Losing Weight in the City

Apr 23

My Favorite Central Park Running Routes

My Favorite Central Park Running Routes

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

You’ve seen me mention running through Central Park on this blog, oh, approximately a million times.

If you live here, and you’re a runner, you’re more than familiar enough with Central Park, and its loops. The 72nd Street Transverse is an old friend of yours, and you know…

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Apr 21

The Days Are Long, but the Years Are Short

The Days Are Long, but the Years Are Short

The title of this post is one of my favorite quotes, from Gretchen Rubin. I like to remember it when I’m really busy, as a reminder to appreciate these days as they pass.

The days are long, but the years are short.

I took a look at my to-do list today and very nearly panicked. My heart rate sped up, and my breathing started getting shorter. I stuck my earbuds in, turned on a Gabby Bernstein Kundalini playlist, tried to breathe as deeply…

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Apr 17

The TMI Blog Survey

The TMI Blog Survey

Tina did the TMI Blog Question thing today, and I haven’t done a good survey in a while, so I thought I’d play along, too. 

1. What are you wearing?

Yoga pants, a Nike workout tank top and a Lululemon wrap. It’s basically like wearing a blanket, because, you know, winter is back in NYC.

2. Ever been in love?

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Yup.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

Not really, I’ve usually done the breaking up so…

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Apr 15

21-Day Gluten-Free Experiment

Observant readers (my mom) might have noticed me complaining more about digestive issues lately.

I’ve had ‘em since college, though they’ve been a lot better in the past few years since adopting a healthier lifestyle and finding a probiotic I loved. Well, that probiotic is now unavailable, and my stomach is just a hot mess as of late.

In the past, I’ve gone in a frustrating circle of: regular…

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Apr 13

More | Fitness Half Marathon 2014 Race Recap

More | Fitness Half Marathon 2014 Race Recap

Well, another half in the books! 

This makes something like 23 or 24 (at least according to my race recaps page.)

Six years ago, I could barely run a mile or two; today I ran a half just for funsies, chatting the entire time.

I was actually really nervous, though. I just haven’t been running much in the past few months, and the ten-miler last weekwasn’t easy. So, I decided that distracting myself…

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Apr 08

Running Doesn’t Solve Everything…But It Doesn’t Hurt!

As you know, I love running. It’s changed my life for the better in a lot of ways.

Running Doesn’t Solve Everything…But It Doesn’t Hurt!

As you know, I love running. It’s changed my life for the better in a lot of ways.

Because I know so many of you are obsessed w/barre classes: barre moves you can do at home! 

Because I know so many of you are obsessed w/barre classes: barre moves you can do at home! 

Apr 07

A Night at Carnegie Hall

A Night at Carnegie Hall

The other day, I got a text from my friend Daria.

“Do you want to go to the Manhattan Pops at Carnegie Hall on Friday night?”

I had a million reasons to say no: what if I was tired after work and just wanted to go home and get in bed? I was leaving for DC the next morning, maybe I should just go home and pack. 31 is really cool, you guys.

But as much as I love this city to death, I feel like I…

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Apr 06

Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Race Recap

Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Race Recap

Since I started running, I’ve always wanted to run the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I love running races in D.C., and I especially like the 10-mile distance.

Back in the fall, some friends and I signed up for the lottery together as a team. We’d heard it was easier to get in that way, so we decided it worth a try…and we got in!

I’ve been a total fair-weather runner through this crappy winter, so I…

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Apr 04

Coming Full Circle

Six years ago, I was getting a haircut at my friend’s apartment.

I’d had a quarter-life crisis the month before and then did a whole lot of soul-searching. Was I happy in DC? Why did I still live there? What would happen if I left?

As Rachel clipped away, I talked through thinking about moving with them. I think I knew deep down what I needed to do but needed a little validation and a little…

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