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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan [...]

Two Weeks of Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

It has been two weeks since my husband and I spent the entire day watching a marathon of food documentaries. Those documentaries changed the way we view food and our relationship with it. Two weeks later we are still discovering new foods and experimenting with how to prepare them. Our juicer is getting a workout [...]

Feeling Gooder

Cheerry Tomatoes

It has been one week since I sat through the marathon of food documentaries. As a result of watching those DVDs, I have dropped processed foods from my diet and opted to get my nutrition from whole foods instead. In addition to getting rid of processed foods I’ve also severely cut back my meat intake. [...]

Can You Lose Weight Spinning?

Spinning

I can only write from personal experience and mathematics.  Personally, I’ve only been spinning for a short period of time so whether or not I’m losing weight it’s too soon to tell.  The scale did go down a pound or two but it could be a combination of spinning and dietary habits. The Mathematics of [...]

Late Night TV and Spinning

Spinning DVD

The other night I was up late and was flipping through cable channels when I happened upon a Spinning infomercial.  Of course, since I just got back into spinning, I decided to watch the infomercial. The program advertised the virtues of spinning. As part of their sales pitch they showed several before and after pictures [...]

A Pleasant Fitness Surprise

I re-joined my favorite gym last week and went for a fitness evaluation.  Much to my surprise, I’m not in as bad shape as I thought. My biggest challenge is increasing my flexibility.  My BMI was good, my body weight distribution ratio was good, my bicep strength was excellent (from lifting heavy groceries and laundry [...]

Oh Those Pesky Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes

In 2006 I had my first confrontation with hot flashes. At first I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It couldn’t have been hot flashes, I was way too young (or so I thought). After coming to the shocking realization that I was actually having hot flashes, I started doing some research on [...]

Are Gyms Really Necessary?

Gym

This is really a rhetorical question. Gyms are a great place to workout, socialize, get motivated, increase physical fitness and, if you’re not careful waste a ton of money. I’ve probably done all of the above when it comes to joining a gym. I get suckered in by all of the great equipment, the fun [...]

How to Eat Whatever You Want and Lose Weight

I don’t understand why the idea of eating whatever you want and still lose weight is such a hard one for us to understand. It’s basic science. If we burn off more calories than se take in, then we’ll lose weight. If we want to eat a lot, then we have to burn a lot. [...]

Thin but Not Fit

Too Thin

The other day at the grocery store checkout line, I got to watch the thin woman in front of me place her items on the conveyor belt. She was dressed in white shorts and an aqua blue top. All of her clothes were form fitting. Although she had an attractive figure for an exceptionally thin [...]