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Unplanning our menus

by Karen on August 17, 2011

So at what point do you stop calling the postpartum pounds “baby weight”? Because my baby is almost 9 months old, and I’m still hauling quite a bit more around than I’m comfortable admitting. Methinks this is less about the baby and more about the absurd amounts of junk food I craved when I was […]

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If you’re trying to lose weight and cut expenses, it’s no secret that the first place to look is your shopping cart. The idea that healthy eating is expensive is a myth. In fact, those pricey convenience foods driving up your grocery costs are probably sabotaging your diet, too. Next time you’re at the grocery […]

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Choosing the right gym for you

by Karen on March 1, 2010

My friend Kacie is considering a gym membership, so she asked me for some advice on how I chose my gym. When I started thinking about it, I realized how much more goes into choosing a gym than just finding a good deal. No matter how little you spend per month, it’s a waste of […]

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Slow down, you’re moving too fast

by Karen on February 25, 2010

Almost two months ago, I started training to run my first 5K. I started out strong and motivated, but instead of getting easier, it’s been getting harder. For the past few weeks, motivation has been a problem for me. As the runs became longer and more intense, my drive to get myself into the gym […]

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5 ways budgeting and weight management are alike

by Karen on February 24, 2010

This post was originally published on September 22, 2008. One of my first posts was about how I lost weight using basic budgeting skills. Now that I’m working to get healthier, I wanted to revisit the topic. Only this time I’m talking about why constant monitoring and reassessment are crucial to staying physically and financially […]

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Slow & steady

by Karen on February 18, 2010

Yesterday, I started week 6 of the Couch to 5K running program. I have to be honest: it’s still really hard. I don’t love running. In fact, I hate it more days than not. I’m bored and tired and every second feels like an eternity. But I set a goal, and I’m making progress. Even […]

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Learning to jump right back on the wagon

by Karen on January 26, 2010

This post originally ran on January 22, 2009. A year later, I’m still struggling to stay motivated, especially after temporary setbacks. Besides, I think we can all use a little encouragement as the novelty of New Year’s resolutions fades. These days, I’m thinking as much about fitness as I am about finance. I’m still working […]

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I’m almost a real runner

by Karen on January 18, 2010

My big New Year’s Resolution is to run a half marathon this year, but my first goal is a 5K in the middle of March. Last weekend I finished up week 3 of the Couch to 5K training plan. Guys. Seriously. Running is HARD. I was hoping it would be a lot easier since I’ve […]

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One year ago today, I vowed to get back in shape for the New Year by committing to a one-year gym membership for $20 a month. At the time, I was hesitant. It’s so common for people to join a gym, give up within a couple months, and end up stuck with a monthly bill […]

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