Ayurveda is complicated, there's no doubt about it. You need a guide. You also need a guide on how to navigate Ayurveda in the modern world, since it was developed in Ancient India, and most of us don't even live in modern India. Ali Cramer does a wonderful job demystifying Ayurveda so that it's livable … Continue reading Modern Ayurveda (Book Review)
I know that when I first started to run, I overate for the amount of calories I was actually burning -- not intentionally, but it's easy to do. Eventually I figured out how to train and not gain weight (for the most part). I've noticed, though, that I can no longer eat as much running … Continue reading Eat Live Thrive Diet (Book Review)
Or a Fat Burner? Does it even matter? That's the $64 million question, isn't it? Fairytales and Fitness Sugar burners rely on sugar for that quick energy burst: think refined carbs, gels, beans, chews. Sugar burners tend to have a quick burst of energy and then a crash (hello, mile 10 slump in a half!). … Continue reading Are you a Sugar Burner?
I am the person who gained weight training for my first half marathon, which is ironic, considering that part of why I started to run was that I though it would be helpful with those last few pounds -- only to have it pile on even more pounds -- in the beginning. Of course I … Continue reading 5 Ways to Rethink Fuel
5 Ways to recognize the right diet I can be a rebel sometimes. The suggested subject for the Friday Five 2.0 from Fairytales & Fitness and Rachel @ Running on Happy today is your gym/workout space. I could probably write a good post on that, and maybe even earn myself a little bit of affiliate money. Instead, I'm going … Continue reading What is the right diet for YOU?
Last Friday I shared with you some favorite recipes from Ambitious Kitchen; this Friday is also favorites with the Friday Five from Cynthia from You Signed Up for What?, Courtney from Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the Run. So I'm taking the easy way out and just sharing some favorites from the week! Cinnamon Roll … Continue reading 5 favorites this week
. . . You Need to Try Before joining the Summer Sweat Series (it's over now, but I highly recommend it and am so glad I tried it), Ambitious Kitchen was not even on my radar. And that's just a cryin' shame, because Monique's recipes are just so darn good. SSS may be over, but I'm … Continue reading 5 Recipes from Ambitious Kitchen . . .
. . . When the Going Gets Tough It isn't always easy to finish what we start. There have definitely been times when I've been too tired, in too much pain, too disheartened, too stressed, too hot, too hungry . . . Here are my first five tips to keep going and below are five more … Continue reading 5 More Ways to Keep Going . . .
. . . When the Going Gets Tough I shared my admiration for runners who are able to quit on their planned training runs. Sounds weird, huh? But sometimes you really should, and I have real trouble with that. But sometimes you need to push through the bad runs, too. I'm pretty sure I've shared … Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Going . . .
I figure y'all need a break from all things doggie. I started writing this post before Bandit entered our lives, and I think it's a very important post: it is easy to define ourselves by numbers, but we are so much more than any number associated with us. It's free Friday this week's Friday Five … Continue reading You are not a number