Five Ways To Tell You Are Eating Your Best

We all have good days and bad days when it comes to healthy eating.  Sometimes it's a beans, brown rice and a green smoothie day. Other days you find yourself digging your fork into your kids macaroni and cheese and finishing off their ice cream cone, only to be sneaking into the kitchen for a midnight snack. A single day, or one decadent meal, should not derail your efforts towards eating the best you can everyday.  Here are five ways to keep it in perspective and to remind yourself that, even on the bad days, you are still trying your best to eat healthy....more

An obvious glitch...

…because when I got out the front door this morning, I wasn’t immediately sweating. Ah,Mother Nature-you are so cruel. Teasing me with temporary low humidity and comfortable temperatures.I know you are two-faced,though, and will swipe the temperatures up in a blink of an eye. In the meanwhile, this might even call for going outside today and getting some chores done and sneaking in a little walking.Might as well get it in before the next string of 90+ degrees sneaks back in. Happy Wednesday!   ...more

Farmers Market Fun

Here comes the sun, do do do do! Today the sun finally came out which meant it was time to spend some time outside. Lilly and I went for a two mile jog and then went home for an upper body circuit. I did a drop set circuit starting with 20 reps of each exercise then subtracted five reps for each set with a total of 4 sets.Circuit:Chest press Over head press Tricep chop Scaption Tricep pushups...more

Truthseekers: Eggs are bad for your heart

EggLets Look at the Big Picture for Cholesterol:...more

{book review} Marathoning For Mortals

Every day I have an internal debate with myself, usually while I’m out on my morning run. Could I really run a full marathon? Do I have what it takes? A few weeks ago, I went to the library and checked out a handful of books on the subject to see if I could answer that question. I just finished the first book. Marathoning For Mortals by John “The Penguin” Bingham and Coach Jenny Hadfield....more

Fight Cancer Before It Fights You

Okay so I’ve said it, the C-word, but when one in four people are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives you can’t help but bring it to the forefront.  According to the American Cancer Society one man in six will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at some point in his life, but more importantly 2.5 million men in the USA who h...more

Finding Inspiration When We Least Expect it

I've never been one to enjoy strength training. In fact, unless I'm with a group of people, or taking a class, I find it really hard to make myself do it.But years ago, Hubby decided to get a bowflex. I had my doubts then if we'd ever use it. The answer is.. no we did not. It's used more to 'dry clothes' than build or tone muscles. In fact, I'm in the process of selling it. When I do any strength training at home, I use my free weights....more

If only...

The heat is continuing here, allegedly through tomorrow night, with the promise of a possible thundershower tonight. Hah! I should be so lucky! The fur girls and I go out for walks but the three of us come back in a puddle of drool mixed with my sweat.There isn’t enough fluid to keep me moving, and although I know you have to eat, well maybe we should have heat more, as it is a pretty decent appetite suppressant. As I write this, I am looking out the window and for mid-July, the bushes and plants have lost their true richness of green: they are looking somewhat peaked. ...more