At home workout ideas and equipment to stay in shape

I haven’t posted a workout or fitness routine in a few weeks, I have been slacking I know. I have been focusing a bit more on running lately and just kind of fell off the wagon (see, we all do it) but in the mean time I have been taking time to do very simple at home workouts that don’t require any machines. All you need is a pair of dumb bells, a mat and maybe a short barbell with plates....more

Christmas tree diet report

“Tell me something good,” I said, curled up next to Mr. T on the couch after dinner last week.“Cold Stone,” he replied.“RUDE!”This set off a discussion about how I desperately wanted Cold Stone but couldn’t have it thanks to myChristmas tree wager. In August I (foolishly) gambled that I could lose 13 pounds by December 1. If I win, I get a long-coveted Vitamix. If I lose, no Christmas tree. (No. Christmas. Tree.)...more

Today is The Day!

Today is the day!Well, actually Thursday will be the real day….but until then, today is the day! I have decided I have been overweight long enough. Kiko and I go to the gym and mess around, but that’s the end of that. I just ordered the Insanity DVDs. They will be here Thursday and then its game on! I am really excited about it too! I just hope I can have the stamina to follow through with it and actually see progress. ...more

Not Big Steps

Not Big Steps      I know it doesn't look like much been done. But I did complete two projects: when it comes to the bed....more

You Buy it, You Eat it!


Building Rituals: The Dilbert Guide to Managing Life

Every day when I make a cup of tea in the microwave I think of my Aunt Klara.While staying at her house in New Hampshire years ago, I dropped a tea bag into a cup of water and put it in the microwave. "No!" she (very nearly) shrieked. "You have to microwave the water without the tea bag!" And then she said why ... and I think it was something to do with the microwave making my teabag radioactive or something like that. I can't quite remember....more

Lotte Berk, Barre, and Your Flabby Thighs

I’m a huge fan of barre. I even made my husband build me a ballet barre, something that isn’t totally necessary, but makes me feel hardcore (as hardcore as a ballet barre can make anyone feel). When I like something, I tend to overdo it. I also tend to research it, sometimes for no reason other than an odd fascination with how trends begin. ...more

6 Tips for A Healthier Halloween

 These tips were originally published on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more