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

Posts Tagged ‘work/life balance’

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 […]


It’s time to exercise

So you have made the decision to start exercising (or maybe you haven’t but this post may just motivate you). Now where to begin? I recommend starting slow. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do something unpleasant that makes you never want to exercise ever again. When I started exercising seriously (believe me I […]


Are you eating healthy this weekend?

Anyone who has been on Weight Watchers, any sort of diet and/or healthy lifestyle may have someone ask them, are you eating healthy right now? Are you on plan? Are you off plan? I usually hear one of those questions before going out to eat at a restaurant. I can almost always find a decently […]


What kind of muscular development do you want?

It’s a good thing I pre-wrote some posts over the weekend in anticipation of a busy week. Between work, working on the shuttle bus on the way home, coming home and working, getting exercise in, visiting friend’s cat while she is away, being dressed suitably for work each day and still eating healthy I really […]


Feeding your body after exercise

I really wanted to blog on Thursday night. Mainly because I had skipped blogging for days before. But I got home late and still had stuff to do around the house and work work to do as well. And by the time I was done I was exhausted. The past work week has been exhausting […]


It’s all for the patients

As a real full-fledged grownup (though I really still feel like a kid most of the time) I have worked for only two companies: Gannett and Onyx Pharmaceuticals. I worked in newspapers (Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore. and The Arizona Republic in Phoenix) for seven years as an editor. A little more than seven years […]


Why I am Child Free By Choice

I think being a mom is the most important job in the world. The second most important job is being president of the United States. I don’t want to be either. This post is about why I, along with my husband, have chosen to be Child Free By Choice. It is not a reflection on […]


Comment Contest Tuesday

I had promised you an exciting Comment Contest Tuesday. Well, this isn’t the one I promised. Sorry, that awesome one will be coming soon. But for now you get a different one. (Which I am a little excited about.) I have been pretty busy lately and I just feel like I can’t get everything done […]


Family is First

This past week has been rough. Work has been busy and tense. My grandpa has been in the hospital. He went in last Sunday night and left Friday. They kept doing one more test. He has a tumor on his colon, which needs to be removed. It could have been much worse. I have decided […]


Connecting to benefits of massage

As I have mentioned in recent posts work has been exhausting and overwhelming lately. So today after work I treated myself to a massage. I have been going to Bellissima Day Spa for seven years. And probably for the past 3-4 years Thanh has been taking care of me. And Thanh does an awesome job […]