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...
8:00 PM Feb 7, 2013
Love is always sweeter when expressed with chocolate! Especially on Valentine's Day.
6:00 PM Feb 5, 2013
This past week was not unlike any other.  I worked out on Monday and Thursday with Ken Cutcher of Anytime Fitness, played racquetball with my friend, worked out at home and tried my best to watch what I ate throughout the week.  I went to my class in Elyria on Wednesday night, and kept busy over...
11:00 PM Jan 29, 2013
As I get ready to close out my first month of the FIT Challenge, I find myself disappointed with my recent effort.   This past week started out well, with a good cardio workout on Monday, followed by racquetball and circuit training with Ken Cutcher at Anytime Fitness on Tuesday.   I’ve been...
8:00 AM Jan 22, 2013
I learned a few things about myself this past week.   First, I learned that my schedule is going to be a lot busier for the next several months.  I am currently finishing my master’s degree. After looking over the coursework for a few of my classes, finding extra time is going to be almost...
6:00 PM Jan 28, 2013
The conventional wisdom of cutting carbs and calories generally has meant that pasta is a no-go.
2:00 PM Jan 15, 2013
As the second week of the FIT Challenge comes to a close, I find myself feeling more frustrated than I did last week.   The reason for my frustration is I am not seeing the results I would like or expect. Most people talk about dropping a bunch of weight right when they get started, but after a...
8:00 AM Jan 12, 2013
The beauty of poached eggs is their versatility. Depending on what you pair them with, they can be breakfast, lunch or even dinner.