I don’t know about you guys, but for me it feels like January is flying by! This so isn’t my usual when it comes to the snowy, dreary winter seasons. Most years, the long, dark days seem to drag on. But life has been busy for me over here in Chicagoland, and as my work … More Meals Lately + Other Musings about Veggies, Exercise & More…
This is the most common time of year (followed only by bikini season) for making weight-loss goals. Really, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, and I would never shame someone if they told me that it was a goal of theirs. My problem isn’t with the weight loss itself, because in many cases, … More 4 Things That Matter More to Your Health Than Your Weight
Back in October, my husband and I took a day trip to Wisconsin to hike at Holy Hill. (For those of you who aren’t from the Chicago area, Holy Hill is a beautiful basilica in a wooded area, Northwest of Milwaukee.) We’d been there a few years prior, but later in the season. It was … More Being Hungry Isn’t the Same as Overeating
1. Body image as a coping mechanism Most diets begin and end with body dissatisfaction. I say this because the motivation to start a diet almost always involves some component of wanting to change our bodies, and most diets end because compliance is pretty much impossible after a while, leading to rebound weight gain and … More 5 Thoughts (on body image, coping mechanisms, snacking, and more…)
Is it just me, or does it feel like fitness influencers are a little excessive? I don’t mean the way they market themselves, or share on social media. (I follow quite a few of them for new ideas!) No, I mean the message they’re preaching, the workout plans they’re endorsing, and the recommendations they make … More How Much Exercise Do We Really Need?