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A Healthy, Happier Bear

New York, New York
We were married on November 21st, 2009 and are now enjoying our second year of married life! Each day brings new adventures in New York City. This blog highlights my food and fitness adventures as we become healthier on our way to the 2011 NYC Marathon!
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5 Lifestyle Changes That Go Beyond January by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For years, both Bo and I have relied on quick, extreme diet changes in preparation for beach vacations and special events. Most of us know the feeling. First, you sta ... Read on »
Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon Training – Week 10 by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hey gang! If you’re in the Northeast battling blizzard conditions, I hope you are staying warm and safe. I am sure many people are forced to change their running plan ... Read on »
24 Hours in La Clusaz, France by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend whether fighting the bitter cold weather or enjoying sunshine. Here in Europe the continent seems to finally realiz ... Read on »
Friday Favorites – January Edition #1 by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s Friday! Insert all the excited emoticons and celebratory gestures! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m looking forward to a large pour of r ... Read on »
Swim Etiquette – Do or Don’t? by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hey gang! I hope you guys had a good evening. It seems like most of the people in my Facebook to Twitter feed were busy watching the State of the Union. When dealing ... Read on »
Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon Training – Week 11 by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There is something wonderful and exciting about a training plan. I’m excited to lace up these week, hoping I’ll feel a bit stronger than the week prior. ... Read on »
Silent Saturday – St. Petersburg by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The cold, windy weather couldn’t keep us from exploring the city on a quiet Saturday, including the famed Hermitage Museum! Read on »
A City Tour of St. Petersburg by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Greetings from St. Petersburg! We are in love with St. Petersburg thus far and have enjoyed a packed afternoon and evening complete with a guided city tou ... Read on »
4 Sites Which Make Working Out Easier by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living How was your day? Bo and I are running around the house trying finish packing our bags for tomorrow’s trip. Tomorrow we head off to St. Petersburg, Russia! ... Read on »
Publix Savannah Women’s Half & 5k Giveaway by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday you guys!  I have a fun giveaway to my favorite grocery store today, so get excited! As you may have seen on Instagram , Bo and I spent much of the ... Read on »
Spin Geneve – Geneva’s First Spin Studio by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This morning it felt more like we were in London or New York than Geneva! Bo and I spent the morning doing something we’ve missed since moving abroad – en ... Read on »
Friday Favorites – Winter Running Gear by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living As many of you realize by now, the winter weather in Geneva is very different than most people assume. Switzerland is known for snow-capped Swiss Alps and skiing, amo ... Read on »
Mile High Run Club by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After reading about the forecasted wellness trends for 2015 in Well+Good’s article last month, I knew I had to try a treadmill running class when I was next in New Yo ... Read on »
Resolutions for a Great Year by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love the beginning of January!  It’s the beginning of a fresh new year with promises of wonderful things and the opportunity to shape the year you want.  ... Read on »
New Year’s Eve 2014 by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy New Years! We are currently relaxing on Meg & Russell’s couch in Brooklyn sipping mimosas and watching Harry Potter. In my opinion it’s the perfect ... Read on »
A Quick Trip to Columbia by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday Bo and I took a daytrip to Columbia, South Carolina to meet this adorable threesome. Amy, one of my oldest friends, had a baby back in March and while ... Read on »
My New Favorite Group Workout by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For years, I thought that the only sign of a good workout was being drenched in sweat. I spent my time taking high-intensity workout classes, Bikram yoga or sprinting ... Read on »
Christmas in Savannah by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living "If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him…the people who give you their food give you their heart." —Cesar Chavez   Chris ... Read on »
Atlanta Christmas 5k by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I apologize for the silence but Bo and I have been having a blast back in Georgia! We landed in Atlanta on Friday evening and since then have been going non-stop ... Read on »
Practice Makes Perfect by A Healthy, Happier Bear Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eight months ago, I decided to put on my big girl pants or ahem swimsuit and join our PG swim team. Multiple co-workers had suggested I join, noting that th ... Read on »