On February 20th I started a gluten-free diet. I’m trying to stick with it for 2 months and see if it makes a difference in my body. I don’t think I have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, but I like to experiment with different food and health choices, and this is one that has been intriguing me for a while.

I thought going gluten-free would be overwhelming and it is in that you have to read every label of everything you buy, and you have to be very careful when you eat out. Eating in is easier and that is time consuming, but it’s also kind of fun (something I didn’t expect–my one month vegan experiment wasn’t fun at all). The difference is while being gluten-free there is a lot that I can eat. I can eat meat, fruit, vegetables, dairy, corn, potatoes, and rice.

As a pasta lover, I thought I’d never live without carbs, but nowadays there are […]


Challenge Update–My Bad Eating Habits

I have less than two months to get in the best shape of my life and I’m not sure I’m going to reach my goal. If you checked in with me in October I would have told you I was on my way. But at that time over the course of a month, I ran two half marathons and hiked the Grand Canyon without injury. I felt strong and unstoppable. My challenges throughout the year were really helpful in my staying on track and reaching fitness goals.

But after October my final challenge was a little obscure. Without any snow this winter I didn’t do the cross country skiing I’d planned. And with all the running and hiking I was doing earlier in the year, I could really get away with eating almost anything I wanted.

And, therein, lies the problem: my food choices. Please […]

Challenge Update–My Bad Eating Habits2017-09-12T19:31:37-04:00