Using Every Method Possible to Get to the Top! (Stair Climb for Los Angeles 2018 Race Recap)

September 30, 2018

I didn’t think I was ready for a stair race. Not yet. It was only a few weeks ago that I was cleared to exercise again after recovering from my LASIK surgery, and getting back into shape has been challenging. And yet, on Friday, I pinned a bib to my shirt and looked up at the skyscraper housing the tallest stairwell west of the Mississippi. Gulp!

This was my sixth year racing at the Stair Climb for Los Angeles, a fundraiser benefiting the Downtown-Ketchum YMCA, so I knew what to expect: Read the rest of this entry »

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Rivers in Southern California Aren’t Really Rivers… But This One Is!

September 25, 2018

This past weekend I went to Temecula, a beautiful wine-producing area about two hours outside of Los Angeles, for a wedding. I was a groomsman, and I clean up nice, if I do say so myself!

The wedding was a blast, and I’m so excited and happy for my friends Amber and Nandor, the bride and groom, but this post isn’t about the wedding. It’s about the hike I did that morning. Read the rest of this entry »


Three Awesome Stair Workouts… and TWO Were at Theme Parks!

September 12, 2018

My new puppy JJ is a now a stair climber!

Climbing stairs with JJ is one of the three workouts I’m covering in this post. I’m going to start with my workout at Universal Studios Hollywood, which may seem like déjà vu if you’ve been a long-time reader. Read the rest of this entry »


This Salad is So Easy… and I Used the BIGGEST Lemon I’ve Ever Seen!

September 9, 2018

I went to a potluck barbeque over the weekend, and my contribution was a salad. People really seemed to like it, and it was completely eaten – two good signs that I should share it with all of you! Here’s how to make an easy, healthy and delicious Green Bean and Mushroom Salad.
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A New As-Seen-On-TV Workout… on a Stairway Covered with Snakes!

September 6, 2018

I found a super cool stairway covered in snakes!

I’ll get out of the way, so you can see the full mural in its full glory. Read the rest of this entry »


Thai Coconut Tri-Color Cauliflower

September 4, 2018

I went to my friend Mat’s birthday party on Labor Day. He and his wife Maggie threw a backyard BBQ at their new home, and I brought a side dish that people really loved. I got lots of compliments. One guy said, “You made the cauliflower? I just have to shake your hand!”

Here’s how to make… Thai Coconut Tri-Color Cauliflower!

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September Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

September 3, 2018

Hello there! This is my monthly dive into the facts and figures of my healthy efforts. Normally I start with my weight loss chart, but this time around I’m going to save that for later and start with my workout calendar. Check it out: Read the rest of this entry »