I had my first lifting session in about a month today, and I have really missed it! The last several weeks, I’ve been concentrating on running, and while I’ve seen a marked change in my speed and endurance (yay!), and the cellulite on my butt and thighs is shifting (double yay!), my body fat percentage … More Lifting Again!
Who else LOVES c25K? I do! I do! Couch to 5K is what got me started three years ago, when I got serious about working out while I was trying to lose weight. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to be able to run a mile, and maybe even a race, and I sure had … More C25K for Speed
I always forget about canned tuna, when I think about protein sources. I’ve always got a few cans in my pantry for the kids. It’s inexpensive, quick, and easy. Tuna sandwiches on squishy white bread were a beloved staple of my childhood. If I was feeling really grown-up, I would pan-toast one with about two … More Healthy Tuna Melt
If you’ve spent any time looking into PCOS (or diets or nutrition fads, really), you’re seeing a lot about keto, lately. And frankly, it’s freaking me out. I know, I know. Everyone who’s on keto is losing weight like crazy. It’s the new magic bullet. It’s “tricking your body.” It’s “teaching it how to use fat.” Except it’s not … More Why I will NEVER go keto.
I don’t know whether you’ve noticed, but I’ve put on a few pounds over the last three or four months. Personal stress, packing and moving, and just general laziness and threw me right out of balance, and before I knew it I was completely out of all my routines. Sure, sure, it’s hard to exercise when you’re … More Finding Balance: Food
Happy Independence Day to my U.S. readers! 🇺🇸💕 Last week, I started retraining with the Couch to 5k trainer. For the last nine months or so, I’ve been using HIIT sprints as my cardio after lifting. I love quick intervals, and it was a nice mental change to move to 60 or 90 second sprints … More HIIT, Intervals, and Speed
Sometimes, it feels like life is GO GO GO GO all the time. Am I the only one? I have four kids, a house that never seems clean enough, homework to supervise, errands to run, workouts to squeeze in, meals to plan, friendships to maintain, bickering to break up, sports practices and art classes to … More Finding Balance: Hobbies
Vulnerable moment, here: I’ve been busy, lately, and haven’t put as much effort into my health as I probably should. I’ve seen the scale creep up a few pounds, but I’ve been especially frustrated by watching areas of my body that I got so toned and muscular now starting to get soft. I … More Perspective: Two Years
I spent about 10 years sitting anywhere from 55 to 110 pounds overweight because I adore food. Then I finally found some balance. … More Finding Balance: Dieting
Workout Review: BarreAmped Fire. Last time I tried barre, I almost passed out. Is there hope? … More Workout Review: BarreAmped Fire with Suzanne Bowen