It’s Almost Time for the Mudslinging to Begin

Tomorrow morning I’m running a 5K. I haven’t been training. I honestly don’t even remember the last time I ran 3.1 miles.

But I’m going.

I’ve always taken my training seriously. For the marathon, I didn’t miss a single work out. For my half marathons, 10Ks or climbing the Sears Tower, I trained.

Not this time.

I don’t know if it’s because I figured, it’s a 5K, so how hard could that be? Or if it’s because I know it’s not timed because it’s not … Read more ...

Pretty Muddy: Getting Down And Dirty To Lose Weight

(Cue up the Beastie Boys.)

Hey ladiiieeesss!!!

It’s time to get dirty. (Mix in Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty”) OK, enough of the music montage, you’ve heard me bellyache about my belly.

I’ve been working out, (yay!) eating right (double yay) and drinking less (boo!) The progress is slow, but slow and steady wins the race, right? Speaking of races, I’ve signed up for the Pretty Muddy Women’s Run.

It’s only for us girls and it’s 5K of outdoor terrain featuring architectural obstacles … Read more ...

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me….OK, I Gained HOW Much Weight!?!?!

I’ve got a bad hangover. A cruise hangover. It’s not a headache situation, but more of a belly situation that’s hanging over my jeans. I gained a bunch of weight while on my five-day cruise.

It’s impressive really when you think about it. In five days, FIVE I gained…. (drumroll) Nine pounds. That’s more than my children weighed when they were born. I started off the cruise trying to be good, but that lasted about 45 minutes because of the all-eat-til-you-drop options. Just trying … Read more ...

Hey hey! It’s My First Giveaway: Enter and you could win a prize and help a kid in need

I’m stoked to present to you, my fabulous readers, the very first giveaway at She’sWrite. I’ve thought about doing giveaways in the past, but was never spurred into action until now.

What I love about this giveaway isn’t just that you guys get a chance to get a freebie worth $160, but there’s some do-goodin’ involved. Let me explain.

We all know dental health is important, especially for kids. But most parents don’t know that children should visit the dentist within six months of getting … Read more ...

A Meat Eater’s Take on the Controversial “Vegan is Love” Book

Let me just start off by saying it. I eat meat and enjoy it. Beef, bison, chicken, fish, even reindeer*. All of it is yummy.

I know that there’s unhealthiness in that carnivorous practice, especially with the swine and sadly, I’m sure I’ve ingested my fair share of pink slime. :s But alas, I’m a Meat Eater.

And I’m raising a couple of Meat Eaters too. We talk about healthy food choices, try to limit the sugar, eat our veggies, take our vitamins, etc. I … Read more ...