Wellness is the New Luxury

“Luxury … is to go to SoulCycle and treat yourself to an avocado toast, instead of going to buy those new Gucci loafers,” Owens said. A pair of shoes that you can share on social media once or twice doesn’t have the legs that it once did. The new luxury is convenience, culture, wellness, and sustainability.” – Philly.com I’m home in front of my laptop still feeling high from my hour and a half walk/run along Penn’s Landing.  It feels so good to move my body and put in my steps first thing in the morning.  My watch tells…

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Project Wellness: Walk, Run, or simply Move!

Happy Weekend, friends!  Those of us in Philadelphia woke up on Saturday morning to the beginning of a beautiful weekend.  Mother nature finally gave us a nice respite from the heat wave that dominated most of last week.  This morning, lured by the mild temperature and gentle sunshine, I decided to go outdoors for a walk/run along the Delaware River. I realize that it has been so long since my last entry on my project weight loss.  Truth is, there is nothing new to report.  The journey continues, so to speak, and lately my focus have been on: shifting…

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Meyer Lemons and Five Tips to Increase Your Water Intake

While well aware that hydration is essential to our well being, I confess to not being diligent about drinking enough water each day.  But when I started using a pretty water glass container and adding a couple of freshly squeezed Meyer lemon wedges to my spring water, I have definitely upped my water intake game and feel more energetic because of it. Lemon water, especially when taken first thing in the morning, has been touted for its immune system boosting health benefits.  I’ve always liked the idea of lemon water and even tried it but the juice of regular lemons is much…

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Project Weight Loss: Tale of a Goal Driven Dieter (March Update)

It was the week before a work event in Miami when I decided to try on the dresses and suits that I was planning to pack for the trip. As I suspected, my clothes were snug so I made my way to the mall in search of a couple of pieces but found nothing that flattered well enough to justify spending the money.  Truth be told, I was in major panic mode as I was driving away from the mall empty-handed.  That was when I thought of doing a liquid diet – a last-minute and desperate attempt at a quick fix.…

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Project Weight Loss (February Update)

If January was about deciding to try to lose weight all over again, easing my way back into yet another weight loss project but this time blogging about it, this month was about moving more.  I aimed to exercise for 30 minutes 3x/week.  I ran on the treadmill, did strength exercises with a fitness DVD (21 day Fix), and took spinning classes at my local gym.  Except for the spinning class, I worked out mostly at home.  Need I say more that the convenience of working out at home cannot be beat?  I just enjoy getting into my exercise clothes, quickly grabbing my phone…

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