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2013:  The year of reckless abandon

2013: The year of reckless abandon

Two quotes from two books I’m reading right now set the stage for my 2013 “resolutions:” In Health: Recklessly Abandoned, my trusted healthcare practitioner from the Austin Wellness Clinic, Dr. Vince Bellonzi, recalls the high school football coach who urged his players to approach the game with “reckless abandon” and “demonstrate to ourselves the true(…)

My 5 Day Juice Fast

My 5 Day Juice Fast

I’ve read so many conflicting reports about juice-fasting … some say it’s simply a bad idea to deprive your body of certain types of protein, and that the symptoms that can be experienced are not worth the limited benefits.  Others extol the many healing benefits of the process, as exemplified in the documentary film Fat,(…)

Talk About Total Immersion

Talk About Total Immersion

Last month I went to take the total body fat immersion test – for fun, for the experience, and because I had heard it was the best most accurate way to measure, next to autopsy that is, and I am not eager for that excuse.   I’ve been working on reducing body fat percentage instead(…)

In for a penny, in for 10 pounds

In for a penny, in for 10 pounds

My last post was a quick review of the spa at Travaasa – which was a wonderful pre-vacation experience!  It was only a few days later that I boarded a plane to Edinburgh, Scotland – my husband’s hometown, to enjoy a few weeks of long-anticipated vacation. After all of my hard work focusing on fitness(…)

A Challenging Spa Day – at Travaasa Austin

A Challenging Spa Day – at Travaasa Austin

I recently read in this article from Forbes magazine that 48% of mothers surveyed wanted a spa day for Mother’s Day  – making it the top choice of gifts.  I can’t say I disagree. What busy-or even not so busy-mother wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to relax, retreat and enjoy some much deserved downtime?  I(…)

Hello Progress, Nice to Meet You

Ironically I’ve been spending more time DOING my training and activity than I have writing or talking about it.  A good sign, I think.  20 days ago it hit home that the Capital 10K was 30 days away … so I made a goal to do cardio each day before the race, and the results(…)

Lifting Weights vs. Building Muscle

The thought of strength training has always been very daunting to me.  I’ve never been terribly physically active and athletic is one word I never use to describe myself. But you can’t go very far down this path of health and fitness without hearing about a million times how important it is to develop some(…)