Move More, Eat Well, Dress Like a Bee

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life45 Comments

Yes, the bee dance is coming on Halloween. But you wanna know what I love about this costume more than anything? It always fits. Every single time I put it on. At age 22, it fit. At age 32, it fit. At age 42—you get the picture. It is the only piece of clothing I own than can make that … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More, Eat Well, Dress Like a Bee

Now is the new black

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life33 Comments

Wine and Stacy’s Pita Chips are not my healthiest choices. But lately, I haven’t effing cared. Okay, that’s not actually true. I have cared. I’ve cared an awful lot. Just not about making good choices where my health and fitness are concerned. I’ve cared about my family. I’ve cared about getting my daughter ready for college. I’ve cared about my business. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNow is the new black

Now is the time on sprockets when we dance

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life58 Comments

Damn, girl. You’re looking goooood! That’s what I thought to myself after seeing this shot on my iPhone. I decided to try my friend Elise’s way of putting a phone on the ground and taking a selfie using TimerCam. I leaned it against my sport band case, set the timer for 15 seconds and ran over to pose. The funny … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNow is the time on sprockets when we dance

Thoughts on solving a chub problem

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life88 Comments

There are things I don’t always bring up with my therapist. Usually because a) I haven’t thought them through well enough, or b) I have thought them through and know that I’m pretty much full of shit and she’s going to see right through it. Usually, it’s the latter that keeps me from spending my 60+ minutes on those topics. One of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThoughts on solving a chub problem

Move More, Eat Well: So, how’s that sugar detox working?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life69 Comments

Sugar detox… riiiiight. A few weeks back, I was writing about the sugar monkey. And I decided to bring it up with my therapist last week, who said to me: “You don’t even really know what kind of woman you want to be in the first place.” Ouch. No need to feel sorry for me. I need an ass kicking … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More, Eat Well: So, how’s that sugar detox working?


Cathy ZielskeCZ Life142 Comments

Blue Raspberry ICEE’s mean only one thing in my life: I’m throwing in the towel in that particular moment and saying “Hell yes!” to Blue Dye No. 22 and overall lesser health. And Holy Mother of Frozen Slush Drinks, I freaking LOVE Blue Raspberry ICEEs. I’ve been shrugging my shoulders and saying, “WTF” a lot lately in regards to crap … Read More

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Move More, Eat Well: February Wrap Up

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life41 Comments

As of today, I have completed a full two months of taking really great care of myself. I suppose I should add, “…and I’ve NEVER felt better!” I feel good. Don’t get me wrong. But I’m actually the type of person who feels good whether I’m eating well and exercising all the time or if I’m eating Oreos and snagging … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMove More, Eat Well: February Wrap Up

Easing back into good, clean living

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life26 Comments

As of this morning, I’ll be on Day 6 of kickstarting my habits back into those that would fall into the Healthy category. As you may recall, there was a period of my life where I pretty much only existed in that column. (That was after 25 years of smoking and before 6 months of cultivated inertia.) Wouldn’t you know … Read More

Cathy ZielskeEasing back into good, clean living

I feel good

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life32 Comments

Okay, I only have one day of Moving More and Eating Well under my belt. But I’m going to say it: I feel good. Well, maybe good isn’t really completely accurate. The headache I nursed yesterday was flippin’ nasty. So in that regard by about 4 p.m. yesterday I felt like a pile of steaming, sugar-craving poop. But the more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeI feel good

January 1 is as good a day as any, right?

Cathy ZielskeCZ Life, Products & Classes67 Comments

Today I’d like to tell you a story about Twenty-Thirteen. It’s a deeply moving and tender story about the health and fitness quest of one 47-year-old, peri-menopausal, well-intentioned, quasi-professional—okay, professional—scrapbooker and rabid fan of assorted cheeses. I know what you’re thinking: New York Times Best Seller List all the way. While the story would fit nicely into the novella millieu, I’m going … Read More

Cathy ZielskeJanuary 1 is as good a day as any, right?