My French Weight Loss Experiment Gone Awry

So here was my theory:  eat, drink and walk everywhere like the French do and start looking like the French.  You know the look.  Long thin arms with a delicate bra strap exposed that somehow just looks so sexy; gangly legs looking so perfect in colored skinny jeans; dresses that seem to just lightly drape on their bodies and hair swept up so effortlessly and little makeup that adds such a touch of chic.  Sigh.  ...more
Amazing! I loved reading this. I am living through you now. Your days sound heavenly. Soak it ...more

bkr Specializes in Water Bottle Chic

A water bottle in Fit and Well Atlanta Belle teal — how could I resist?...more

How to Start Running: Adjusting Your Mind-Set and Setting Expectations

Lately I've gotten a few requests to do a "how to get started running" post. I've been wanting to write a post about this for a while now, but the main thing keeping me from it is because I don't feel qualified. ...more
@The Hyphen Mum Excellent! What a wonderful story. That's amazing that you went from 15 seconds ...more

Running 101 Part 2

Have you made the leap and started to run? The first steps are always the hardest and most scary, once you take those, you are home free. Last post we discussed all the necessary components of getting ready for and going on your first run. This post we will discuss a few other factors to consider while on your run.Form:...more

No More Sucking it In!

I use to be the skinny kid, like really skinny – emaciated skinny. When I went to college I was 105 lbs. and 5’6. I never gained the freshman 15, I maybe gained 6 lbs. throughout all of college – yeah sorry you can hate me but just wait. I got married at a size 4, the dress was a little snug but at 118 I was really topping the scales at my (gasp) highest weight ever!...more

How I Went from Being the Last Kid Picked in Gym Class to Running Half Marathons

I love this. I had a conversation recently about how I think I'd have liked gym class a lot more ...more

Running 101 Part 1

Running is such a wonderful way to get exercise, but it isn’t always easy to take the first step. I wanted to take some time to share how you can start running and find your happy pace. If you are not currently a runner, think of this as your “Running 101″ course. And, if you are already a runner, think of this as a refresher course.1) Why Run?...more

The Ragnar Relay Washington, DC

What’s better than tackling a 193-mile run? Applauding others as they tackle it!That’s what you can do Friday, October 4, when the Ragnar Relay Washington DC, now in its third year, kicks off at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, Maryland. Barring any blown hamstrings, runners—working in teams of 12—will finish the following day at National Harbor in the Free State's Prince George’s County....more

How to Motivate Yourself to Lose Weight

Surviving the First Trimester of Pregnancy

 www.fitmommydiaries.blogspot.comAhh.. the first trimester!Isn't it something? ...more