Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

A few months ago, I had someone ask me if it was possible to get enough protein in your diet if you are a vegetarian. My first answer was yes, but I decided to try it out for a day to see just how hard it really was. I love that kind of thing. OK, pretty […]

People Are Often Surprised That Coaches Have Coaches

Ryan Miller, Growth Stimulus Training

Some of you know my fitness journey (AKA the Accidental Fitness Quest). I started out years ago with a personal trainer because I had no idea what I was doing. I’d never worked out before and had no idea how to use anything in the gym. I could have used resources online or in magazines […]

Are You Really Eating As Clean As You Think?

are you eating healthy

When losing weight, it’s good to eat 80 – 90% or so of healthy choices and leave a little room for some fun stuff should cravings arise. This gives you the best of both worlds – lots of vitamins, nutrients and good stuff that your body needs to feel good and run best along with some […]

How Long Should You Rest Between Weight Sets?

Polenta with Pasta Sauce

One of my favorite sayings is “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should.” Most of us have it ingrained that we need to keep moving, feel the burn, superset, keep your rest times short when working out. We take that to heart and rest 45 secs, 60 secs, 90 secs between sets. […]

My Dog Speaks Russian, Does Yours?


Of course there’s a story here. Years ago, I got a rescue puppy. I had previous dog experience so I assumed I knew what I was doing, but Thing Two was full of boundless energy. I pretty much reached the insanity level quickly so I had no other option but to walk him nightly. Rain […]