The Hunger Scale

Ah, a new year and new opportunities. Lots of new opportunities. As much as I wanted to succeed with my previous behavior goal – leaving a couple bites of food on my plate or eating smaller portions – I continue to struggle with it. I could get into the reasoning for it, but that wouldContinue reading “The Hunger Scale”

The “Ah-ha!” Moment

Somehow – even armed with all of my personal training knowledge and months of consistent fitness habits – I hit a holiday slump. The morning sweat sessions gave way to an extra hour of shut-eye. I’m suddenly surrounded by chocolatey treats. I’m “too busy” for post-work kickboxing. The list goes on. And then yesterday, afterContinue reading “The “Ah-ha!” Moment”

Happy Thanksgiving!

Earlier this week, I wrote about embracing the philosophy of “everything in moderation” when it comes to food, especially during the holidays. Though I still feel strongly about this message, today the focus is about appreciating and being thankful for all that you have. It is Thanksgiving, after all! As for me, I’m thankful forContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

Overcoming Barriers

Recently, I decided it was time to start living healthier by changing one unhealthy habit at a time. In going through the first habit – stop drinking soda – it made me think about all of the reasons why someone might struggle with these habit changes. So here’s what I’ve decided: Since Thanksgiving is this week,Continue reading “Overcoming Barriers”

What Running Has Taught Me

This morning I completed the Run with the Duck 5K. The rain pelted down on shivering runners, who were surprisingly unprepared for the wet weather. (It’s Oregon… It’s not like Oregonians are new to rain.) The packet pickup line stretched far enough that the race began about 15 minutes late. Boyfriend, coffee in hand and deckedContinue reading “What Running Has Taught Me”