Category Archives: Fun and Healthy

Why I asked my friends to order me not to workout

See the capitals? Only good friends yell at you like that on Facebook.

I haven’t worked out at all during the past week. Not even once. And even more surprising, it’s been on purpose. This timeout has been an interesting experiment, and it’s one that I’ll definitely repeat. It’s not like I’ve been lolling on the couch all week watching a Walking Dead marathon on Netflix. I’ve been […]

Move it, use it or lose it … or how my friends kick butt

Petite but powerful women

I just moved for the second time in two months. In fact, as I sit here writing this, I am surrounded by boxes of stuff that, after packing/unpacking/shuffling/managing, I’m not sure why I even own. But that’s another story for another day. You know your friends are kickass when they help you move. On Saturday, […]

Extreme Weight Loss makes me want to do handsprings

Dust got in my eyes when I watched Extreme Weight Loss this week, and it wasn’t even one of its more emotional episodes. When Georgeanna, a 44-year-old pastor’s wife, nailed her back handspring after losing 100+ pounds, I lost it a little. It was obvious Georgeanna would get that handspring — after all, this was […]

#beastmode #relentless #maybeyouneedanap

My kitten takes a break from being a beast and naps on the couch.

This morning I received an email encouraging me to be “relentless” as I tackled my to-do list, to attack each thing with vigor and intent: my laundry, my work, my workouts, my nutrition, my relationships, my everything. Maybe it’s the fact I’m getting over a nasty bug, but I couldn’t even bring myself to read […]

Darn you, Ben & Jerry’s! Why did you create the perfect ice cream now?

This morning during my leg workout visions of ice cream lumbered through my head. Not any old ice cream, though, but the brand-new “core” ice creams being advertised by Ben & Jerry’s. Sigh. Ask anyone I know and talk to on a regular basis: I’ve been thinking about these danged ice creams ever since I […]

Small steps led to big changes for Orrington man

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A year ago, Kyle Killip bravely showed up for my high-intensity sports training class. He’d decided to take part in a “Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Months” challenge I was holding to celebrate the publication of my book. Kyle’s life took a turn for the different after that class, which tended to cater to the […]