In this two-minute video, Eating for Fat Loss vs Performance, Dr Jade Teta of Metabolic Effect does an excellent job of describing the distinction between eating for fat loss and eating for athletic performance.
- Performance Diet = High carb-to-protein ratio with low fats and low fiber
- Fat-Loss Diet = Low carb-to-protein ratio, medium fats, and high fiber (THE OPPOSITE)
Continue reading Get Your Body Fat Percentage Right to Increase Performance
I have been dating BF for two months. He is awesome, crazy in a good way, and generous. Last Tuesday he dropped by my house unexpectedly with a present. How sweet! I was in my room drinking wine and preparing for my Wednesday morning clients and afternoon piano students — talk about multitasking.
BF: “I just saw this and wanted you to have it”
ME: Eyes immediately drawn to the neon pink-green wrapping paper and bag “Aw, thanks, you really shouldn’t have!” (Wait, I know that bag…)
Continue reading My Boyfriend Bought Me a Lilly Pulitzer Dress and I Flipped the EFF Out
So Anna Medaris Miller wrote this article, What do fit women want? Strong or skinny?, where she claims that women are over “craving runway model’s stick thin figures”.
I mean, what can those bodies do? Besides not eating. Right? Those bodies are the super-villains to our mind-body image.
Continue reading Strong Superheroes vs Skinny Villains
Names changed to protect the innocent…
5) I went out with Dan who worked as a lab tech in a doctor’s office. Yes, a normal western medicine doc’s office. Halfway thru our first drink at Galaxy Hut in Clarendon he confessed the fact that his real passion was Reiki massage (massage without touching) and he then Reiki’d the heck out of my hand for 5 loooong minutes. Awkward!
Continue reading TOP 5 First Date Stories of Ridiculousness
“Things I’m grateful for and airing of grievances” …Mostly good stuff!
Continue reading Bike Trip Thanksgiving and Festivus
“Did you really eat all that grossness?”
Well yes and no. Nutrition was tough but we did our best.
I ate something every 2 hours. Jacob would go a bit longer.
Jacob and I cooked oatmeal and instant coffee for breakfast almost every morning. I put a scoop of protein powder in my oatmeal and sometimes added a cut-up apple when available.
Continue reading Nutrition during The Ride
“What was the hardest part of the ride?”
After “Why the heck did you do this?” it is the most popular question I receive about the ride.
I can’t pick one hard part so here are my top 3 hardest days:
Continue reading Bike trip – “Hardest part”
On our run this morning, Melinda and I saw some nice sidewalk-chalking. This is not the first time we’ve seen similar artwork. In fact, 75% of the times we run our George Mason/Lexington route (together or separately about once a week), the art is there. George, who are you? (And do you have two single brothers for us to date?) Here are our thoughts:
Continue reading Sidewalk Chalking George
Bike Day 1 thru 46 is the story of the most awesome adventure of my 33 years. Cross Country Craziness was a self supported 46 day 3400 mile 2 man cross country bike ride from Arlington VA to Cayucos CA. Epic!
Continue reading Bike Day Zero and THANK YOU