FitWit Foundation: Changing Fitness for Atlanta Youth!

The FitWit Foundation, created by Josh and Erin Guerrieri, offers a free fitness camp and tutoring for children in Atlanta, GA. The Guerrieri's both taught and coached in inner-city schools in Atlanta . After seeing a need for quality fitness and tutoring programs for the students they worked with, they created FitWit. FitWit is a combination of two programs — personal fitness training (Fit) and academic tutoring (Wit) — proven to be an effective blend in addressing a traditionally under-served student population....more

Feeling The Squeeze - Compression Sleeves

Yesterday was my first run in 11 days....11 days.... and it felt... well... great to be moving... still tender.. not totally well....stopped and stretched a few times... still can't pinpoint the exact sore spot... but finished a 3 mile treadmill run. And I can walk today for the most part without pain....more

Al Sharpton Lost 175 Pounds: Here's His Diet Details

Looking for a weight loss option that doesn't involve Paleo or low carb diets? Meet Reverend Al Sharpton, who lost an amazing 175 pounds on a primarily vegetarian diet, according to the Inquisitr. Here's his diet details:...more

Aurorae Yoga Mat Towel Review and Giveaway

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience.Have you ever been working out on your yoga mat and slip from being too sweaty? I find that if I'm too sweaty I have a hard time holding the poses because I keep losing my grip. And if you are thinking about hot yoga, I would definitely recommend a yoga towel....more

priorities

I missed a race today. I woke to pouring rain at 4:00 AM. It rained steadily all morning. I watched the weather radar for the race venue area and, based on the path the rain was taking, it looked like it would be full on pouring when the race started at 9:00 AM. I opted to stay home. I am still exhausted from my trip last weekend and everything I did this week to catch up for being gone. I couldn't imagine running a race, soaking wet and temps in the mid 50's, and not getting really sick....more

IS DAIRY RIGHT FOR YOU? IF YES, CHOOSE WISELY.

Dairy is one of the food groups that are highly debated in the Paleo world. Those who are strict Paleo don’t touch it since our caveman ancestors didn’t eat it after their infancy, during which they consumed human milk. However, I don’t believe that this should be the baseline for whether we should eat something or not, as it could still be beneficial for our health....more

XXL Burrito

Today like a good little fat girl, I was holding true to the sacred rule of grocery shopping...stick to the outer perimeter. You know that single track that circles the market and holds all the good for you and sometimes tasteless goodies that we are trying to program ourselves to eat....more

:: FITNESS :: Hitting My Stride

As you may recall from my September forecast post, as homage to the month's theme, CHANGE, I announced my commitment to run my first half marathon.  This was obviously a change directed at my level of physical ability, but also at my ability to challenge myself, my ability to follow through, and my ability to overcome. It's been quite the journey, and I'm still going strong in the midst of my eighth week of training. Perhaps stronger than ever, actually....more