Standing on a soapbox

I read this on a friend’s Facebook page, which you can check out here, and I thought I would share my thoughts. First off, she was spot on and I couldn’t agree more strongly! Way to go, Phoenix! I have been on my healthy living journey (that’s what I call it because I don’t use the “D” word. You know, THAT one…DIET!) since November of … Continue reading Standing on a soapbox

The countdown is on, running and racing, plus some fantastic food finds

It’s time to get serious…the countdown to the Fargo Half-Marathon is on. There is a countdown timer on the website and I have to admit, it kind of freaked me out. 32 days. THIRTY-TWO DAYS! How the heck did that happen? I’m not ready. At least I don’t think so. Or maybe I don’t feel as ready as I was for the San Jose Half-Marathon … Continue reading The countdown is on, running and racing, plus some fantastic food finds

Lots to talk about! (Meaning, it’s a LONG post!)

Warning: This post is going to be filled with LOTS of pictures! First things first…I RAN! It was slow, but I didn’t even care. IT. WAS. AWESOME! This was my first run since January 28 – nearly one month ago! Because we have been having such stupid weather (bitterly cold temps, snow and lots of wind), I opted to run on the dreadmill (yes, this … Continue reading Lots to talk about! (Meaning, it’s a LONG post!)

A harsh and much needed conversation with…myself!

After polishing off the leftover-from-the-weekend salted dark chocolate brownie bites and candied praline pecans (both from Trader Joe’s), along with a couple of Brach’s cinnamon hearts, a caramel roll, a few bites of caramel sea salt gelato and a banana – yes, quite out of place wouldn’t you say – I decided that enough is FINALLY enough and it’s time to put on my big … Continue reading A harsh and much needed conversation with…myself!

Fun and games are over…time to get back to business

Today is my day. Most people start over on January 1 or January 2 (that’s when I typically do because seriously, January 1? We all know that many people are on their couches recovering on January 1 and I am no exception!) After seeing a large gain on the scale for the second week in a row, it is time to get down to business … Continue reading Fun and games are over…time to get back to business