My last race left me a bit frustrated with how I've been trying to shove everything into my schedule...balancing school, freelancing, internship, and personal relationships left very little time for training the last few months, and I'm fed up! I've gained a bit of weight (SUPER SADFACE) and frankly, that's not okay. I'm feeling less … Continue reading Spring Cleaning: Paleo Diet and My Brand New Training Schedule
I came across this great collection of tips this morning! It's pretty easy to get over-indulgent and lazy over the holidays. What is it with the last few weeks of the year that brings out the inner sloth in all of us? Below are ten tips on how to avoid holiday weight gain -- or … Continue reading Avoid Holiday Weight Gain With These 10 Tips (via RunKeeper)
It might seem a bit impossible to eat well on a budget, but more and more I am discovering that it is cheaper and easier to eat healthy at home. I ran a couple of miles after work and then wrapped up the evening with a weight training set. After I finished I was pretty … Continue reading The $2.32 Power Dinner
I'm totally guilty of this! I think that my beverage preference, in order of most desirable to least desirable, would be: Water Iced tea (unsweetened) Fruit juices (fresh squeezed) Fruit juices (cocktails, half juices, and more) Soda (but always diet) However, after seeing all of this information, I might have to reconsider what I'm doing … Continue reading What Evil Lurks In Your Bottle?
I came across this awesome video my friend posted on Facebook called 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? If you have eight minutes to spare, it might be the best thing you could ever watch for your health. It's something that seems pretty obvious, but coming … Continue reading The 23.5 Hour Challenge
This morning I was appalled to find that one of the web's largest business discounters, Living Social, was running a coupon program on McDonalds. Amazingly enough I was not aware that the fast food behemoth was in desperate need of sales, since they are a pretty profitable company, mostly at the expense of our … Continue reading The Cooking vs. Eating Out Conundrum
Managing cravings and expectations is a large part of your metamorphosis when overhauling your lifestyle. For the last few days, I've been craving and indulging in my sweet tooth. Cakes, pies, pastries...bring it! However, this morning, I woke up with my sweet tooth in full swing again, except this time, I decided that instead of … Continue reading Managing Cravings and Expectations
It's Monday, it's Monday! Mondays are usually notorious for bad things...like the start of a dreaded work week. (That's never my case, but if it is yours, you might want to consider what's going wrong.) Another way you can think of Monday is the start of a new, fresh week that is wide open for … Continue reading Motivation Monday: You Have A Blank Slate Ahead
Eating well in college is difficult. My experience was rather strange but since I switched around to five different colleges in five years, I feel that I had a pretty decent grasp of what it could be like for others. My first year in college was a military school, so I was pretty much force-fed … Continue reading Via Formspring: Thanks for your advice before! I have a question about eating. It’s probably the thing I struggle with the most. Based on the college life, what would one eat at let’s say, the dining hall?
A friend invited me to donate blood sometime this week. If you've ever been curious about donating blood and how long you'll need to scale back and for how long, here's a pretty reasonable answer I found after doing some quick research. A healthy athlete should be able to recover completely from donating blood in … Continue reading Giving Blood as an Athlete