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

Posts Tagged ‘gym’

Comment Contest Tuesday

Alright, today’s Comment Contest Tuesday runs in connection with September’s Monthly Challenge. The Monthly Challenge asks readers to think about the things they don’t have time for (a fitness class, shopping for fresh veggies instead of eating/serving frozen meals, cooking at home regularly, going for nightly walks after dinner, getting up in the morning for […]


September Monthly Challenge

OK, for September’s Monthly Challenge I dug into my stockpile of ideas from readers from a Comment Contest Tuesday a few months back. Thanks, Nicole W. for this idea. Normally we have one nutrition challenge and one exercise challenge. This month they are kinda combined into one. This Monthly Challenge also asks for a little […]


Exercising while on vacation

Another great thing about Club Med is there are activities for just about everyone. (And if your thing is to just lounge at the beach and drink, there’s plenty of that for you. That’s my favorite pastime.) Like most trips I brought exercise clothes with me. And about half the time they don’t leave the […]


No excuses … Week 2

This past week was Week 2 back to healthy living. It was a challenging week at work. I didn’t just work long hours, they were also intense hours. I kept my gym bag packed and ready to go in the trunk every day. Monday and Tuesday I worked long hours but was still able to […]


No excuses

Monday was my day to get back on the healthy living wagon. No excuses. The cafe at work always has healthy options for breakfast and lunch. (Curt and I were out of town over the weekend so I didn’t have a chance to get to the grocery store.) Having the work cafe means I have […]


In my mind I am healthy

Yesterday, which was Day 2 of back to healthy living, I realized that I already felt better. I was only on Day 2 of back to eating healthy and into my regular exercise routine. And it was already making a difference in how I felt. I think a big part of healthy living is mental […]


Back to healthy, clean living

Oh man. I feel like I have been writing these posts too often lately. I have been allowing myself to get out of my routine way too much recently. Yup, I usually have a good reason or “excuse.” And we all fall off the wagon and experience life. And sometimes I give myself permission to […]


Training, travel and all that comes with it

As I am writing this I am sitting at a restaurant at the Oakland airport waiting for my flight to Dallas. I am attending the International Trademark Association Annual Meeting. The past two years I have attended the Trademark Administrator’s Conference. But because they are revamping that conference/training there is not one this year. So […]


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 […]


Being OK with change while taking care of No. 1

You may have noticed that my posts are not as frequent lately. It’s not that I don’t want to share my wealth of research with you or that I don’t want to share the posts I already have written and I just need to hit the publish button or that I don’t still love writing […]