As you know, I workout a lot... every day. I fill your feeds up with all my workout stories and motivation, so I know this comes as no surprise to all of you. There are workouts where I'm fast, pushing my body way past its limits, where I endure and try and defy those … Continue reading My “other” workouts
I have spent my entire life failing at diets. Now I know what you are thinking... "I'm confused...didn't you lose 125 pounds??". Yes I did, and let me say this again... I, the Recovering Carbie, have failed at Every. Single. Diet. I've probably confused you by now haven't I? You may even be scrolling through … Continue reading Why I failed at diets…and you will too
One year ago this was me. Tipping the scales at 300+ pounds with a desperate desire to lose weight. That girl in this picture felt trapped under a lifetime of food issues and diet failures. That girl wanted so desperately to be skinnier, stronger, healthier, to be....well just different. That girl wanted to be able … Continue reading Ready… set… but how to go?
I have a confession to make. I’m a Diet Pepsi-holic. Yes, for many many years I had a huge Diet Pepsi addiction. When I say huge…I mean HUUUGGEEE! My Diet Pepsi addiction started in law school, ironically on a mission to lose weight. Before that time, I hated any diet drinks and so I was … Continue reading Getting “Bai” without Pop: An Addict’s Guide to Giving up Diet Pepsi for Good
Let me ask you a question... Are you strong? Do not look at your biceps or tighten your ab muscles. Different blog for a different day. I’m talking about inner strength. If you are a teenager or in your mid 20’s, I bet you didn't even think about it and said “NO!” right away with an … Continue reading An Exercise in Inner Strength
I was laying on a tan cushy table with my right leg basically up my nose and my left leg out to the side like a deformed chicken wing. A small woman was pushing on the chicken wing leg telling me to “relax”. Yeah right...you relax with your leg up your nose! It was 7:00 … Continue reading Ignoring your Body
It happened for me on a Tuesday afternoon. It was work “school picture” day as I call it. The day when a professional photographer comes to my law firm to take pictures of us for our firm’s website. Picture attorneys sitting in front of a khaki background smiling...well sort of smiling. This particular day is … Continue reading The day you don’t recognize…YOU
I have a big mouth. If you follow this blog, I bet that doesn't surprise you one bit. When I started losing weight back in July, I kept things primarily to myself and my inner circle. I didn't want to tell people what I was doing, because frankly, I wasn't sure I would stick with … Continue reading Never Shut Up!
It never fails you are cruising along with your diet... doing fantastic, rocking every minute of your workouts, eating like a rockstar on the cover of a health magazine. You step on the scale ready to celebrate another loss… Wait a minute? WAIT A MINUTE? I DIDN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT? That can’t be right, I’m … Continue reading Punching the Plateau in the Face
Impossible. Something that can't be done. Something that won't be done. Something no matter what you do will never be done. Yesterday I officially killed impossible. About a month ago, 5 weeks to be exact, my friend suggested we do a couch to 5k program. I've blogged about this before but asking me to … Continue reading The Day I Killed Impossible