“I’m Huffing and Puffing and Sweating… How Long Will This Last?”

August 16, 2018

Today I’m answering a reader question, and it’s about a tried-and-true piece of fitness equipment: the stepmill! Let’s see what’s on Lily’s mind.

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Dusting Myself Off After a Binge-Eating Episode

August 15, 2018

I’ve been having a really good August: eating healthy food, making smart choices, keeping active with my daily walks. I feel better about myself and my progress than I have for a while.

But that doesn’t mean I’m flawless. I make mistakes, and I’m okay with that too. I’m trying to be better about acknowledging my stumbles, moving on, and focusing on my strengths.

I had a binge-eating episode late one night, last week. It was Read the rest of this entry »


Conquer the Overlook 2018 (Race Recap)

August 12, 2018

What?! A Race?! Less than two weeks after LASIK surgery?

Yup, it’s true. But I didn’t defy any doctors’ orders. I was told I Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things Week: Cheetos Everywhere!

August 10, 2018

I’ve sharing new things all week long, and I’m going to finish up with some silliness. It’s my new favorite app, and it allows you to see the whole world in a new way: where everything is made of Cheetos! Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things Week: Funky and Fresh Farmers Market Finds

August 9, 2018

WHOA! These are some loooooooong beans!

Guess that they’re called? Long beans! (Other acceptable answers: Chinese long beans, yardlong beans, asparagus beans and snake beans.) And they’re just one of many exciting new-to-me purchases from the farmers market. Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things Week: Bowflex’s Awesome New Machine and Mmmm, SEAWEED!

August 8, 2018

Are you ready for an awesome workout?

That’s me on the Octane Fitness LateralX, an incredible cardio machine I got to use earlier this year while visiting Portland. I raved about it right here on the very blog, but it’s a commercial-grade machine, meaning if you don’t have it at your gym, you’re pretty much screwed. NOT ANYMORE.
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Trying New Things Week: Spices and Worldly Goods

August 6, 2018

How good does this cauliflower steak look?

Spoiler alert: it tastes good too! The spice mix I used on it is new-to-me, and it’s the kick-off to a whole week of experiments. Read the rest of this entry »