Water What?

Here’s a fun fact that no one tells you when you first start trying to lose weight: strenuous exercise makes your body retain water.  If you were planning on sweating it out, think again.  A lot of people say, “Don’t get discouraged; you’re going to slow down as you lose fat, because the muscle you…

A Losing Battle

This is the kind of losing battle to be happy about.  I mentioned, in my last post, that I’d gained significant weight during the transition to my new job (20 pounds, to be exact).  It was the most I’ve weighed in my life, and put me over a limit I never wanted to see on…

Project Update

This time of the month is always the busiest for me, so I haven’t got a Stone of the Week prepared. I am working on a number of other projects that I will be sharing with you very soon. I just wanted to give a few updates very quickly. I haven’t tracked much of my…

Even More Ways to Win!

I can’t believe it’s been a month already! Last month, I shared a fitness tracker program called Nerd Fitness Academy. If you aren’t familiar, it’s a diet and exercise program that incorporates RPG themes. You choose a class from a handful of standard archetypes (warrior, ranger, monk, etc.), and build a fitness regimen around that…

The Benefits of Spinning Poi

My arms are definitely a trouble area, and I’d love to get a good workout centered around my upper body without weights or expensive equipment. Enter poi. Poi spinning is not something I’d ever really considered as a workout. I thought it was just something fun you could do at a club or festival. Like…