same resolution again, and again, and again the next January 1st. This week I began a new online Bible study through Proverbs31 Ministries based on the Lysa TerKeurst book "Made To Crave"....more

Resolutions Schmesolutions!

The University of Scranton released a study indicating that losing weight is the #1 New Year’s resolution for 2014. However, the same study reveals that only 8% achieve their resolutions. I asked Chérie Lynn Jackson, CCH, CCT, RM, and Consulting Hypnotist (www.cherielynnjackson.blogspot.com), for some insight as to why that is, and here is what she had to say:...more

Tinker Bell Half Marathon recap

It’s been a week since I ran the Tinker Bell Half Marathon, and it’s been a year since I’ve ran Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge. It turns out that I really enjoy running the Disney races, having the characters and the photo stops on the course makes the miles go by so quickly, even though the miles go by v e r y  s l o w l y.  I mean, I think we looked at our watches at the 5k mark and we were hovering 57 minutes. WHAT!?...more

How To Stay Fit On Vacation

Staying fit while on vacation can be a daunting task, but with a little determination it CAN be done. You need to go into your vacation with the mind set that you will find a way to work out every day or every other day.  Having a plan will keep you on track and feeling great while you relax and perhaps overindulge. ...more

How to make sushi: Meatless California Roll

The wife loves sushi and has been bugging me for a long time to learn how to make some. Today was that day. I made a simple, easy roll to get the basics of sushi making. You can certainly expect more recipes, and more creative recipes, in the near future! Here is what I did today: For the rice: ...more

Week 3: Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

So Week-2 I was like this:...more

F^3 Lake Half Marathon [A Race Report]

Well, well, well...SURE, I'll run a half on the Lakefront in Chicago...in JANUARY...during a POLAR VORTEX.  To be fair, the high for the day was about four hours prior to race start time (10:00am)....more