• Rolling in to 2020

    OK, so we all make new years resolutions and most of us give up by the first three weeks. We all have the intent on starting over with a clean slate. New Year, New You right? Last year my new years resolution was to read at least twelve books. One for each month. How many did I actually read? One. Yes, one single book. This year I thought I would make a similar new years resolution, but this time I just want to read MORE. It could be five or twenty minutes a day, as long as I was reading something, anything. I remember when I was young, I read…

  • Hello February

    Wow, that was fast!  The first week of February has come and gone.  Are you still on track with your fitness and non fitness related New Year’s Resolutions?  If you’ve fallen off the wagon don’t beat yourself up too much. Sometimes a short break can help re energize and re ignite the fire you need to keep going again. Since increasing my mileage in January I’ve been pretty consistent with my training and working out in the gym.  I was also training six days a week with only one FULL day of rest. This is probably the reason I got shin splints to begin with which later made me cut back…

  • Vegan Update

    In Febuary 2013  I decided that I would make a serious lifestyle change and transitioin to a vegan lifestyle. In my last post “Falling off the Wagon,” I wrote about  challenges I expected as a new vegan.  My will power and temptation were definitely tested. During this transition I came across a documentary on Netflix called Vegucated and it changed my whole perspective on Veganism and why I felt it was the right decision for me.  It wasn’t until May 2013 that I officially became a Vegan.  Those three months were filled with more temptations, frustrations and trial and error. It was also an opportunity to figure out what I…

  • Happy New Year

    Ok! This post is a little late but I thought I’d give blogging another chance.  Wow! Has it really been over three years since I’ve logged on? Well you know, life happens. I hope this time around I can update once a week and try to post something helpful or at least entertaining to keep you coming back. I hope that you all had a great 2016 and are ready to take on 2017.  I am!  So how many of you have already given up on your New  Year’s resolution?  This year my biggest challenge will be training for my very first marathon. Along with logging more miles and challenging…

  • Falling off the wagon

    We’ve all done it. We make a goal, stick to it consistently for a certain period of time and then all of a sudden BOOM! We fall off the wagon or hit a bump on the road. For the past three weeks I haveTRIED to maintain a Vegan diet. No I didn’t go cold turkey. Two weeks prior to making my decision to transition to a vegan life-style, I started with green smoothies in the morning. I was obsessed with making these smoothies and creating all sorts of recipes, plus it was a jump start to my morning workouts. I then decided to slowly take away meat and fish and…