• Fitness,  Gratitude,  Health

    Dealing With Ab Muscle Injury

    Alright…it’s here and I’m finally accepting the fact: I’m injured. Kind of seriously-ish. I’m pretty sure it’s an abdominal muscle strain, and possibly a 2nd grade tear, which I’m NOT excited about. It means I really can’t do anything that I normally do for a fitness routine…not even yoga! Booooo. Anyway, I’m hanging in there (you know, getting fat and happy with my new sedentary life and chronic baking addiction). However, I am running a 5k on Saturday with some besties. It will have been exactly 1 week with no–and I mean nada, zilch, ZERO–exercise & minimal stretching. I’ll still make sure to warm-up adequately (don’t want to injury anything else!).…

  • Health

    Food Medicine: The Key to Health & Weight Management

    Once again I am reaping the benefits of my public library! This time, I checked out The Ultra-Metabolism Cookbook, by Mark Hyman, M.D. I had wanted to read his book Ultra-Metabolism first, but it wasn’t available. However, the cookbook outlines Dr. Hyman’s background as an experienced physician with years of practice and research involving food and metabolism; using food to heal and prevent illness, toxicity, and disease (including obesity, diabetes, etc.). Dr. Hyman explains how when we eat the right foods–whole foods & non-processed–our metabolism is revved and our bodies run efficiently to keep us healthy & trim and to maintain a positive relationship with food!   Moving on…    …