Taste Testing 3 New Whole Foods Finds

I hope you all had a wonderful Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa! As the clock ticks closer and closer to 2013, many are setting resolutions to sweat more and make wiser diet choices. I’ve mentioned before that I’m more of a fan of goals throughout the year, not just on January 1, but anything that’s a catalyst for healthier choices gets a green light in my book! As many are stocking their kitchens with more nutritious ...continue reading

5 Healthy Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

I’m really not a fan of people saying you’re “last-minute” shopping for Christmas unless it’s December 24, so we’re going to skip that phrase. It is cutting it a little close to buy gifts that need to be shipped, however. And this time of year, the malls get a little crazy, am I right? :) A computer emergency meant two trips to the mall-based Apple Store last Sunday and the traffic—on foot and on the ...continue reading

Top 12 Workout Songs of 2012

In an attempt to get with all of the 12/12/12 frenzy yesterday, I had a “Top 12 Workout Songs of 2012” playlist all set to go. Unfortunately, I ran into a few technical difficulties (thank goodness I’m planning to switch to Wordpress during my holiday vacation!), so I decided to take the tracks for a spin instead. Now I can vouch for the fact that this playlist rocks—it powered me through a 25:30 5K last night. I’ll take it after a busy ...continue reading

The Ultimate Endurance-Boosting Treadmill Workout

The bad news: The group fitness instructor training that was supposed to take place this weekend was postponed due to an instructor injury. The good news: I guess I’ll have something to look forward to in early 2013! AND that gave me time to try out a new treadmill workout. Since I moved this summer, I’ve become somewhat of a running snob. Either that, or I had O.D.’d on the treadmill during my time in New York. I ...continue reading

3 Happy Updates: FitFluential, Sweat Pink, Giveaway Winner and More!

1. Congratulations to our healthy holiday giveaway winner: Jenn! Please email me your mailing address at karlaswalsh@gmail.com and I’ll get your goodies in the mail ASAP! 2. I am honored to announce that I am now an ambassador for two amazing wellness groups: Sweat Pink and FitFluential (click on each name for more info). It was such a treat to learn that I was selected for both within a week—early Christmas gifts, I suppose! ...continue reading