The Long Run: I am not a Camel

So I was going through pictures from a recent vacation and found this picture of my sister and my kids riding a camel. I had to explain to the five year why a camel had...

Exercise for the Soul: Emotional Eating

My big fat waistline was a physical representation of an emotional issue. They were so inextricably linked, that I couldn’t solve one without the other. I was happy– I needed cake to celebrate. Rough day–...

Potpourri:10 pounds a year

Here’s a little something I read. If you cut off 100 calories a day, (that’s either by limiting your snack intake or walking one mile a day), you should lose 10 pounds over the course...

Dress for Success: If the Shoe Fits

  Coolest shoes ever right? They look cool, but they’d be hell to run it. Take it from somebody who knows, exercise wear starts with your feet. I’ve made ever mistake you can think of...

Snack Smart: Snack with intent

How many times have I meant to grab a handful of chips for a snack, then before I knew it the whole bag was gone? More times than my five year old can count. Easiest...

Know thy characters

So I just finished the novel I’ve been cowriting with Caleb Warnock. He invited me on board his project for two reasons.One: He’s insanely busy being a bestselling author an all.Two: He was having major...

Fitness Tip: HIIT

Before you hit the weights, start with 5 minutes of HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training.  It will kick you into that fat burning zone before you do lifting. Here’s an easy way to do it:...

The Long Run: Workout Barbie

Barbie: Every woman’s has had one, nearly every woman wants to look like one.How many of us actually do? Not a lot. I’ve been going to my Zumba class work about 6 months now. There’s...

The LIST

So right now I’m chained to my computer. I can literally feel it chafing against my ankle. It’s either that, or tweaked from running. The reason I am stuck here is a little thing called a...

Exercise for the Soul: Top 5

This is an exercise I really need for myself today. You can join along if you’d like. List 5 things that you love about yourself. I’m going to be big and brave and post mine....