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Fighting Sugar Cravings

Drawing on the advice of my personal nutritionist (Jill), I recently completed a month-long period in which I attempted to totally cut my consumption of refined sugar.  I was undertaking … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

6 Tools You Need: Ode to Scoop & Spatula

There are some tools that just make cooking so much more pleasant, and when things are more pleasant, you’re more likely to do them! It’s hard to know until you’ve … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Try This No Added Sugar, 2 Minute Sorbet!

Scott has valiantly been working on breaking his sugar addiction this month, an experience he’ll be writing about soon. In the meantime, I thought I’d quickly share one of his … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Confessions of a Not-Fat but Not-Fit Girl: Day 7 of The 30 Day Shred

I am sweaty but not panting today, and as you can see, I am smiling: I just finished my 7th workout this week, as I test out Jillian Michaels (of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Just Dandy- A tasty coffee alternative with many health benefits

I began to give up caffeine a few months ago due to the resulting tension headaches I was getting. I’ve slowly transitioned to all decaf, my headaches are gone, and … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Your problem (and solution) could be in your sleep

“Sleep when you’re dead” is a popular motto, especially among the young, but not getting enough sleep can drastically decrease your quality of life in myriad ways and sabotage any … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tools of Success Vs Internal Agents of Defeat

I think this explanation of what helps form a good habit is excellent. There are many tools and tricks to help make forming good habits successful, and I tool I … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

When it comes to your family’s food, do you know who’s on your team?

What are your goals for feeding yourself and your family? Like pretty much everyone around the world, you probably want a few simple things: For the food to taste good … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Montage in the Making: Getting Jill in Shape

Jill and I braved the extremely snowy Vermont weather today to get over to our neighborhood fitness and martial arts center, Combat Fitness!  I sometimes supervise classes at Combat Fitness, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strengthen your weaknesses now so you have more options later

Yesterday I received a pretty stern talking to from my physical therapist. Sunday morning I woke up and my wrist was locked up. This has happened to me my whole … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment