Zombies, Run! Exercising after Four Kids!

I have often thought it would be nice to find some kind of exercise or activity I could do to get and stay fit and improve my overall physical health, but I always found that having my kids around made that too difficult, either financially or logistically or both. I also had trouble finding something that held my interest. Simply walking was too boring. I hated running. I didn't have convenient access to a swimming pool, and I don't like swimming anyway. Besides, no matter what activity I chose, I'd have to either find childcare or somehow cart my kids along....more

5 Physical Improvements I've Had Since Going Vegan

You know how sometimes we get caught in a whirlwind of things suddenly happening to us, and we forget something important? Well, that recently happened to me: I recently started a new job, got lots of new opportunities for my blog (the new Everyday Heroes series taking off was awesome!), continued to explore our new surroundings in the Northwest Washington and almost got used to this new rhythm of life – and in the meantime, completely forgot that it's been over a year since I ditched all animal-derived foods and went vegan!All is not lost, so I’m going to celebrate my belated Veganniversary (yes, that’s a real word) today! And what’s a better way to do this than to count all my blessings and see how my life and wellbeing have changed since I made a leap towards a more responsible, sustainable lifestyle....more

Too Much Training, Too Little Fun, And Massive Burn Out

Well, the headline says it all... cause I think that's pretty much me at the moment. I started training for a June half that didn't happen. (Decision Made) And out of that decision I got caught up in the excitement of friends just finishing marathons, and I jumped on board to run a Fall marathon....more
I'm having similar feelings these days: in the past two years, I did marathons in the fall, but ...more

Get Bob Harper's jump-start weight loss diet: Tips from 'The Biggest Loser'

When it comes to the trainers on "The Biggest Loser," Bob Harper wins for longevity, humor and determination to help his contestants do what it takes to lose the weight and keep it off....more

Starting A New Chapter - Our Journey To Healthier Eating Begins

I have to say that I'm truly excited to start this new chapter. In the past, when it's come to food related changes, I've never held any 'excitement'. I've set goals, but no true excitement about change....more

Maria Menounos loses 40 pounds with low-carb diet and walking

Think you can never be too thin? Wrong, says Maria Menounos, who revealed how she lost 40 pounds the healthy way with diet and exercise in an interview with the Examiner....more

My Super Cool Running Playlist

My Super Cool Running Playlist! ...more

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