Let's Get Social

It sure has been awhile since I posted last. You may have wondered where the heck I went. Well besides enjoying my summer, I've been brushing up on my Javascript, jQuery skills and learning a bunch of other computer nerdy languages. No seriously! See what happens when I can't get outside to run....more

Why 2014 is a great time to be female with a little junk in the trunk

On my morning blog scan I read an article on US Weekly's website with the headline, Demi Lovato: Kim Kardiashian "Revolutionized Our Generation's View of What Beautiful Is." At first I rolled my eyes. I read the article and I rolled my eyes again....more

My Weight Loss Journey

PART 1: THE BEGINNINGI wanted to share a little bit about my weight loss journey with you so you can know where my voice on this blog is coming from and some of the things I have been through.This is me as a young girl....more

About Me

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Cashing in My Marlboro Points


2 Medals In 2 Days - Take 2

I don't know if you remember this, or for any new followers out there, last year I did theDouble Header 2 half marathons in 2 days. I did it with a friend and it was so much fun. So we both signed up to do it again. She got injured at Boston, and wasn't able to do both races this year. ...more

My Deaf & Mute Love Affair with RedPepper NUUD No Screen Technology Waterproof iPhone 5 Case

You arrived in the mail just the other day, all shiny white with black trim and with that new made-in-China phone case smell. I immediately liked you a whole, real, lot my Red Pepper NUUD Screenless Technology Waterproof Case for iPhone 5. I'd waited a long time to get you, after all....more

Dr. Oz weight loss supplements: Green coffee bean and garcinia cambogia

Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of "YOU: On A Diet Revised Edition: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management," has gained a reputation for featuring weight loss supplements frequently. And two of them, garcinia cambogia and green coffee bean extract, continue to be marketed by many supplement companies. But do they really work? Should you try them?...more

Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet book review

Low carb diets win for weight loss in study after study. Saturated fats deserve our praise, not our fear, say an increasing number of scientists and health experts....more

How Do Personal Trainers Stay Fit?

Who doesn’t want to know how a professional takes care of business?  We've all read the articles: "What Does A Genius Do To Help Remember Important Tasks?" (They apparently focus on one task at a time.) or “What Does Jennifer Aniston Do to Have Sexy, Beautiful Hair?” (She uses "Living Proof," her own haircare line, go figure.) or the most recent one I read: “How Does Oprah Relax?” (She takes Sundays off.) I have been a personal trainer for over 20 years.  During these past two decades, I have helped a lot of people lose weight, get fit, feel better, and live longer. In this time I, myself, have actually gotten leaner and healthier too.  I have a lower body fat percentage at 44 years old than I did when I was 30 (take that middle-age!), and I can still beat people younger than me in a foot race and in the gym – however the recovery time is a tad bit longer than it used to be. These are the top 6 things I do to stay in shape. ...more
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