What’s Got Me Really Excited about Female Viagra

Being over 50, my spouse and I still watch TV network news. And each time we watch ABC News, I eagerly await a certain moment. Here it comes, like clockwork, and so I exclaim, “Hey, honey, there it is — the painful female intercourse commercial!” This is the point at which we know we are halfway… Continue reading What’s Got Me Really Excited about Female Viagra

Sloppy Work, Sensational Titles–What’s Wrong with Fitness Articles

Cue eye rolling. These are actual titles from a daily blog digest I subscribe to. Google them if they grab you, because I’m not linking. “Top 10 Things You Worry About When Working Out” “18 Moves to Terrifically Toned Inner Thighs” “Don’t Waste Calories at a Bar: 5 Low-Calorie Cocktails to Order at Happy Hour” “This… Continue reading Sloppy Work, Sensational Titles–What’s Wrong with Fitness Articles

Kickstarting Change with a Cleanse

Springtime in Austin means bluebonnets. For my fun workout group, it also means a bluebonnet run. Each spring, one of our founding members always puts together a route from her home followed by a lovely group breakfast. One of the beautiful things about our group is its athletic diversity–younger/older, runner/triathlete/walker, experienced/newbie. You don’t always see… Continue reading Kickstarting Change with a Cleanse

How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Here we are, nearing the end of January and the waning of many a New Year’s resolution. According to statistics from the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 64 percent of those who made a 2014 New Year’s resolution were still going strong one month later. Six months on down the road, that number dropped… Continue reading How Do You Find Motivation When Success Doesn’t Seem to be Coming?

Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet

The other day, a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of the inside of her refrigerator; she did it as part of ongoing work with her nutritionist. Now, Amy is probably any nutritionist’s idea of the perfect client, a poster child for dietary success — she lost weight, sculpted her body, and took… Continue reading Those Horrible Things in the Refrigerator Ruining Your Diet

2014’s Best Fitness Lesson: Get off the Butt

It seems that, every year, there is some pivotal shift in the health/wellness/fitness landscape. “No fat” morphs into “eat good fats”; yesterday’s Jazzercise is today’s CrossFit. 2014 was no different. The change is both ordinary and revolutionary — how we look at sitting. For most of my 30s and 40s, I lived in a house with… Continue reading 2014’s Best Fitness Lesson: Get off the Butt

Call It a Draw: Heat 1/Leah 1

I was a bit apprehensive about this morning’s workout. Saturday had been miserable, and I’d spent the rest of the day in a stupor, lying around, rehydrating, and attempting to bring my body temperature down from the equivalent of molten lava. Sunday passed in pretty much the same fashion. So today, Monday, rolled around and… Continue reading Call It a Draw: Heat 1/Leah 1