New to running? Let me give you some tips for a successful first race.

It’s officially fall.  It is now the time for leaves to turn, boots to be worn and everything offered in pumpkin flavor.  But fall brings much more than cute clothes and yummy flavored beverages.  Fall also means its running season. Fall is my favorite time of year to be a Continue Reading

How (not) to eat cheaply on a Las Vegas family vacation

When eating in Las Vegas, it’s important to make sure you plan your meals.  Surprisingly, Las Vegas is extremely more kid-friendly than we expected.  However, it was also considerably more expensive than we expected.  Especially, when it came to meals.  Wow.  I think we had two meals for under $50. Continue Reading

Tone It Up’s Summer Tone Up Week #6 – It’s really all about what you eat

Well, here is is.  My sixth week following the Tone It Up Summer Tone Up daily workout routine.  This workout series made me realize (and accept) the most important thing about weight loss.  It’s not what you do, it’s what you eat. Brief Overview of My Workouts This week I Continue Reading

Going back to school as a grown-up? Here are some things you need to know.

Being a grown-up is hard.  It’s mostly about finding that perfect balance of family, friends, work, and health.  When you decide to go back to school, that balance gets totally out of whack. Today, I head into my final year of law school.  While the light is at the end Continue Reading

A Review of Circus Circus Hotel and Casino – They sure got the name right.

circus circus sign

When we learned our family vacation would be in Las Vegas this year, we immediately began looking for somewhere to stay. Since this was a family vacation, we looked for the most “kid-friendly” place that was also affordable. We landed on Circus Circus Hotel and Casino because it had a ton Continue Reading

Tone It Up Summer Tone Up Week #4 – Two Races in One Day and the Tone It Up Tour

I love to run.  Coincidentally, that love may have caused my Tone It Up workouts to suffer a little bit this week.  However, it still was a great week. Brief Overview of Week 3 This wasn’t my best week.  Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday rocked.  I completed the HIIT workout, Sandy Continue Reading

Tone It Up Summer Tone Up Week #3 – The Toning Moves are Killing me

Tone It Up Week 3

Ah.  Post-vacation workouts were TOUGH.  But I’m so glad to be back to a normal schedule. Brief Overview of My Workouts Monday, we traveled back from Las Vegas.  As a result, we were exhausted and no workout happened.   Oh well.  Nevertheless, I picked it back up on Tuesday morning Continue Reading