June Goal Progress: Week 2 Check In

Wow, halfway through the month already? I have had one day where I went over my self-imposed limit of 25 grams of sugar per day, but for the most part, this has been smooth sailing. When my friend Erika first got me into the no-sugar challenge last summer, she recommended a different approach. Rather than trying to deal with the minutiae of tallying up foods to figure out grams of sugar, we were supposed to just give up desserts or anything with added {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 1 Check In

Time for a challenge update! After my first week of limiting my sugar to 25 grams or fewer per day, I now feel kind of guilty that I’ve been putting off doing a sugar-free challenge for a few months. This first week, at least, was really not that bad at all! I might actually go so far as to say that it’s been the easiest first week of any of my challenges this year. I’ve been using My Fitness Pal {Read More}

June Challenge: Sub-25 Grams of Sugar

Where on earth did May go? I know I still owe you a recap of my May no-complaining challenge, and also a race recap (I ran the Bolder Boulder on Monday!), but for now, I wanted to provide a quick update on my June challenge. In choosing my June challenge, I considered trying something like the super trendy Whole 30 diet that so many bloggers seem to be doing. However, the restrictiveness of Whole 30 seems to mean that your {Read More}

The “Runger” is Real

When I joined my current project in Dallas, several of my coworkers advised me that Fitbits were really popular with the team, so I found one on sale and bought it for myself. For several months, we’ve been doing weekly challenges (“The Workweek Hustle”) to compete against each others’ step counts. However, in the last month or two, one of my coworkers has really stepped up his game and gotten competitive… to the point where if someone hasn’t synced their steps {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Krusteaz Holiday Cookies

Now that I have my house, I’m eager to start all kinds of annual traditions. My Halloween party was a big hit, and now that I’ve done all the planning, I can just copy it for next year’s bash. (Just like I do with my Thanksgiving Excel!) And after being inspired by my friends Blake and JP when they threw an amazing Christmas extravaganza last year, I knew that I wanted to host some sort of holiday party at my house… but I {Read More}

The Double Whammy of a Sleep Shortage

The beginning of my week when I’m on the road is rather rough. Every Monday, I catch a 6am flight to my client, which means I have to get up around 4am to be out of the house and on my way to the airport by 4:20am. (Yes, I keep my Monday morning routine as short as possible.) This week, unfortunately, I set my alarm wrong and accidentally got up at 3am instead of 4am – and got as far as {Read More}

Speak Up for Science-Based Nutritional Guidelines

Since Adam and I started dating, I’ve had to get used to feeding a four year old – and the responsibility of making sure that he eats nutritious, balanced meals is one I don’t take lightly. It’s tough when kids are picky eaters, but what’s even harder is figuring out exactly what we should be feeding them. The USDA food pyramid calls for 6-11 servings of grains, 3-5 servings of vegetables, 2-4 servings of fruit, 2-3 servings of dairy, and 2-3 servings {Read More}

How “Gaming” Suppressed My Appetite

A few weeks ago, Amazon had a day where they offered lots of apps for free. I ended up downloading a bunch of apps for my Kindle, including a few games. And the one I’ve been playing the most? Sonic The Hedgehog 2, of course. I loved Sonic when I was a kid, probably because I didn’t own a Sega and so I could only play it at my friends’ houses. Getting to play it anytime I want? Outstanding. (Though {Read More}

TGI Flyday – and Cheers to a New Beginning!

In most of my consulting work where I’ve had to travel, the typical schedule is that you’re on site Monday through Thursday. Although we work from home (or in our local office) on Fridays, the fact that we actually get to go home and sleep in our own beds is always cause of celebration, so people will sometimes refer to Thursday as “consulting Friday”. My preferred Thursday catchphrase, though, is “TGI Flyday!” It’s been both a year since I’ve been {Read More}

Sponsored Review: Naked Juice Berry Almond Nut Milk Smoothie

This has been a fabulous weekend in Colorado with lots of family time. In addition to getting to see my own mom for the first time in almost a year, Adam brought his son and we all went down to Colorado Springs to visit his mom. It was really fun for our moms to get to hang out (they have a lot in common!), and of course, they were excited to get quality time with us as well. One thing {Read More}