Casey’s Journey

As I’ve mentioned, I want to include posts from friends, family, and blog readers who have had their own health and wellbeing experiences that are so amazing they have to be shared.  Casey is one of my best friends.  She is an amazing running partner, friend, and support system.  I’m so lucky to have her…

The Truth about Quality Carbohydrates and The Glycemic Index

Whew!  What the heck does that title mean?  Admittedly, that blog title is a mouthful but an important one and can help you choose what kinds of carbohydrates are the most effective and most nutritious for your system.  This post is going to put your brain to the test, there may be a little math…

Chasing the Dream…

Recently, I spoke with a friend of mine who was nearing her  weight loss goals.  These goals were of significance as she has been battling excess weight most of her life.  Losing 40 plus pounds by walking and eating clean, she was a testament to adopting meaningful changes and making them work for yourself.  Becoming…

The Simple Power of a Clean Pizza

A few weeks back I introduced my friend and favorite running partner (we did ten miles today by the way) Casey to my amazingly simple and clean pizza recipe!  Since that introduction, she has taken it home, served them for friends, family, and for her kids.  Recently, she sent me some pictures of her older…

No Rest for the Weary…

I feel like my body is trying to tell me something… and it’s been a common theme for me this week – fatigue.  I have been over training, not to an extreme, but certainly a touch too much and it has taken a toll.  I am grateful my nutrition has been so solid the last…

Transforming your body…

One should eat to live, not live to eat.  ~Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV I am asked questions all the time.  Friends, family, emails from blog readers, and at the gym when I train.  I was even stopped by an elderly woman in the locker room at a gym yesterday about arm workouts when we were in…

Muscle Vs. Fat

Do you obsess over a number on the scale?  Do you think that getting to a certain point on the scale will make you happy?  The numbers game we play with ourselves is something I encourage people to move away from… if you want to follow a number, get your body fat percentage measured and…

Stumbling Into It–The Average Guy’s Fitness Journey

As promised, I want to introduce my blogging audience with some of my dearest friends and my network of support, knowledge sharing, and accountability.  Jim is a running buddy with an emphasis on “buddy” and a member of my running club The Mud Mafia.  Jim is one of the most genuine people you will meet and…

Setting Goals for the New Year!

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce My metallic journal from B&N Christmas is officially over and 2011 is just around the corner!  It’s a good time to…

It’s a Lifestyle NOT a DIET

“People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas” My 90 year old grandpa& 82 year old grandma That quote really spoke to me!  Especially as 2010 is coming to a close.  Eating healthy…