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

Posts Tagged ‘caffeine’

Keeping hydrated with H2 OH!

One of the challenges in this month’s Monthly Challenge was to concentrate on water intake. Water is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keeping yourself hydrated is a vital part of life. Water makes up 60 percent of your body weight, according to USGS. There is varying information on how much water each person should […]


It’s time to Spring Forward

It’s that time of year again. Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. To my Arizona family: No more confusion. Starting tomorrow we will be back in the same time zone. (For those of you who don’t know, Arizona doesn’t participate in Daylight Saving Time.) I hate Springing Forward or […]


Long weekend for me

As I have posted lately that lots of changes are going on in my life right now, especially at work. And frankly, I am having a hard time dealing with them. I am finding myself more emotional than normal, exhausted, deflated … Last Monday I decided it would be a good idea for me to […]


My heart goes out to babies

Peet’s near my gym has gotten me into helping a couple of “new” charities. A few years ago there was a representative from a women’s day drop-in center, which I still support to this day. In fact, I just took some toiletry donations over there about a week ago. Today after spin I grabbed a […]


Dealing with that pesky time change

Ugh, I seriously hate time change. Most places in North America will Fall Back tomorrow at 2 a.m. Most areas of the world have already Fallen Back. You can see the whole schedule here. My body just doesn’t do well whether we lose an hour or gain an hour. I wrote about Springing Forward in […]


Longing for regular, healthy routine

So the Go Fit Girl! October Monthly Challenge has been really tough for me. (Click here to take you to the Facebook event.) I am having a hard time for a variety of reasons: birthday; Oakland A’s playoff games; many dinners eating out; travel; Charlotte; work conference where vendors and law firms wine and dine. […]


Minus 1 drink, abs/core work are featured in this Monthly Challenge

The first Go Fit Girl! Monthly Challenge seemed successful. Trying to increase or get your water intake to at least 48-64 ounces a day and either trying yoga for the first time or if a regular yogi, trying a new teacher or new kind of class/practice. Today launches Go Fit Girl’s October Monthly Challenge. And […]


Major Munchie Monday

Wow, I don’t know what happened today. All day all I wanted to do was eat. I had the munchies. I wanted to eat carrots and I wanted to eat candy and I wanted to eat chips and just about anything else I could get my hands on. Since back to a healthy routine I […]


Taking care of No. 1

As a woman I have to remind myself that I need to take care of me, too. I have a long commute to work and a long day during the week as I get up between 5:15 and 5:30 most mornings. At times my job can be demanding and stressful. Even though I am not […]


Ms. Crabby Pants comes out …

… Work has been busy, exhausting, overwhelming, frustrating, etc. lately. Sometimes I deal with stress well and other times I don’t. I have been really trying to and focusing on practicing yoga “off the mat”¬†while at work the past few weeks. Sometimes I am successful and other times not so much. I wrote about practicing […]