How I’m Not Letting 10 lbs. Keep Me from Enjoying Summer

Summer weather has finally graced the northern tundra!  A couple of weeks ago, I eagerly pulled out my small bin of summer clothes, ready for my first day of wearing shorts.  I have a relatively limited wardrobe, so I was thankful to have inherited a few, timeless golf skorts from my aunt last year, which fit well and are very comfortable (no, I don’t play golf, but my fantasy self wishes I did).  I selected one and put it on,[Read more]

26 Steps to Simplicity: Health

Achieving great health can be simple with a bit of forethought and pro-activity.  What good is a lifetime of wealth and achievement if you don’t have the good health to enjoy it? When my husband David and I used to watch House Hunters on HGTV, he would frequently comment on this, noting those of retirement age who were out of shape or infirm and unable to partake fully in the fruits of their labor. The time to get healthy is[Read more]

McMuffin or StudMuffin: The Choice is Yours

mcdonalds-all day breakfast menu

Today, McDonald’s unfolds a new initiative: the All Day Breakfast Menu.  Now, by popular demand, their 27 million daily U.S. customers can enjoy many of their trans fat laden, high sodium and syrup infused breakfast delights any time of the day.  I will not be one of them. THE LINE Each morning when I leave my local gym,  I see the same thing: the line.  At 6:15am, the McDonald’s drive-thru line reaches around the building. Every. Day.  My heart sinks[Read more]

Workouts and Worship- A Winning Pair

Yesterday, I began a series entitled Life’s Essential Ingredients, where I listed ten things I’d like to accomplish each day.  Today, we will look at working out and worship. I have found a way to link my gym and devotional time that may open up some options for you, as well. Working Out: Get to the gym (before 5:30AM) In order to get to the gym by 5:30AM, I have to be in bed by 9:30PM the night before. Without[Read more]

Are You Lacking Life’s Essential Ingredients?

What do you hope to accomplish at the end of each day? Recently, I read an article which made the parallel between planning our days like a chef plans a big meal. Before he can create a satisfying meal, he has to make sure he has all the essential ingredients. In the same way, what are the essential ingredients you need to create a satisfying life? In life, as in meal preparation, I often find that I am missing some[Read more]