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08 Dec

In a time when more and more natural milk alternatives are springing up in grocery stores and milk consumption is down nearly 50’s from 60 years ago, this couldn’t be a better time to rediscover your love for milk! There has been much controversy as of late regarding the (lack of) health benefits in milk; such as a link between high dairy consumption and prostate cancer in males, and an increase in Crohn’s disease. Throw in worries over hormones and pasteurization, and you’re bound to cause anyone with food fears or OCD to steer clear of milk.

The good news is we have new research to trump these old wives tales of milk and to actually encourage an increase in milk, and whole milk, at that! I encourage everyone to take a look at this article, and ponder your daily milk intake and question if that is sufficient enough for you. It’s even been proven that chocolate milk is one of the best sources for muscle recovery.

You can even listen to one of my favorite bands, Neutral Milk Hotel, while enjoying a frothy, fresh glass of 2% (cow’s) milk!

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MyFitnessPal Really Is My Pal

19 Nov

Happy Friday FitWits! I know one of Cheryl’s first blogs was about MyFitnessPal Iphone app and website ( and I would just like to add my own opinion on it. I have been using MyFitnessPal since June and think that it is a great tool for anyone trying to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to eat less than your allowed caloric intake. MyFitnessPal sets this all up for you based on your age, gender, height, weight, and a few other basic questions. While trying to lose weight, I found this a huge help, but now that I have lost all the weight I want to, it still helps in so many ways. Something that MyFitnessPal does beyond counting calories is Read the rest of this entry »


Essential Workout Tunes

17 Nov

There isn’t another album that I could recommend more than this one to get you through your workouts for the rest of the year and onto to 2011. Freshly released for free download on Monday, Girl Talk’s A.D.D., pop mash-ups give his albums complete accessibility to anyone to who happens to like music. Enjoy!

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Hey Hey, What Can I Do?

29 Sep

Earlier tonight, you would have spotted me in the local gym running my little heart out to the Stones throwing in some air drums to the beat. While this may appear to be a semi-humorous moment to those that see some twentysomething rocking out a little too hard on a treadmill, what you also may have seen was not so funny. Tonight, I had a constant nagging in my back muscles while running. In the past month, I’ve had most every muscle, joint and bodily appendage evoke some sort of pain, but I have yet to endure any back pain while running, especially something that would cause me to take it really easy and walk more than I would have liked to. Back problems have been a constant problem for me for the past ten years, and as naive as I can be, I always tended to blame my back problems on an injury I suffered playing baseball ten years ago. How wrong I was (maybe not, but most likely). When I started to really drop weight off in the first half of 2009, I noticed my back to start feeling much better and less strained, and started to pay attention that the way my entire body felt, really mattered with what shape it was in.

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“We are always running for the thrill of it, thrill of it”

22 Sep

So about two weeks ago, I decided to make a very important lifestyle change, given the goals I have (get in kick-ass shape), the boredom and developing pain in my knees from elliptical machines (my Grandma has had both knees replaced, and I foresee the same for my mom and her brother..this scares me..), and a desire to challenge myself in a way I’ve never been challenged.. so I started running. To back this up, I hated running. Used to loathe it. I didn’t understand the appeal, and the only running I’ve done in the past 5 years is from the cops at parties (in my underage days..cheers to 22), and to catch a train going to/from Chicago (always’s a constant thing in my life).

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