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Shouldn’t Quitting Cola Cut Calories and Chubbiness Instead of Creating a Dragon?


You may remember that almost three months ago, I decided to give up my daily afternoon Mountain Dew. I do allow myself to have the occasional Dew yet, but mostly I’ve found that when given the opportunity, I don’t really crave it anymore. I have replaced it with water, mostly unsweet tea with just a hint of sweetea, or lemonade (which I know has a ton of sugar, so I drink it sparingly).

All the studies out there show that when you cut pop (or soda or cola or coke, depending on where you’re from) out of your diet, you are cutting many unneeded calories and therefore usually lose a few pounds or so. So… apparently my body hasn’t gotten that memo. (more…)

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Thankful Thursdays


This week I am thankful for:

1. Workout buddies. I would have totally stayed in bed today if I didn’t have the accountability of knowing that two people were waiting for me.  (more…)

How Do You Stay in Shape?


Ok, so to be completely honest, I haven’t been doing the best at working out recently. And I desperately should be. I think my problem is, I haven’t found a good routine that I’ve been able to stick with since Curves. I used to love Curves, but at some point I plateaued, lost interest, and have been struggling ever since to find a workout that I have been able to stick with for more than a few weeks.

Another excuse I’ve found to be too easy to use is that in this section of Knoxville there are hardly any sidewalks which adds a game of dodge-that-car to your workout.  It is also incredibly hilly, so rollerblading and bike riding are also a bit more dangerous. (more…)

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