get your fix, without the sugar

Chocolate. You know you want it. And if you’re like me, you need want it every day. Sure, you know it’s chock full of sugar (the white kind!), but you once read that it’s packed with antioxidants that help prevent cancer. Therefore, the more chocolate you eat, the more cancer you prevent, so why not […]

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dear crossfit…

Dear CrossFit, I know I’ve neglected you a bit this summer. I promised you several vacations, but left you at home as I cruised around the Caribbean and traveled to the beach. In your place, I opted for Eli the Elliptical or Matt the Machine, but they were boring, unchallenging and nothing like you. Each […]

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sautéed fish with veggie salsa

I have my friend Lindsey to thank for introducing me to The Illustrated Kitchen Bible. As foodies, her and her husband blog about their experiences cooking and dining out in Atlanta. Need a restaurant recommendation? A Tasty Experiment is the place to go. Lindsey turned me on to one recipe from this cookbook that was […]

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summer sunday

I really wanted to go on a hike, so we met some of our gym-goers (plus kids) at Sope Creek trail for an early afternoon hike. It never rained, as was forecast, but you couldn’t tell that by the way we looked. The humidity was as close as it could be to 100% without producing rain, and […]

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green drink

To his credit, James eats more for fuel than taste, and I could definitely use a few pointers. He’s in tune to his body, knowing when he needs more vegetables or fat in his diet. These manifest themselves in the form of the ‘green drink’ or him taking shots of olive oil (yes, straight from the […]

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swelling with pride…chicken delight

Ever since she was little, I can remember my sister Ellen being patriotic. She always loved the Armed Forces service at our church every July, and little tears welled up in her hazel eyes when they asked all veterans in attendance to come down front to be recognized. Back in the day, (before CDs or MP3s) […]

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tear and repair

CrossFit isn’t easy, but it’s fun, challenging and ever-changing. Most of the time, it’s all I can do to push through a workout. I have a love-hate relationship with pullups–mainly, because they do this to my hands. What kind of workout did this to me? She’s best known as Fran, and most men cower at […]

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