I volunteered at the Weedon Island Preserve parkrun #8. It was a steamy day with bugs, but hey, it’s Florida in July! parkrun is an international organization that sponsors a 5-k every Saturday at locations all around the world. Each chapter is championed by volunteers who work together to bring this activity to their community. […]

Wednesday began the four-day migraine. Sadly, I triggered it myself. “How,” you ask? I forgot to eat and I got dehydrated. How Does One Forget to Eat? I got busy. Having spent the day working on my blog and some training, I kept thinking, “I’ll eat when I finish this.” Famous last words. It’s something […]

I promised you I’d post a 30-Days to Healthy Living Part Deux post. I decided to begin a second time and do it better this time around! Then, you know, life…so I began AGAIN this week!! First Day I started again on July 8. I had a good day, with a shake, hummus, gluten-free crackers […]

There are many reasons why drinking water is good for you. Many people don’t drink enough water. Worse, some folks drink caffeinated drinks all day or drinks filled with the evil High Fructose Corn Syrup. I know because I used to be one of those people. Hello, My Name is Penny and I am a […]

It’s been a month, so it’s time for a 30-Days to Healthy Living recap. My 30-days were OK. They were also less than perfect. As a result, I’ve not seen fantastic results, but I have seen a few that make me hopeful! What I Learned I have never been a breakfast kind of gal, with […]

Today is National Pineapple Day! Pineapple is not only tasty, it’s super healthy for you. Here are some ways that pineapple rocks for our bodies: Rich in Vitamin C May aid in enhancing weight loss Has been shown to aid in digestion for some folks Promotes healthy bones Jam packed with disease-fighting antioxidants Those antioxidants […]

It’s the age-old question, err, debate – diet or lifestyle change? The word “diet” suggests all kinds of words and feelings. Words like “deprivation” and “hunger”. Feelings like sadness, frustration, self-loathing. Diet and lifestyle change, while being two very similar things, are very different. Lifestyle change is softer, kinder, a gentler choice of words. In […]

I did my civic duty recently, and there are a few things I learned at Jury Duty. Pinellas County has a pretty decent jury waiting area. Get there early to get the good parking spot, short line and awesome seat in the waiting room. Take your phone and iPad. They have free WiFi and charging […]

I have this friend, a very bestest of friends. A friend that I met in the sixth grade. We met again in high school and though life has tossed us curve balls and opportunities, we are still friends 30ish years later.

Today’s episode of Walking Workout was brief. I walked four blocks. I know four blocks aren’t that far, but it was better than nothing. My back has been acting up and today was extra special. I’m not sure why, but it was pretty angry. I decided to take a short walk so I could get […]