healthy lifestyle

My Thanksgiving eating tip

I'm so excited.  I love the holidays because this is the one of two times the family gets together and we have a good time. Of course there is always reason to give thanks and to eat some good food.  It's always hard during the holidays to slow the eating down when you're being tempted [...]

When I travel, it's really hard to get the meal prepping done.  Guess what? I'm going to be doing a lot of traveling for the rest of the year so I'm going to have to learn to perfect the system.  I usually end up skipping a workout so I can get everything done but yesterday [...]

Running a bit behind

This past weekend put me a little behind on the food prep thing which in turn has kind of made life a little harder. This weekend I ran one of those Hot Chocolate races and it wasn't a good experience. I'll put that in a separate post for the interested parties later. But that meant [...]

My favorite graduate school professor told me "knowledge is power but people don't want to pay for that power." Paying for information doesn't necessarily mean a monetary exchange, sometimes is a time exchange too. Hearing that statement changed my world and continues to influence how I look at things now. I want to preface this [...]

It's different for everyone and it's going to change over time.  Keep that in mind.  I've said it many many times.  The journey I took is different from the one Willie took and will be different from the one many people take. A lifestyle change is about developing new habits.  In our case, our lifestyle [...]

Tuna Chickpea Salad

This past weekend I took my bestie to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods!  She had never been.  I was shocked when I found this out because I love those places.  Any health foodie loves Whole Foods, right?  Yes I know it's expensive BUT you can find stuff in that store you can't get most places. [...]

Folks, we're heading to China  and the internet situation there isn't as open as what we enjoy here.  I don't know what kind of access I'm going to have to the internet.  I'll set up a few posts to post while I'm away, but for the most part I'm going to be out of pocket. [...]

Every time Willie and I end up in the media, the Facebook and e-mail messages start rolling in with people saying the same thing.  "HELP! I need to lose weight.  Please tell me what to do." I try to read the messages but honestly it's just a lot of messages saying the same thing.  Reading [...]

The deal with changes

Change is a part of life that we can't really avoid.  Things change on a constant basis, including the weather.  I can't believe we were hit with two ice events in 6 days here in southeast Texas.  I was cooped up in the house for a couple of days which really gave me a chance [...]

Six reasons to exercise

I was thinking about some of the reason I like to workout. It's not just running folks, I like to do other things too. This was the perfect time to talk about a few reasons to exercise and get on the road to an active lifestyle. 1. We all need to live an active lifestyle. [...]