Chubby Wubby

I’m a wee bit concerned. My 5 year old is running around calling her sister chubby wubby. In a very cute and nice way of course. But still, I worry. Where is this coming from?...

Portion Control Made Easy

Once again, it is time for me to stand up and own my problems.  I have an issue with portion control. A portion to me is whatever the heck is on my plate. I still...

Fitness Tip: Go outside

Hopefully it’s starting to get warm wherever you are. Unless you’re my friend Bindi from Australia. In which case you should pull out the ski poles. For everybody else, it’s time to start skipping the...

Long Run: Blessed taper

Right now is my favorite part of marathon training, the taper. About three weeks before the marathon, you do your longest run of the training. Then for the next three weeks, you taper down the...

Yoga Pose: Chaturanga

It’s a fun word to say, but a pain in the butt to do. Part of the sun salutation, in power yoga, between nearly every pose you go through a vinyasa and do plank/chaturanga/updog/downdog.  Great...

Potpourri: Muscle loss

Here’s my current lament. Intense cardio for long periods of time,- ie marathon training- eats muscle. Your heart rate surpasses that fat burning zone and starts eating the carbs and protein, not the fat. So...

50 Shades of Ranting

One of these days I will do a little more research before I buy a book. In this case I didn’t. So today this post is a rant in the guise of a review for...

Dress for Success: Swimsuit hell

Having lost all this weight, I thought, hey, it’s swimsuit season. I need a cute bathing suit. And I got all excited. For once, I wouldn’t have to order out of the big girl’s catalog....

Snack Smart: Fattening vegetables

I have a friend, who will remain nameless, that loves to snack on baby carrots. I swear, her skin could turn orange. And not just from fake bake tanning. Anyway, she is not losing any...

Long Run and Fitness Tip: Cheerleaders

This weekend I did my longest run before the marathon in 3 weeks. 20 freaking miles.  I ran around my neighborhood, but I’m pretty sure if I’d been smart I could have run to the...