This post has been in my drafts for some time now and as I stared at the computer trying to think of something educational or enlightening, this seemed like the one that would actually get written today. Some of you have been around since the beginning of this blog, but I haven’t done one of these posts in quite some time, so for those of you who are new, here are 10 things you may not know about me. 1. I have a clubbed thumb The technical term is brachydactyly type D, but one of my thumbs is smaller than the… View Post

I recently wrapped up hosting a three month corporate fitness challenge. Although I wasn’t able to teach many of the classes, I performed every one of the four scheduled weigh-ins throughout the span of it. A couple things stood out to me at each weigh-in — one, that women took their results much harder than men, and two, that the number on the scale had such a profound impact on people. The machine I used measured far more than just weight. In addition to several detailed reports, it broke down the data into weight, skeletal muscle mass, and percentage of… View Post

Welcome to Friday! I was so confused all week. Not in that I thought it was a day earlier or a day later, but when I tried to think of what day it was, I was more like “what is a day?” It took me a second to come back from existing in no man’s land and figure out where I was in the course of the week. I think I need a weekend. I’ve got some plans to check out a new location of my favorite donut shop in Chicago — Do-Rite Donuts — tomorrow (right after a workout… View Post

Last year I decided to hire a photographer to take pictures of me for the blog. It had always been something on my list of things to do, but for some reason I always held back because it didn’t register that I’d at some point have to invest money to make money (as the saying goes). I felt like it was something I’d get to some day, but I began to ask myself what my reasoning was behind putting it off. A lot of my early blogging years were me thinking that it would be nice to eventually have this blog become… View Post

Since I decided to switch to more periodic life updates over weekly ones, I figured the beginning of the month was a good time to recap what’s been happening around these parts. The weather is finally warming up and I’ve retired my jacket for the season (fingers crossed). Here’s a recap of the past few weeks. There wasn’t much travel this month and the only thing we have coming up in June is a family wedding, so the weekends should be pretty relaxed. The only place I went was Salt Lake City for the Everything Food Conference which was what… View Post