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

Yoga Doesn't Have to Be Dull: Amazingly Unique Yoga Classes

I’ve tried yoga time and time again, and although I know it’s good for you and has health benefits, performing the poses in typical yoga classes just doesn’t grab me....more

The Hills Are Alive: 2015 Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon in Review

 Run the Bluegrass was truly an EXPERIENCE! It was held March 28, 2015 in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. My HB signed us both up for this race--more so of a surprise to me. I'll admit...I smiled when I received the confirmation in my inbox. The HB is a "Bling Chaser" (i.e., he runs for the shine, not the time--yes, that's his mantra)....more

An Ode to Fitbit

It is tiny, yet mightyTwo years ago I bought what soon would become my best friend and motivation for years to come, a Fitbit One. Since the day I took it out of the box, my life has changed. Trust me, it is not an overstatement. What is so great about this device? Read on for an answer! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that this post is solely my opinion and is NOT sponsored by Fitbit or any other company. I am writing this to share how I feel about the device and maybe help you decide if you need a fitness tracker. There are newer models out there, but I will be discussing the core features of Fitbit that are present in all of their latest trackers....more

Sweating it out

Did you know we have 2.6 million sweat glands in our system? I think some of mine should have dried up by now! Yet there is only potassium and salt apparently in sweat …I was so hoping a nice ounce or two of fat would drip off me too but apparently that only happens to chickens on a rotisserie not me on a stationary bike at +20 level....more


As I mentioned last week, I ran the Rock N Roll Chicago half marathon on Sunday!...more

Grab a Coworker and Move Your Bodies with These Easy Exercise Pairs

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

Friday Weigh-in: 30.3 Pounds Down!

230.2 pounds for today’s weigh-in! I jogged (or rather, walked briskly) right past that 30 pound mark – woohoo! That’s 2.6 pounds lost in the 3 days I’ve been back on induction-level carbs and SO CLOSE to the 220s! But the bigger milestone with 230.2? My lowest weight in 8 or 9 YEARS was 230.8, back in 2012. I haven’t weighed this low since 2007 or 2008. That’s when I put on 50 something pounds from the undertreated Hashimoto’s… Except for that low in 2012, I’ve mostly been stuck in the 250s since 2009....more

Everyday Life in Utopia

Anyone who has trouble making changes in life should read Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. I subscribe to her newsletter, so I already knew that I am what she calls an Obliger....more

How 5 Minutes a Day Can be Life Changing!

Decluttering my house has been a new routine that started with committing to wake up 5 minutes earlier every morning three years ago. This habit and routine enabled me to add other life giving habits. Habit begets habit. This post will share how 5 minutes a day can be life changing. ...more