health and lifestyle


Sometimes, maybe many times, you end up at a point in your weight loss (or other physical progress) where you can’t seem to move past it.  You’re not at your goal, but you seem to be stuck. What now? As my trainer says, your body works to reach equilibrium.  So when it comes to physical training, it means your body adapts to the training you give it – building tissue it needs or tearing down what it doesn’t....

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This one is a little different.  I am a tech-head by nature and profession, and in the realm of fitness that means apps and my new toy – the Fitbit.   The beauty of technology now – smartphones, mobile apps, wearable trackers and wireless everything – is that all of it integrates with each other and you can log and track and share it all. The picture here is the data my Fitbit (the Charge HR to be exact) tracked...

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Ever since I started exercising (maybe even as a kid doing PE), I have enjoyed doing stuff. Being strong, trying new things. Mostly since I started training in either martial arts or with a trainer, I enjoy seeing what my body is capable of. I’m (obviously) no bikini model, but I wouldn’t trade the stuff I can do just to be one. Athletes have the bodies for their sports. Not all of them are skinny or lean. But even the...

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What is convenient, really?  Cooking supposedly is not on that list.  Neither is grocery shopping.  But part of what keeps it from being convenient is education and access.  you have to go to the store to get the food you’re going to cook.  You have to know HOW to cook, and then WHAT to cook. In my life, I pretty much focus on convenience (i.e. laziness).  The MOST convenient for me is to eat what I already have in my house....

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When I first started trying to lose weight, my motivation was simple.  I was frustrated at the kind of person I’d become, and how it didn’t at all match who I wanted to be.  Not looks or medical concerns, but my lifestyle.   Oddly, it was enough to get me where I am now, at a healthy weight and able to actually do fun, active stuff.  Over the past 5 years, I’ve not only been living the healthy life, I’ve been...

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