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

Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Skinny doesn’t mean healthy

I used to be considered skinny. I hate that term. To me it has a negative connotation. According to Merriam-Webster, skinny means lacking sufficient flesh, very thin, emaciated; lacking usual or desirable bulk, quantity, qualities or significance. But it seems like so many of us strive to be skinny. Why is that? Why do we […]


A year ago today …

A year ago today my life changed. A year ago my company moved from Emeryville to South San Francisco.   That move changed my life in many ways. I am surprised I have lasted a year but then I am not surprised. Is that weird? I now get up for work at 5:30 a.m. Something […]


Springing forward

Most places in North America will Spring Forward tomorrow at 2 a.m. (The UK and Europe will follow in a couple of weeks.) Being from Arizona I never had to do this until I moved to Oregon in 1997. And initially I had no issues with the time change. It’s different now and has been […]


And the latest Go Fit Girl! winner is …

… Alicia. Congrats, Alicia! And thanks for participating in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday. Last week I asked my readers:¬†What do you do to take care of yourself and love yourself? (I also told my readers what I do to take care of myself and love myself. Stephanie mentioned that she likes to take alone […]


Showing the love … to me

Today is Valentine’s Day. I find the holiday silly and pretty much pointless. If you are single, you feel bad that you are. If you are in a relationship, you feel pressure. Curt and I don’t give gifts or cards. If we can, we do go out to dinner and eat delicious sushi. Last night […]


Planning keeps me on track

This week has been a successful week for me in terms of exercise and healthy eating. And a lot of it has to do with planning. Since I just came off a two-week cold I have been doing less intense yoga this week and no spin until the weekend. I checked out the yoga studio […]


The common cold … sucks

This week off from work (my staycation) the plans were to relax, get some stuff done around the house, have a few meals with friends. There has already been a lot of relaxing. What I didn’t plan for was to get a cold. The cold has thrown some of my plans for a loop. I […]


Holiday candy with the 411

This time of the year there is really just so much crap: goodies, lunches, dinners, parties, booze. It’s so difficult to not be tempted. I have a candy bowl at my desk. The holiday items are mini candy canes and candy cane Hershey kisses. I’m not a huge candy cane fan. But those special kisses […]


Eliminate holiday travel stress

  This time of year gets stressful. Many parties to attend. Travel to visit family or friends. Or family or friends travel to visit you. Shopping. Cooking. End of the year work projects to get complete. Curt and I are eliminating a lot of this time of year stress. We are staying put for both […]


Dealing with time change

Tomorrow very early (2 a.m.) we fall back. I hate falling back or springing forward. The time change completely wreaks havoc on my body–physically and mentally. You would think one hour wouldn’t be a big deal. But for some reason it is. (Being from Arizona I never dealt with time change until I first moved […]