A Hike to an Illegal Teahouse High in the Mountains

July 29, 2015

I’ve gone on some pretty fun hikes with my pal Jeff. We’ve crossed the Bridge to Nowhere, ascended to Inspiration Point, and walked the very same road Charlie Chaplin once famously walked. A few days ago, we went on another fun hike, to find a beautiful piece of art high up on a mountain. And we got awesome (and smoggy) views along the way!

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Our goal was to find a little Read the rest of this entry »


It’s Time to Change How I Think About Weight Loss Maintenance

July 27, 2015

I’m hard on myself. Probably harder than I should be. I set high standards and goals, and I’m good at beating myself up when I don’t reach them. When it comes to my health and weight loss journey, I push myself. And the results are impressive. I’ve lost around 160 pounds, and kept it off for over four years.

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There are so many times, though, that I simply feel that this isn’t good enough. And that’s when I start beating myself up. And it’s got to stop. I need to rethink weight loss maintenance.

You know the saying Read the rest of this entry »


Three Workout Videos That Kicked My Butt

July 24, 2015

One of the awesome friends I saw last weekend at the IDEA World Fitness Convention was my friend Leslie.

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Leslie recently gave me the chance to try out a new service she works with, called AcaciaTV. It took me a while to learn how to pronounce it (“a-kay-sha”), but I won’t soon forget it, because it’s very cool. You can try it too – keep reading for a coupon code!

AcaciaTV is a Read the rest of this entry »


This Colonoscopy Post Is Going To Be Really Shitty

July 22, 2015

I mean that literally. I had a colonoscopy the other day, and there’s lots of preparation involved. Basically, I had to flush out my gastrointestinal tract, so they should put a camera up my you-know-what and look around. And that involved lots and lots of bowel movements.

I don’t want to bury the headline, though: I’m fine. No need to worry about me. My primary care doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy as a Read the rest of this entry »


Check Out This PURPLE Asparagus! Then Check Me Out On Periscope!

July 20, 2015

Sometimes I think I’ve seen all the oddly-colored vegetables out there. Orange cauliflower, purple carrots, orange baby zucchini? I’ve seen (and eaten) them all. So I practically jumped out of my skin when I saw, at the store…

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PURPLE ASPARAGUS!
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It’s the Off-Season… and I Couldn’t Be Happier

July 16, 2015

If you’re looking for fresh, compelling, thrilling content about the edge-of-your-seat world of competitive stair racing… go somewhere else. There aren’t any stair races in the summer months. They’ll pick up again in the fall. It’s currently the off-season. And I’m ecstatic. Here’s why:  Read the rest of this entry »


Richard Simmons Hasn’t Been Seen in 18 Months… But Here’s Why I’m Still Going to Slimmons

July 14, 2015

Last Thursday night marked the first time in over a month that I took an aerobics class at Slimmons. A busy travel calendar kept me away, and I was excited to return. The Slimmons classroom has a long history, and it’s a very important place for me. And the reason why is evolving.

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Richard Simmons opened the doors at Slimmons 41 years ago. He wanted to create a Read the rest of this entry »


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