8:00 PM Apr 22, 2013
What a difference a week makes! After being disappointed April 14 in my attempt to run a sub-30 minute 5K, I took the week off from running to rest my hamstring.  I even went to Fisher-Titus Medical Center to have the Physical Therapy department look at it.  Unfortunately, there was no pain while I...
6:00 PM Apr 16, 2013
I didn’t achieve my goal of running a 5K under 31 minutes.  Disappointed - yes.  Surprised - no. We write our columns on Sunday mornings and submit by them by noon. At the time of my writing last week I was confident that I would do it. Then I went out and ran sprints at the Whitney Field track. I...
6:00 PM Apr 3, 2013
More than 75 percent of salt intake comes from packaged and restaurant foods.
8:00 PM Apr 1, 2013
I spent this past week on Spring Break, and that meant I had extra time to be in the gym! My personal trainer Ken Cutcher  and I worked out a few times during the week, and I attended one of his TRX  classes. I did workouts that included super sets, and got in as much cardiovascular work as I could...
8:00 PM Mar 25, 2013
Last Monday I wrote about the week after my birthday being one the best I have had in a long time. I had lost a lot of weight, my exercises went well and I won the FIT Challenge Challenge at Anytime Fitness. This Monday is a bit different. While it was not a bad week, it certainly was a let down...
10:07 PM Mar 11, 2013
The meat marinates in a bath of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and gobs of fresh oregano and rosemary.
8:00 PM Mar 4, 2013
My busy schedule is making this FIT Challenge more difficult, and past this week was no different. Every night I had something going on, from attending meetings to working on my master's degree. I traveled to Columbus for a conference and had to help sort and pass out Girl Scout cookies. All these...
4:00 AM Feb 24, 2013
Class starts with a series of hip-rolling exercises meant to limber up the pelvic region, where all samba's fancy footwork has its origins.
8:00 PM Feb 12, 2013
 Saturday was an exciting day for all of the FIT Challenge contestants. We had our first FIT Challenge physical challenge at Bodi n  Balance in Port Clinton.   As a normally-competitive person, I began to get a bit nervous and excited the night before. Many thoughts ran through my head as I tried...
9:17 AM Feb 11, 2013
Great way to pack some pizzazz into your protein.