The impossibility of mindful eating for weight loss?

Woman sucking her fingerToday’s post was inspired by Diane Carbonell’s recent post on mindful eating and weight loss. I’m inclined to think that mindful eating for weight loss is possible, but not easy or simple.

Let me explain.

I started brushing up my mindfulness skills in September and since that time I’ve had a couple of experiences that I think are very relevant to the topic of learning to eat mindfully. [Read more…]

Workout plan for spring 2014 and flu #2

Not at all as cosy here, I just had to furnish the post with something!

Not at all as cosy here, I just had to furnish the post with something!

I’ve been waiting for a chance to start working out properly this spring, but so far I’ve been foiled in my pursuit.

I did one metabolic strength training session on Friday morning. I felt great, despite my glutes being a bit sore. But then I woke up on Saturday morning feeling wonky and as the day went on I had admit I was feeling feverish. [Read more…]

7 Totally Unsexy Health Related Resolutions for the New Year

Last Years New Year Resolution list failedNow that the rest of the world is joining the gym or ordering weight loss shakes online, I thought it would be fun to create suggestions for health and fitness –related New Year resolutions.

Only my suggestions are so simple and concrete that it should be actually possible to stick to them in the long term. [Read more…]

My January focus – do what you can when you can #wycwyc

january-focus-wycwycAfter I read Mizfit’s December post about the wycwyc principle it was clear to me it would be my January 2014 theme.  Wycwyc stands for the maxim “(Do) what you can when you can”.

As far as I know blogger Roni Noone was the one who created the Twitter hashtag and started the #wycwyc challenge. [Read more…]

The physicality of singing

Funny school choir singingI had my first singing gig with my choir on Wednesday evening. We sang a Finnish tango named Satumaa, a jazzy version of Jingle Bells and Gloria Dei.

Based on the feedback our choir leader got from her colleagues we were pretty good – mostly thanks to her thorough singing instruction! [Read more…]