March 1, 2018

I just love my running and training shoes.  I take such good care of them they still look pretty new so it was not visibly apparent they needed to be replaced. Yet, I knew it was time. If you are in the market for new shoes for sports, I strongly recommend you get the right shoes for the job so that you can feel supported. For me, it’s less about brand and more about fit and function. Hearing that Adidas has started to incorporate an eco friendly approach to their production was a definite plus for me that put them on the top of this year’s list. They didn’t disappoint.

My first pair is the Adidas Athletics 24/7 Trainers. The only thing I am sorry about is that they are for my indoor gym so I actually have to take them *off* when I leave my home gym. Boo.

The most comfortable trainer I have ever worn, they have insoles you can put in after your workout for a little extra lift and post workout massage. I do not recommend keeping the insoles in *during* the workout as the insoles allow th...

February 12, 2018

Have you ever sneezed a slightly wet one, and I don’t mean snots- or found yourself unable to control the frighteningly sudden and embarrassingly loud gas leak? It can be a sign of weakening of your pelvic floor.   

Besides these obvious nuisance issues, left untreated, a weakened pelvic floor  can lead to postural malalignment and pulled muscles. Plainly speaking, you can injure yourself mid laugh and find yourself with your back out and wet all at the same time, stuck bent forward in that hilarious and together tragic moment, for hours.

Partly associated with aging, menopause, child birth, pregnancy, and deconditioning, it is *very* common among athletes -especially cross fitters who strain a lot during intense workouts and runners!

I’ll never forget running a race and having a friend running by me as my trainer to get me to go faster. I wanted to stop and punch him I was pushing so hard, angry he was calling me slow when I was feeling like and Olympian. (It was my fastest ever tim...

April 18, 2017

I dunno about you but it seems like one day of indulging often brings another and another and before you know it you’re guiltily humming Annie’s “tomorrow” inside your head. There’s always a reason to indulge. And you know? It’s actually good for you. So for starters let’s just get over the guilt and purposely indulge in some extra calories every once in a while.

My rule is that it’s ok to indulge as long as my digestive enzymes can recognize it as food, that is, no processed yoga mat material or preservatives and trash included in my cheat days. Stick to real food even the sinfully rich variety and with moderation, you will recover. Yes, you CAN have your proverbial cake and eat it too. I do it all the time –figuratively speaking.

If you are on a sustainable plan of everyday healthy living that involves whole foods nutrition and appropriate portion sizes for your body, you are very much ahead of the game. But it’s also easy to have too much of a good thing. Being on track involves follo...

February 22, 2017

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