health & wellness

What do you like about yourself? 7

When it comes to our appearances, no one thinks less of yourself than you do. We immediately pin-points our flaws and make lists of things we’d want to change. My nose is too big, I’m too short. I’m too tall. My skin is too oily. My hips are too big. My […]

The Charleston Marathon 13

Y’all, I did it. I finished the Charleston marathon. I didn’t run very fast, and it took me waaaay longer than I thought it would (over five hours in case you’re wondering), but! it is done, and I did it. I will spare you the boring details of recapping every […]

Confessions of a Marathon Trainer 7

I feel weird telling people that I’m running a marathon this weekend. It feels like I’m talking about someone else. When I first signed up, I told everyone! I was afraid I would chicken out, so if I knew there were umpteen people keeping me accountable, I felt like I […]

Week 1 on the Fodmaps Elimination Diet 5

Alright, let me just step down off my soapbox from yesterday’s post and talk to you guys about someting a little less… raw. Like DIETS! It’s been a week since the new year started — who’s off their diet by now? ;) I started the Fodmaps diet last Wednesday, and so far, […]

Take Advantage of January 2

I’m sorry for all you January-lovers out there, but this month has a lot of things going against it: the cold, the dark, the end of all things merry and bright. It’s the month where everyone kick-starts their resolutions and goals for the year, so it’s kosher to do not-fun […]

The FODMAPs Diet 22

Last week I shared my search for a nutritionist… today I’d like to share her recommendation for treating my digestive problems.  My nutritionist suggested I go on a FODMAPs Diet. (I know, I hadn’t heard of it either). She explained that my body was working in over-drive trying to digest foods […]

Meltdowns and Mind Games in Marathon Training 23

I haven’t talked about it in a while on this blog, but if you stalk me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll know that I am in the middle of training for a marathon. And y’all? It’s by far the hardest thing I have ever willingly put myself through. Saturday was […]