Finding Your Ultra

A number of years ago, I read “Finding Ultra” by Rich Roll.  I had just finished reading “Eat and Run” by Scott Jurek and wanted another book about an ultra athlete who competes and thrives on a plant based diet.  The books and the authors were both instrumental in me adopting a plant based diet […]

Rich Roll Before and After Photos

Beachbody On Demand Features and Benefits

Beachbody On Demand is a blessing to health and fitness addicts the way that steaming movies is a blessing to movie addicts.  But you don’t have to be a fitness addict to reap the benefits.  Beachbody On Demand not only streams the workouts, but you also get the fitness program and nutrition plan to go […]


Parasympathetic Nervous System – What It Means To You

Today was not a good day for me to work out.  Each morning, before anything else, I do a Polar orthostatic test with my Polar V800 and then I do a heart rate variability test with the Elite HRV app.  Today I was a “5” with abnormally elevated parasympathetic activity. According to Science Daily, “The […]


Beachbody Performance Recover – How I Make It

As a time saver after my workouts, I add three ingredients to the blender when I make my Beachbody Performance Recover.  The first two work together.  One is about half a cup or so of orange juice and the other is Trader Joe’s Power Greens which has spinach.  The acidic orange juice helps to get […]


Beachbody Performance Energize – How I Use It

For years, I used P90X Energy and Endurance and loved it.  But as sports performance science improved, so did Beachbody products.  We now have a complete line of Beachbody performance products and I am currently using Beachbody Performance Energize and Recover almost every day. How I use Energize is my individual preference.  I often drink […]


Simple Shakeology Energy Balls

After looking through a bunch of Shakeology recipes for energy bars, I finally found one that I had most of the ingredients for.  Instead of leaving a carbon footprint and going to the store, I decided to wing it and make up my own recipe.  It has four ingredients and you may have them.  I am […]


Thank You For Making A Difference

I wanted to take some time out of my day to say thank you for making a difference although you may wonder what I am referring to.  I am thanking you for visiting a health and fitness blog and for taking the steps that you are taking – whether they are baby steps or running […]

Together We Can Make A Difference

Make Our Planet Great Again

I’m not rebellious and I am definitely not anti-government.  I am proud to be one of the people who has done the things that will make our planet great again and at the same time will make our nation great again.  But not by implementing a travel ban that bans Muslims.  Not by bringing back coal […]


Everyone is Laughing at Us Now

I’ve been alive for more than 66 year years.  My parents went through World War 1, the Great Depression and World War 2 in England.  They came to this country after World War 2 because Europe was devastated by the ravages of war.  Because of the devastation, the United States initiated the Marshall Plan: “The […]


Body Beast Is For Women

From the Team Beachbody Blog   “I don’t want to get bulky.” “Weights are intimidating.” “Lifting weights is for guys.” Be honest, ladies — how many times have you said this to yourself when the topic of lifting weights has come up? But when was the last time you picked up a bag of groceries? […]