Category Archives: Healthy Living and Fitness

4 Ways to Simplify Your Body

As I have posted before, I am a fitness nut.  After losing 40+ pounds in 2008, and keeping it off (except around the holidays!), I am addicted to running and living healthy.  Before I moved to Costa Rica, I used … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Gym Membership to Lose Weight?

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” -John Bingham  Embarking on an exercise program is a scary prospect.  I remember when I first started, I was terrified that I was going … Continue reading

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Why Do You Run?

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” –Gail Devers As I have posted previously here and here, running is an integral part of my life.  I started running in late 2008/early 2009 to train for a 5K and I … Continue reading

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Baby Steps to Redesign Your Life: Weight Loss Step 2

A few weeks ago, I blogged about giving up sugared drinks as a small step in the great journey towards weight-loss.  During my personal weight loss journey, I found that it is much easier to lose weight by making multiple … Continue reading

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Running in Monteverde

As I have indicated in earlier posts, I love to run.  I run because it is cheaper than therapy, healthier than happy hour, and it is the closest thing I have to a religion.  At the risk of sounding vain … Continue reading

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Baby Steps to Redesign Your Life: Weight-Loss Step 1

Even though 65% of American adults are above their ideal weight, only 25% are seriously trying to lose weight.  The same Gallup® survey showed that a little over half of Americans surveyed would like to lose weight. Surveys have many … Continue reading

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Redesign Your Life: My weight-loss story

In the beginning… Moving to Costa Rica was not the first time I took drastic steps to redesign my life.  Five years ago, I went on a journey to lose 40 pounds.  The struggle taught me a lot about living … Continue reading

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