Here We Go Again – New Year’s Resolutions

The end of another year is upon us, and with it come the annual New Year’s Resolutions. One of the number one resolutions made at this time of year is to lose weight, either by dieting, working out more, or a combination of both. It makes sense – the season starts off with Thanksgiving, a holiday revolving around food, and from there can seem to be … [Continue reading]

Featured in Real Simple January 2012

Go check out the January 2012 issue of Real Simple magazine - I am quoted in the article '10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew'. :)Update: Here is the link to the story online: 10 Things Trainers Wish You Knew. Real Simple - January 2012 … [Continue reading]

Three Inspiring Stories – the ING New York City Marathon 2011

I am no Amber Miller. Unlike the veteran runner who completed the Chicago Marathon at 39 weeks pregnant, and gave birth later that day, I spent the NYC Marathon Sunday relaxing my 7-month pregnant self on vacation. I was really sad to miss the marathon this year, both as a spectator and as a runner. I've always loved watching the marathon live in … [Continue reading]

NYC Department of Health "Pouring on the Pounds" Campaign

Happy Halloween everyone! Before you get stuck into all that Halloween candy, take a look at a little reminder from the NYC Department of Health of just what it takes to offset the calories from sugary drinks - the website for the campaign is here. (If you remember, I've also posted before about the damage liquid calories do to your diet).After … [Continue reading]

Running two marathons in one day: Chicago, and labor

“Irresponsible” “9 months pregnant and doing a marathon somehow doesn’t sound safe”  “Pure idiocy and VERY irresponsible”  Photo courtesyChicago Tribune “Putting her baby’s life at risk for her 15 minutes of fame”“Totally selfish”These are a few comments from readers of the hundreds of news articles about Amber Miller, the runner who gave birth … [Continue reading]

Fit Mama – Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Fit Mama - Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Question: Which of the following statements about pregnancy is true? You should only exercise very lightly, if at all, during pregnancy. Pregnant women are eating for two - you should take in a lot more calories every day. Running and lifting weights during pregnancy can harm the baby. If you exercise, your heart rate should never exceed … [Continue reading]

Food Stamps Soda Ban Rejected in NYC

New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is a big proponent of measures to combat obesity rates within our city. Banning trans-fats in restaurants, and bakeries in the city was a great move, and will hopefully have a health impact on New Yorkers for years to come. However, I really had mixed feelings about the proposal to ban people from buying soda or … [Continue reading]

Recipe – Hummus and Tabouleh Wrap

Lots of taste from herbs and vegies, good fat, protein, and whole grains - this wrap is a yummy lunch, and pre-making your own tabouleh gives you enough to use as a side dish or quick lunch or snack throughout the week.What's tabouleh? It's a Middle Eastern salad, most popular in Lebanon and Syria. It's also delicious. Here's my tabouleh recipe … [Continue reading]

Smaller Sips to Weight Loss

Food journals can be a great tool for losing weight, or maintaining weight loss without necessarily counting calories. Keeping track of your diet habits is great as a short-term strategy – it definitely works to keep you accountable for what you’re putting in your body, and helps you recognize habits or ‘treats’ which may be hindering a weight loss … [Continue reading]

Watermelon Summer Salad Recipe

Watermelon Summer Salad. A refreshing, crisp salad that satisfies both your sweet and savory tooth. This watermelon salad recipe is so simple and delicious!

Giant watermelon slices eaten outdoors in the summer = perfection. It's one of the things I look forward to most in the summer time. When I was very little, maybe four years old, I have a distinct memory of accompanying my dad to a job one day in the summer. He's an electrician, so his job sites are people's homes. The woman who lived there cut … [Continue reading]