Author: Rosanna

I Want to Be a Producer (Not a Consumer)

I’ve long been intrigued by the idea of being a producer of things, not a consumer. Now that we live in a new house, I'm constantly threatening to tackle a home improvement project, but never attempt any. I buy what I need and hire other people to do the...

The Ketogenic Diet, and What Happened After

I put on a bit of weight last year. I blame living in Wisconsin and starting a new business for this unfortunate change. I've always hovered at 128-130lbs, but this fall, in spite of my workout regimen, normal thyroid levels, and healthy eating, I weighed 138lbs and I didn't like...

How I Went from Zero to Four Pull-ups in a Month

I didn't set out to do a pull-up challenge. In fact, when I walked into the gym in the beginning of September and saw that there would be a gym-wide 30-day pull-up challenge, I was disappointed. I couldn't do any pull-ups. Not one. Other members could knock out five...

30 Days of Hot Yoga

August 1, 2018. Hello there. It's been a while. I haven't taken on a challenge in a long time, but I'm back with a 30-day hot yoga challenge. Why hot yoga? And why now? A few reasons: For better flexibility, mobility, and strength. To sweat. I did a cold shower challenge a...

It Wasn’t Punishment (No Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar and Complaining)

I did it! 30 days without sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and complaining. I didn't cheat once. No tiny sips of wine, no cups of green tea, no licking frosting off of fingers, no slip-ups - period. To many, it looked like punishment. "Why would you do that to yourself when...

The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges is Here!

I'm excited to announce that The Big Book of 30 Day Challenges is finally here! As many of you know, I spent much of 2017 working on this book, which is a short collection of 30-day challenge ideas for all aspects of life including fitness, food, productivity, learning, creativity,...

No Booze, No Caffeine, No Sugar (and No Complaining)

The short version of this article is this: for the next 30 days, I will not consume any alcohol, caffeine, or sugar. And I won't complain about it either. Here's the long version. In times of stress, we turn to things that offer us comfort. We look for a...