pssst…let me tell you a little secret

Diets don’t work. I didn’t charge you a dime for that hugely valuable piece of information. You’re welcome. Long time readers know that I first ranted about the total bullshit of the diet industry here.  Then I continued to vent here. I know I have bitched about this topic in a handful of other posts but, as Sweet Brown would…

never thought I’d see the day

Monday evening I departed for my second business trip in as many weeks. NYC was my destination, and I was pumped, as evidenced by my status update on Facebook. I love New York. And my employers couldn’t have been more gracious, situating the office right in the heart of Times Square, clearly as a favour to me.…

monthly challenges recap: february edition

Welcome to the second installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: Barre fitness classes The first challenge I took on in February was 5 sessions at Pure Barre Fitness. I had heard much about this fitness craze, based on the principles of ballet training, and how these 55 minute classes could truly transform your body. I…

pure hell at Pure Barre

This post has been two weeks in the making. And now, due to a self-imposed deadline, I find myself writing it after an over-indulgent margarita-featured happy hour. Forgive the typos, won’t you? Five weeks ago I decided it was a good idea to buy another Groupon. We all know what happened the last time I did that. This…

a little reminder couldn’t hurt

When I first started out on the 365-day mission last year, one of the first investments I made was in a BodyMedia Core armband. Why? Because it would give me a real-time view (via the ugliest wristwatch on the planet) as to my progress against my calorie burn goals. In fact, the technology in this thing…

monthly challenges recap: January edition

It’s already February? When did that happen?? This can only mean one thing: It’s time for the first edition of the 2014 monthly challenges recap. Challenge 1: New Year juice cleanse The first challenge I took on in January was a one-week juice cleanse, which I wrote about here. I am especially proud of the fact…

supersize me not

While driving the other day my ears perked up to a news story on the radio. It was about a man who ate nothing but McDonalds for 3 months, and didn’t drop dead of a heart attack. In fact, are you ready for this?… He actually lost weight. WHAT? Most of us have heard of Morgan Spurlock…

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week 52 workout summary

Being the savvy and detail-oriented people you are, dear readers, you have no doubt noticed that this Weekly Workout Summary neither lands on a Monday, nor does it contain 7 days of workouts. The reason for this is that the 365 day challenge is now officially complete! As of yesterday – Dec 31, 2013 – I achieved my goal of…

week 51 workout summary

I am so excited to report that after 3.5 days without power due to a massive ice storm that hit Toronto on Saturday Dec 21st, our power came back on early Christmas morning. Friends, I don’t know how our forefathers did it. (Or how the Amish do it today for that matter…) Call me spoiled, I…

week 50 workout summary

The highlight of this week had to be the strength it took to get in a workout on Tuesday night (technically Wednesday morning). Tuesday for me began with a 4am wake up time so that I could be at the airport by 5:30 for a 6:30 flight to New York. Clearly there was no working out before…