June Goal Progress: Week 4 Check In

It’s the final week of my no-sugar month, and I am so excited. There have been enough temptations in the last week that I have seriously considered cheating just this once and having a cookie (or whatever). But I stuck with it, didn’t cheat, and I’m pretty proud of myself for that. And, it will make dessert taste all that much sweeter come Friday! Not really too much to report this week that’s different than last week, though. I think what {Read More}

June Goal Progress: Week 3 Check In

So what is the hardest part of no-sugar month? The darn heat wave that’s taken over most of the country! Despite the altitude, Colorado was unfortunately not spared the heat. It was in the high 90s all weekend – hot enough to where I started questioning why I had moved there instead of clear up to Canada. And then all I possibly wanted to eat was ice cream and smoothies and other frozen sweet things that I couldn’t have because of {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}

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}

Recalibrating My Restaurant Portions

Given that we’re already two-thirds of the way through the month, I suppose it’s about time that I give you an update on how I’m doing with my friend Erica’s June Hot Body Challenge, yes? The first few days went pretty well. Looking at my diet as a “challenge” and a limited time in which I was supposed to make good decisions made it easier. (Even though I know all the psychology around it being bad to look at healthy {Read More}

Giveaway: Evolution Fresh #3DaysToGreen Juices!

Last Tuesday at this time, I was embarking on my two day juice cleanse. I didn’t love doing it because I prefer getting to eat big (healthy) meals, but I have to admit that the Protein Bar juices that I tried were pretty delicious! Plus, I was excited to get the chance to try a juice cleanse for a short period of time, since I’ve always been curious about what it would be like. (My friend Adam keeps telling me {Read More}

Two-Day Juice Cleanse: My Experience

If you don’t follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’re probably totally unaware… but for the last 48 hours, I tried my first juice cleanse. I had always heard about the benefits of juicing… but also heard a lot of negative things about people’s actual juice cleanse experiences, so had never been willing to bite the bullet and pay for one. (They can be pretty pricey!) But the Protein Bar, one of my favorite fast-casual restaurants, is launching a new {Read More}

Measuring the Intangible: Why It’s So Important to Track Change

While I wrote about my 2014 year in review last week, and also declared my word of the year for 2015, you may have noticed that I haven’t yet blogged about my new year’s resolutions. Don’t worry, I still have them! It’s just that this year, some of my goals are pretty intangible, and I’m still trying to figure out exactly how I want to quantify them. I’m a big believer that you’ll never achieve what you can’t track… but {Read More}

Sponsored: Using Daisy Cottage Cheese to Make a Healthy Indian Feast

Today was a pretty exciting day to be a Coloradan! In previous years, Election Day has never really been a big deal to me, since it’s always pretty clear which way the New York votes were going to go. But a lot of the races in Colorado today were pretty hotly contested, and could make a big difference at the national level in determining the swing of the House and Senate. I was in a training session today and so {Read More}

Dallas Restaurant Review: HG Sply Co

What is a healthy meal? To some people, it’s one that’s low in calories. They will eat a steady diet of Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, and Lean Cuisine, and think they’re doing something good for their body. In my opinion, that’s not always the healthiest way to go. A low calorie diet will lead to weight loss, but isn’t necessarily high in nutrients or really good for your body. Don’t get me wrong, I have been counting calories using MyFitnessPal (friend me!) {Read More}