Wednesday Check In / Keeping It Calm

keeping it calm

Wednesday check in....the words that strike fear in many of us. It's that day of the week that we have to jump on the scale and come face to face with what we have or haven't done to further our weight loss efforts over the past week. I have a new idea about this weigh in thing. How about if … [Read more...]

True Confessions


Every time I have a Tuesday post due, I really like it to be a Toot Your Horn Tuesday post. Unfortunately, if I am going to be totally honest with myself, it's a True Confessions Tuesday. I have been totally failing in the menu planning and grocery shopping department here at the old homestead. … [Read more...]

The Paleo Diet: part 1 – the paleo diet defined

fruits-veggies paleo 1

I've been asked by The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans to provide a little insight into the Paleolithic Diet.  I need to preface this series by stating I am in no way an expert on eating Paleo.  I am not a nutritionist.  I consider myself "paleo-ish" because I am not strict in following … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Marathon Training….Which Hasn’t Started (Yet)

austin marathon

I am about to start training for my first marathon and you guys get to come along on the ride with me. Now, I am by no means a new runner, I have been running for 5 years now.  I have 8 half marathons under my belt but have yet to tackle the beast known as a marathon.  I run a comfortable pace … [Read more...]

Give Yourself the Gift of Good Health

bdayl gift

As yet another birthday arrives, I'm reminded how important it is to give yourself the gift of good health.  That's why we're all here, right?  To make sure we get another birthday?  I know when I decided to take control of my health, the main reason wasn't just to look good in my jeans, it was to … [Read more...]

Running Gear: do I really need all this stuff?

woman runner training for marathon

Running is a free form of exercise!  You've heard that, right?  Well, I'm here to tell you that running is probably the most expensive "free" sport on the planet.  Yes, you can literally run naked through the streets if you so desire, and local ordinances permit it, but I wouldn't necessarily … [Read more...]

You Are What You Eat


    You are what you eat is a phrase I have heard my entire life, but until recently never really thought about. I have come to the conclusion that you are what you eat has never been more true than it is today.  The phrase basically means that to be fit and healthy you need to eat … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Finding Me Revisited


I decided that I wanted to repost a story I did last summer about "Finding Me". The post is as true now as it was then. It might even be more true. I have spent the last year truly finding me. We have gone through a lot of changes in the past year. My husband and I became empty nesters for … [Read more...]

Eye of the beholder: Body Image Challenge


Earlier this week I went out for dinner and wine with a new friend. We talked and had a great time and like so often happens in our society and culture nowadays, especially between girls-ladies-women, my new friend made a comment on her appearance: "Sorry I look like such a wreck today." First … [Read more...]

Wednesday Weigh In – Write It Edition

Wednesday Weigh In - Write It

Here it is Wednesday again, and it's time for our weekly weigh in, so hop on the scales and let us know how you are doing this week! I really want to know, so don't hesitate to let me know in the comments. This week I'm going to challenge everyone to go old school and write down some goals on … [Read more...]

Relay Fueling While Eating Paleo

HELP! relay edit

In a few days, I'll embark on my 2nd 200 mile relay.  I ran the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail 200 Mile Relay last year and had a blast.  This year promises to be as much fun or more, but I'm stressing about one thing (ok, lots of things but this one thing in particular).  Last year I was a relay newb … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Coulda Woulda Shoulda


I may be in a minority, but I have loved getting older. Each decade is a milestone. Each year has been an incredible learning experience. I can honestly say that the only age I ever gave a second thought to was 25 and only because it was brought to my attention as being a quarter of a century … [Read more...]

Desk exercises – stay fit at work


Raise your hand if you have a desk job. *I'm raising mine* Hour after hour of sitting, reading, and typing, or job searching away can be tedious and literally wreak havoc on your body. We are not meant to be sedentary - we are meant to be in motion. If you're lucky enough to have a fitness … [Read more...]

Thinking It Through

Thinking It Through

    This week has been a huge week of reflection for me and I've spent a lot of time thinking through the goals I have for the rest of this year.  This past Sunday was my birthday and I don't know about you but I always start thinking things through more around my birthday.  A good … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

The 1st of the month means new fitness challenges and a brand new edition of Sisterhood Shots! If you're just starting  or if you have been on weightloss/fitness journey for a while, our photo-a-day challenge is a great way to help document it! All you need to do, is look at the word prompt for … [Read more...]