My 2nd Half-Marathon: Some Lessons Learned

Recently I ran a half-marathon (13.1 miles).  It was my second half ever–the first was 2 years ago.  I went into training for this one with a wildly ambitious goal.  While that goal was not achieved, I am proud of myself for getting the race done.  I wanted to...

How Much Wheat Should We Eat?

It is time to face the elephant in the room.  Yes, today we are going to discuss wheat.  I feel like it is a topic that there is a lot of confusion around.  On one hand, it is obvious that we are a wheat-loving (or obsessed?) society.  But then you get the anti-grain...

What in the World is Skinny Fat?

(Post contains Amazon affiliate links) Once upon a time, I was a couch potato.  My favorite pastimes were TV, Internet, and books.  My active time consisted of cleaning the house and wrangling small children. But, I was fairly thin.  So, it’s okay to be a couch...

Why Artificial Sweeteners are the ANTI-Diet Food

(This post contains Amazon affiliate links) In my post last week, I talked about natural versus added sugars.  This week it is time to discuss the unfortunate cousin of sugars, artificial sweeteners.  While we find these chemical concoctions in everything marked...

Natural Sugars versus Added Sugars

Today I started my first 3 Day Sugar-Free Challenge—going well so far!—so I thought I would write about the differences between the sweeteners we use, or eat in pre-made food: what we want to eat, what we don’t want to eat, and what we should be avoiding at all costs!...

Appreciating Your Hunger

In our culture’s mindset of “eat less to lose weight”, we often stop appreciating the feeling of hunger. After all, hunger means you need to eat, and if you eat you will take in calories, and if you take in calories they may cause you to gain weight, right? No! First...

The #1 Easiest Habit to Improve Your Health

(Post contains Amazon affiliate links) Yelling at the kids.  Angry reactions to bad drivers.  Just feeling like the whole world is full of stupidity and aggravation.  Ever been there?  Yeah me too. And of course there are a ton of different reasons we may get to the...

Why Consistency (and Failure) is Key

Starting a business is no easy task, and for someone like me who absolutely hates personal failure, it can be downright painful. In the past week, though, I have heard three different very successful give three pieces of advice. The first was to, “Go out and fail! I...