Posts Categorized: Life’s a Butter Dream

Life’s a Butter Dream – Author M.J. Pullen blogs about body image, weight loss (and gain) (and loss again), fitness and struggling to stay healthy as a working mom. When my oldest son, Skywalker, was a toddler, he used to sing “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily… life’s a butter dream.” And he’s right!

It’s time for my bi-annual Jazzercise blog! I took a break from my favorite exercise addiction for a couple of years due to a combination of injury and my work schedule, but I’ve been back since February and wondering (the way you always do when you’re on the exercise wagon) how I ever lived without  […]

In addition to the mildly inappropriate Baked Brie Larson recipe I posted earlier in the week, I’ve had a couple of requests for the full complement of Oscar food puns from Sunday night. So here they are! Hubs did what passes for a high school engineering project on the Bridge of Fries, which included three  […]

So. The Oscars. Loved them. Loved Chris Rock and Leo and the whole sha-bang. I probably have more to say on this at some point, but for now, let’s talk cheese! If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you already know that my friend Rob and I have been watching the Oscars together  […]

One of the fun things I’ve discovered about turning 40 is that there are always new and interesting ways for my body to rebel against me. For example, for the end of December and most of January, I got to wear this incredibly sexy telemetry heart event monitor for 30 days, all the time, under my  […]

Don’t you hate this part of the health and fitness cycle? The “I know I’d feel better if I got off my ass and got some exercise but what I really want is to melt into my chair with some caramel popcorn and bourbon” phase. Everyone goes through that, right? For some reason, January is  […]

Recently, a couple of people have asked me about the 90 Day Fitness challenge I started at the beginning of August. How is it going? Why haven’t I blogged about it lately? How much weight have I lost? My responses range from shouting “hey, is that a Stormtrooper riding a chipmunk?” and running away, to  […]

In just a few days, I’ll be turning 40. Like most everyone around my age I’ve talked to lately, I truly, truly believe age is just a number, that there is absolutely no reason a “milestone” birthday should hold more significance than others, blah, blah, blah. And yet. It’s hard not to stop and take  […]

At the gym the other day, as I wiped my sweaty brow for the twentieth time or so, I thought suddenly of my paternal grandmother. She used to say, “Southern ladies don’t sweat, they glisten.” Yeah, right. She said a lot of crap like that. I think she knew that we knew she was full  […]

Well, I’m 1/3 of the way through the 90 Day Challenge at Lifetime Fitness with somewhat mixed results. I thought it would be a good time to check in with a progress update. We’ll start with what’s going well: – I have tracked all my meals nearly every day on the LoseIt app, (with a  […]