Tales from the gym 

A few days ago, I showed you what was on my phone’s camera roll. Today, I’ll let you in on what I’m thinking about my workout experiences.  I returned to my gym yesterday. I haven’t been there in a while and it shows in more ways than one. I’ve lost some of my fitness and…

Trying-It Thursday

You don’t think you can but you’ll never know if you can unless you try. Make today Trying-It Thursday. Attempt something you don’t think you can do. You might surprise yourself! Find me on Bloglovin, Instagram and Twitter.   

Eating After Exercise

How long after a workout should you eat? I try to get a mix of carbs and protein within a half hour of a run or gym workout. If I’m just playing around in the park, it might be longer but if I don’t refuel within a reasonable time, I feel lethargic and lightheaded, especially…

Death By Exercise

Dave Goldberg falling off a treadmill and dying on a gym floor is the kind of news that makes you question a lot of things about life. I’ve been in shock since I first heard the story on the news. The last few months, I’ve amped up my exercise routine, I started swimming lessons, I…

Best of March

Proudest Accomplishments  4 swimming lessons under my belt  Umpteen stories finished  Following my workout plan  Best Outfits       Best Meals       Best Workouts     Best blog posts Once is Not Enough Series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Lessons From Wild Animals Raw Vs. Cooked Vegetables Tips for Eating Right…

3 Life Lessons From Wild Animals

I visited the Museum of Natural History over the weekend and couldn’t help thinking about the life lessons I was getting from the exhibits. Today, I share 3 lessons from the museum with you: Eat Right: Diet isn’t everything. Last week, I had an interesting argument debate with my gym friend about replacing all-you-can-eat cake…

Thursday Thoughts

5 random thoughts on a Thursday afernoon  The Apple Watch app is now on my iPhone thanks to me finally updating to iOS 8.2 on the first day it was available to download. So every glance on my phone is a reminder of what I don’t have but which Tim Cook did a great job…

The 4 X 4 To Living A Full Life

One of my favorite texts in the Bible is Luke 2:52: And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. That statement encompasses the four stages of development we should strive for in life, and pay attention to everyday. Here are 4 ways to engage these 4 areas. 1. Wisdom – Mental stimulation There…

Five Memories

Ever stopped mid-laugh to think how you would remember a joke? Ever stopped mid-smile to write about it in your journal? Nah, me neither. Which is why, I am taking the time to remember the week now that it’s almost over and before the memory has faded. My Five Best Moments This Week 3 gym workouts this week….

How Much Exercise Does It Take To Lose A Dress Size?

How long after you start a workout do you notice the difference? How much work do I have to put in before I can throw away my “fat-pants”? How much exercise before everyone starts to notice? Those are not really my motivations but I had to get your attention.  It feels like my body is…

Moving From Goal Setting To Goal Getting

Setting goals is the easy part. I say, “I want that life. These are the steps I will put in place to get to that target.” But the execution of the steps is a daily grind. My goals for this week are: Get to 30,000 words in the novel (I’m currently at 15,418) Exercise everyday…