6 Foods We Think Are Healthy But Aren't


October Challenge

In August I ran the first ever LGRS monthly challenge. It was a wonderful success and the participants worked incredibly hard for their results....more

Weight Lifting as an Act of Rebellion

 I lift weights at the gym....more

Buns & Guns Dumbbell Circuit Workout

 This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more

The Simplest Way to Improve Your Diet

Diet and nutrition advice gets very complicated, doesn't it. Eat this, don't eat that, drink this, don't drink that, cook it this way, don't cook it that way - it sometimes seems like eating well and serving your family healthy meals requires too much time and energy. So for those of us who are too busy to sort through complicated nutrition information or follow complex eating plans, I've pared the advice down to one healthy eating strategy. If you follow this strategy, you'll end up following many of the complicated nutrition "rules" without even trying....more

Lose It! #MyDayMyWay: In the Beginning I was 278 Pounds…

I had my 6 month check up on Monday, July 27 and I weighed in at a whopping 278 pounds. This is the largest I’ve ever been and I’m not going to stand for it anymore. At the end of this check up, I learned, not only do I still have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but I also have type 2 diabetes. I’ve been teetering on the edge for quite some time but I never thought I’d fall. Well, it looks like I was wrong....more

The Best Fitness Gyms in the US

When it comes to working out, you have loads of options. For many of us, the gym is the best option, because it gives us a lot more motivation than trying to work out on our own at home. But, which gym is best for you? There are so many different gyms out there that it can be difficult to find the best one, and not all of them are overly great. Here is a list of some of the absolute best fitness gyms in the United States....more

Don't Fall Into These Dangers of Clean Eating

I have many friends advocating a "clean eating" lifestyle. On the surface, this seems like a good idea. Eat more fruits and vegetables and fewer processed foods. That's always a wise goal. However, sometimes this nebulous concept of "clean eating" devolves into food camps almost religious in their fervor. In one camp, I have dear friends who are vegan because they read The China Study. In another camp, I have friends who avoid all bread because they read Wheat Belly. And then in another are my friends who have gone Paleo and espouse the virtues of meat, meat, and more meat (with a side of vegetables). I know half a dozen children whose mothers claim are allergic to gluten, even though the chances of this statistical cluster are slim. ...more
Great article. I'm convinced our whole Western society is neurotic about food. Like you said, ...more

Wear A Bicycle Helmet, Please!

                               I wanted to write this in late spring b...more