The Photography Challenge (and Where Have I Been?)

You may have noticed my absence these past few months. I haven't posted an article or taken on a challenge since June and I apologize for this long stretch of silence. I took a break to focus on a few other (and all consuming) challenges. First, a monumentally stressful...

I Exercised for 30 Days!!

I write this from an indoor water park in South Dakota. It's day 4 of our cross country family road trip. Between packing up 8 years of our lives, saying our goodbyes, driving, hiking, seeing friends, driving, working and more driving, I'm mentally and physically tapped out. This month...

30 Days of Exercise

"You should come play tennis with me," my sister said to me at a party a few weeks ago. "Sounds fun! I'd love to do that," I replied. "How about Thursday? A group of us are playing at 9." "Oh Thursday? I don't know, I think I..." My sister cut...

30 Days of Slow Carb Diet – The Results

This month, I gave up grains, gluten and other white carbohydrates, fruits, dairy, and alcohol except for wine, but granted myself one cheat day per week (I took three total) as part of my 30 day Slow Carb Diet challenge. I weighed myself first thing every morning and lost 5...

The Slow Carb Diet in Real Life

For the past several weeks, I've been following the Slow Carb diet, a fat burning diet where you avoid foods that promote fat storage (white carbohydrates like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes, dairy, fruits and sugar) and replace them with protein, vegetables, legumes and healthy fats. With strict diet challenges like these,...

Fat Burning & Muscle Building: The Slow Carb Diet

I didn't take on a challenge in April because I was hustling to finish up my "Big Book of 30 Day Challenges," which turned out to be an intense, all-consuming process. I'm happy to report that I turned in my manuscript and am ready to tackle the month of May, AKA the...