what’s love got to do with it?

So I know I promised myself no more races, but… The Fall In Love 5K was this weekend. Short race, good cause… I just can’t help myself. My running group DC Capital Striders was also the sponsor for this, so on top of running I also volunteered my time to getting people’s bags checked in prior the…

the challenge: weeks 2-3

After a week of no weight change (still regretting that non-maintenance choice) and a weekend wedding, I decided to get serious about my eats. Not sure if that meant spend $100 on food at Trader Joe’s but that is precisely what I did. The list: Organic chicken breasts Canned tuna (in water) Eggs Corn tortillas…

the challenge: week 1

The official start of the meltdown challenge was pushed back to September 17. The site got so much action that they had to do some damage control before opening up the contest officially. This actually worked to my advantage since I avoided the gym during my recovery day on Monday, so I wasn’t able to weigh in…

homemade bars (the kind you eat)

In an effort to truly eat clean, I have been trying to make everything I consume. I started making my own nut butters (which is simply puree’d nuts by the way), and have been making my own “larabars” for a while now. Buying the legit Larabar is in no way bad, since the ingredients are quite…

ragnar relay: the september project

So prior to knee issues (or complications as my ortho calls them) I signed up to do the Ragnar Relay DC. I was on the fence leading up to this, pending doctor approval. Granted I was given the “I won’t tell you NOT to do something, but always use your best judgement” answer. Am I…

zen hunt: do you mind?!?

Round 2 of my hunt for a yoga studio, at the plate: Mind the Mat. This studio has locations in Alexandria and Arlington, with the Alexandria location offering hot yoga classes. I bought a $40 new student trial (legit yogi, no blacklist status this time) which is good for 3 classes. My first class experience was a…

The challenge, a healthy one not that crappy MTV reality show

My girl Skim asked me to join her health challenge team this morning. Fitness? Motivation? Teamwork? Count me in. Here’s the skinny: 1. Sign-up with a team for $20. 2. Choose your goal to either lose 6% of your body weight or maintain within 1% (without going below 6%). 3. Earn points each day by…