Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

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Spring Forward 2018

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (on Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward […]


Fall Back 2017

Wow, It’s been months and months since I’ve written a post. There are definitely things I want to share with you all. Just time isn’t on my side these days. You can keep up with me via social media and my monthly newsletter (you can sign up with the button to the top right.) On […]


Preparing for Fall Back 2016

Twice a year I write about time change. And we are upon that time once again. For most of us in the U.S. we will Fall Back on Sunday at 2 a.m. Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this post doesn’t apply to you as much. (And note to my family, starting Sunday […]


Before … after … and now

For about the past year to year and a half I have been the healthiest I have ever been. Not the smallest or thinnest, but the healthiest. I turn 42 in one month and I feel amazing. And I think I look pretty good, too. I know that’s not what it is all about. It’s about […]


Delicious lentils

One of my yoga students recently shared a lentils recipe with me, which he had made and thought I would like it as well. Let me just say, wow, delicious. He found it online and it is basically this recipe here. It doesn’t take much work to prepare the ingredients for this recipe. Here’s what […]


Preparing to Spring Forward

Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) It’s that time again to Spring Forward (Sunday at 2 a.m.). I am not a fan of time change. I seriously don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. So to my Arizona family […]


Healthy living at 40

Right now in my life I am the healthiest I have ever been in my whole entire life. And I’m 40. I’m at a healthy weight. I eat pretty healthy. I drink alcohol in moderation. I rarely have soda. I exercise regularly. My stress levels are fairly low. I drink a lot of water. I […]


Review Wednesday: SodaStream

For the past eight or nine years I have made sure to get in a regular and healthy amount of water in daily. Last year after returning from my birthday trip to Bora Bora I decided reducing my alcohol intake might be a good idea. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t eliminate wine and beer and […]


Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]


Our bodies need energy, fuel

Like a car we need to fuel our bodies. I was talking to a friend recently telling her how I am teaching five cycle classes a week (among numerous yoga classes). Her next question was, are you in crazy great shape? (That’s not a quote. But she said something like that.) I told her I […]