my year[s] of sweat!

After wasting a lifetime chasing quick fixes, I finally put my big girl pants on and took accountability for my health. I exercised every single day of 2013. And it didn't kill me. So now I'm continuing my journey of well-being into 2014. Please join me!

the truth about beauty

Because I am still in denial about being sick, I keep attempting to run. And then, like clockwork, my clearly-still-too-sick-body delivers a perfectly placed bitch-slap square across my face, announcing I’m a dumb-ass. … Continue reading

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evil: thy name is monsanto

In between hours of watching embarrassingly bad TV - you know, the show where someone’s torch gets snuffed out and the one where some douchebag hands out roses to a bevy … Continue reading

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why do I do this to myself?

I’m sick of being sick. My cold symptoms made their first appearance two weeks ago Monday. I dismissed the scratchy throat and stuffy nose as mild annoyances, and believed wholeheartedly that they … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 99 Comments

dancing into the light

One of the unexpected joys of blogging is the friendships I’ve cultivated with other bloggers. Since Sam first introduced herself to me, back in July, I have had a huge … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 98 Comments

correcting my bad form in time for April goal setting

In 2013 I had a clear game plan: exercise each and every day of the calendar year, 365 days total. I stated my goal, chased my goal, and attained my goal. Victory … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 72 Comments

the vampires know what’s up

My world is an interesting dichotomy. I workout like a fanatic and incorporate all manner of healthy foodstuffs into my daily diet, and yet I go to the movies and respond, “hell yes!” … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 79 Comments

monthly challenges recap: March edition

Welcome to the third installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: A Return to Running After a long, long break from running (November – February), something compelled me … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 66 Comments

when bad technology happens to good people

Smartphones have indisputably made my life better. There was a time, not too many years ago where my bag was burdened with a cell phone, a digital camera, a PDA (NB: … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 64 Comments

…and this little piggy ran wee, wee, wee all the way home.

Originally posted on my year[s] of sweat!:
Today I had my best run ever. Ha! Never thought I’d type those words. Like ever. It wasn’t the best because I…

March 29, 2014 · 9 Comments

oil: it’s not just for salads and wrestling anymore

It’s been a whopping 10 weeks since I last tried a new health fad. Who could forget my week long juice fast? I’ll be sure to do that again soon never. Well this … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · 90 Comments

breaking up is hard to do

There are only a few people in this world who I absolutely need in my life.  There are many I want there, but few I actually need. My hairdresser is … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 99 Comments

psa: don’t run with a broken ass

Strength training is important for many reasons, not the least of which is that by adding lean muscle mass you ramp up your body’s fat burning capability. Seriously, who wouldn’t want this? I … Continue reading

March 24, 2014 · 88 Comments

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