Strength, Intensity and Cardio: In a world of “ors”

My health.  So far so good.  I am currently not inflamed. I’m not sick.  I can breathe.  No asthma attacks.  No exhaustion. No weakness. And with that I have been slowly stepping up my fitness goals. I reached a plateau which I’ve talked about many times before.  Becoming a vegetarian/ pescatarian 95% of the time …

Sleep it off!

You’re stressed, angry at the world, and your body isn’t recovering.  Have you been sleeping?  Sleep it off baby. Examine this article on sleep duration: Is too little sleep a cause of weight gain? Answers from Donald Hensrud, M.D. It may be. Recent studies have suggested an association between sleep duration and weight gain. Sleeping…

Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows

Some days with this cooler weather, you start thinking about hot chocolate with marshmallows.  My favorite is Abuelita’s Mexican hot chocolate. Give yourself a break, and add some marshmallows or a cinnamon stick. Get into your yummy flannel pajamas, and curl up into your favorite chair. I like to get into my writing and research mode,…

Keepin’ it Clean… On Staying Fresh

Staying fresh at the gym sometimes seems difficult.  To avoid illness, infections and bacteria, here are a few tips to keep you protected. 1) Keep extra deodorant in you gym bag.  It’s always good to have two sets just in case.  You could get mini deodorants (travel size) at any drugstore to keep. 2) Use…

Friends, groups, and like-minded people…

  This is my friend Carol who I adore.  She’s in one beautiful person in my circle and she belongs there. Recently,  I joined a fitness/diet circle and I realized that it was the wrong circle.  Why should it matter you ask?   Well it does matter?   Yes!!!!! In this circle, that I recently joined, most…

You’re cramping my life…

Get those negative people out of your life.  You know the debbie downer’s, the negative nelly’s, the ones that want you to feel bad so that you can feel good. Well I really want to talk about is cramping… Like real cramps, leg cramps, finger cramps, toe cramps… Causes of cramping can be several factors….

Azul, Azure, Bleu, Bluest Sky

La Roux… Nothing hurts more than unrequited love.  All the things that hurt us will dissolve in time… I love to go outside and do my exercise.  Lately, the days have been filled with blue and grey skies, and whether the sky is blue or the sky is grey, I become one with nature.  There’s…

Yay! .COM

.com It’s official!  I’m a member of the .com family!

Oh My! Jambalaya!

Ok, I know this isn’t a good sign… I’m eating jambalaya. I messed up my diet for the week. I promise that I’ll better after this weekend in Los Angeles. I cannot diet, when I’m with my boo and especially when I’m in Los Angeles. We visit every month or two and this is when…