Shaun T’s Tips on How to Stick With a Home Workout Plan

From the Team Beachbody Blog Shaun T is back with an exciting new home workout exclusively on Beachbody On Demand – SHAUN WEEK: Insane Focus, starting June 12th. It’s not Shark Week, but Shaun Week – a seven-day, high-intensity workout that includes the best moves from Shaun T’s fat-busting programs FOCUS T25 and Insanity, as well as new […]

Shaun T’s Tips on How to Stick With a Home Workout Plan

Remembering the Fallen

It is Memorial Day and Grace and Carly and I are having a quiet day.  In fact, Grace went to the movies and a sleepover at her friends house, so now it is just Carly and me.  We all know the significance of today and the sacrifices that were made and continue to be made. […]


Day 8

A week ago last night, the water pump on my fourteen year old Toyota 4Runner failed but I made it home and parked in the driveway, which was a huge blessing.  Since 2003, the only things that the 4Runner has needed are brakes and two batteries.  It has been remarkably reliable and all that the […]


How to Save $108.90 (and $16.50 a month)

I get the best ideas when I am running and think the clearest.  If I ran eight hours a day, I would have a ton of ideas, but I would probably forget most of them before I got home and would be too tired all the time to do anything with them. On my run […]


Beachbody Results: This Mom Lost Over 100 Pounds and Won $1,000!

Melissa Ludwig, age 34, lost 109 lbs with a variety of Beachbody fitness programs, Shakeology, and the Beachbody Performance supplements. She entered her results into The Beachbody Challenge® and won $1,000! Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body? I was the unhealthiest and […]


Is Excess Protein Making You Gain Weight?

A new study says so. But, here’s why you shouldn’t base your diet on certain headlines. It used to be that fat made you fat. Then the culprit was carbs. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia suggests that obesity could be caused by protein — specifically, meat. For the […]


Cooking for One? Try These 7 Money and Time-Saving Tips

Let’s be frank: Cooking for one can be challenging. And it’s not just single folks who face this issue. If you’re trying to eat healthy and the family wants to stick with their old standbys, you’ve probably tried to figure out how to eat healthy, feed your family, and stay on budget. Here are some […]


Scott Jurek’s 8 Grain Strawberry Pancakes

After reading Eat & Run by Scott Jurek (one of my favorite books of all time), I made these plant based, vegan 8 Grain Strawberry Pancakes and they have now become a staple in our house.  I have yet to eat them after a 20 mile run like he did, but I’ll get there.  I […]


I Got My 21 Day “Fix” Today

Yesterday, the Beachbody On Demand Challenge du Jour was 21 Day Fix Upper Fix.  I ran, so I didn’t do the workout but it was on my mind today to do it.  Instead, though, I did 21 Day Fix Extreme Upper Fix Extreme and I feel like I am finally getting somewhere with my strength […]

21 Day Fix Upper Fix

Rich Dafter foothills run behind John Roberts Dam

What’s Your Stress Reliever?

I don’t smoke, drink, do drugs or go to parties.  I run.  What’s your stress reliever?  I think that we can all agree that stress is a killer, too often, literally.  I have had so much stress in the past eight years, sometimes what could even be categorized as super stress, which is really debilitating. […]