Weight Loss Tips and Tricks

Weight Loss Tips and Tricks

Like hundreds of millions of Americans, I work at a desk job. And like hundreds of millions of Americans, I put on weight in my first sedentary year. Every job I had prior involved me at least being on my feet, if not being physically active. So for the first time in my life I was to be seated an extra forty hours a week.  Continue reading “Weight Loss Tips and Tricks”

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Recipe: Rainbow Roasted Veggies and Steak

Recipe: Rainbow Roasted Veggies and Steak

I am meal prep’s number one fan. If I don’t plan ahead, I will eat peanut butter sandwiches for every meal. I like cooking meals in bulk, portioning them into plasticware, and keeping them in the fridge or freezer. Easily accessible, time saving, and healthy – I love knowing exactly what I am putting into my body. Continue reading “Recipe: Rainbow Roasted Veggies and Steak”

My Worst Nightmare, Realized; T-16 Days until Rock n Roll

YALL.

Last night, my worst nightmare (aside from injury) came true. I was on the Run Rock n Roll Dallas¬†website looking up the course map, when I saw a link that said Confirm Entry. Not sure exactly what it was I clicked on it. The link led to a confirmation page runners must print out and bring to the expo in order to pick up the race packet. I entered my first and last name and date of birth, and clicked Retrieve Confirmation Sheet. To my horror… Continue reading “My Worst Nightmare, Realized; T-16 Days until Rock n Roll”

How to Kill the Hills

(No, I’m not referring to MTV’s The Hills. Long live the drama of LC, Speidi, Justin Bobby, Audrina, Kristin and Brody!)

I am referring to so many runners’ arch nemesis: elevation. While we see hilly terrain more frequently in certain parts of the country than in others, we are all inevitably going to run into hills at some point. I used to despise hills with every fiber in my body. Three years ago I moved to a new apartment that sat atop a massive hill – it was about .75 miles long and pretty steep, especially at the top. I did whatever I could to avoid that hill, but beyond the hill were a lot of good areas to run. I attempted to run the hill many times, but was resigned to walking by the end. I finally put my head down and decided that I was going to do whatever it took to conquer that hill, and along the way picked up some tips. Today I actually look forward to hills, and I promise with the right mindset so can you. Continue reading “How to Kill the Hills”

The Diet Tweak that Changed Everything

The Diet Tweak that Changed Everything

A lot of people ask me what kind of diet I follow to maintain my weight. I work a desk job which makes weight loss efforts a little more difficult. Coworkers see me eating healthy snacks and meals at my desk, for the most part. But the truth is, I’m not the healthiest eater out there. I make myself bring healthy food to work because I know I will eat it. At home or out at a restaurant, however, is a totally different story. I definitely don’t deprive myself if I’m craving something because I believe in moderation. If I’m craving In-n-Out, I eat it. On the rare occasion that I crave Taco Bell, I go for it – although that is usually accompanied with 48-72 hours of shame and indigestion. Typical snacks for me include pretzels and hummus, popcorn, maybe granola with almonds mixed in. Not terrible, but I could definitely increase my vegetable intake. I have recently started cooking healthy recipes in bulk and putting portions in plasticware in the freezer so I have healthy and tasty options on hand. Continue reading “The Diet Tweak that Changed Everything”