I spent the last few days of 2022 reflecting on the year and thinking about what I wanted out of 2023. As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I found an article through a Google search about 23 Goals to Set in 2023: Goal Ideas for Self-Investment. That term - self-investment - really stuck… Continue reading My Word for 2023: Self-Investment
When you are offered a lot of choices all at once, do you feel overwhelmed? I do, and I think that's why I have and continue to struggle with creating a meal plan to follow. Even though I am a registered dietitian and spent years of my life learning about meal planning, it still feels… Continue reading Small Changes Add Up
It is that week between Christmas and New Year's Day, when time doesn't make any sense and you're not exactly sure what day it is. I simultaneously can't believe that 2022 is almost over while also feeling like this was one of the longest years of my life. I'm blaming this feeling on the pandemic.… Continue reading Does anybody really know what time it is?
Many people think that because I am a registered dietitian, I must be a perfect eater. This could not be further from the truth. Being totally honest and transparent, my eating habits need a lot of work. I mentioned in a previous blog post that I want to set new baselines for my running in… Continue reading Making & Breaking Healthful Habits
The last couple of years have been challenging, to say the least. I can't think of many people who can look back on 2020 to now and say, "Oh yeah, no hard times at all, definitely all good." Besides a global pandemic that completely uprooted most of our lives, many folks, me included, had other… Continue reading A New Baseline
Last year I came up with an idea to cook through an entire cookbook over the course of the year. Unfortunately, I never came up with a plan to tackle this big goal, nor was I inspired at all to use any particular cookbook to make it happen. This year I shared that I wanted… Continue reading 146 Recipes in 365 Days
Trigger warning: body image, weight gain, weight loss, depression, suicide, death, grief I find myself hesitant to write about certain topics. Topics that could be controversial, topics that may be triggering to readers, topics that I don't know a whole lot about. Okay, let's just say that I am hesitant to write about almost anything… Continue reading You Can Love Yourself & Change Yourself at the Same Time
Where has the time gone!? I haven't updated my blog since the end of June and suddenly it is already August. My running mileage has been pretty consistent over the last few months. I have varied back and forth on what kind of cross training I am doing. Recent Garmin badge challenges have helped me… Continue reading June & July 2021 Training Recap
I sat down to eat my pre-long run breakfast this morning and was inspired to write about this topic: "What do I eat before running?" After my run as I prepared my post-run nutrition, I thought, "I should write about what to eat after a run, too." As a dietitian who runs, I get asked… Continue reading “What Do I Eat Before and After Running?”
I was supposed to be running my 6th marathon today. As I start writing this, it is 7am - I’m sure I would be at the race, anticipating the 8am start. The current weather in Little Rock, Arkansas is 36°F, partly cloudy, with barely any wind. By start time it is supposed to already be… Continue reading February 2020 Training Recap
January is half over already, can you believe it?! I've been tracking my fluid intakes this month and experimenting with hydration during my training. One of the things I have experimented with is using a sports drink on my longer workouts. Over the years I have varied back and forth with whether or not I… Continue reading Hydration Challenge Update #2: Should I Drink Sports Drinks?
As a bariatric dietitian, one of the topics that I cover constantly is adequate hydration. I emphasize to my patients how important staying hydrated is for their recovery after surgery and beyond, for overall health and well being. I teach them how hydration affects so many functions in the body. I also am completely transparent… Continue reading January’s Challenge: Hydration
ICYMI: I started a vlog on YouTube about my marathon training! For those who don't follow the marathon racing world, fall is a big time for races in the midwest. Some popular races, such as the Chicago Marathon, Detroit Marathon, New York City Marathon and Indy Monumental Marathon happen in October and November. Those big… Continue reading Marathon Training 2020 – What do you wanna know?
As 2019 is winding down, people have been posting about what they looked like at the beginning of the decade vs. now. Or what things they have accomplished that would have their 2010 selves completely shocked. I posted these comparisons myself, and had many of my friends commenting their own. It made me think -… Continue reading A New Decade – Part One
If you read my post about My Ideas, Goals and Dreams for 2019, you may have caught that one of my goals for this year was to find myself as a dietitian. When I worked as an eating disorder dietitian, I read and thoroughly enjoyed the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RD and… Continue reading My Intuitive Eating Journey: Hitting Diet Bottom