My Health Magazine Debut + This Week’s Workouts

Hello and happy Friday! Did this week absolutely FLY by for anyone else?

For today’s excitement, I’m thrilled to share that if you pick up a copy of the March Health Magazine, you will see an article written by yours truly! :)


The article is entitled “Six Steps to a Healthy Weeknight Dinner” and on pages 116-121! I’m so happy with how it came out – their photographer and page layout designer did an absolutely amazing job!


Look, it’s me! Apparently my “MPH” credential got lost in the mix, but it’s all good. I’m happy they included my blog!



Zara was very interested in learning how to make herself a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, too. ;)


This article was actually inspired by a post here on the blog – almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post entitled “How to Make a Quick and Healthy Weeknight Dinner” that included 6 steps to throwing together an easy meal. One of the editors at Health saw the post and reached out to me about turning it into an article! We worked together for months fleshing out the language and adding additional tips and tricks to include, and I also developed 4 recipes for the article using the simple steps.


Once I had the recipes developed, I sent them over to the Health team and their photographer got to work making it all look beautiful. So impressed!


If you want, pick up a copy of Health magazine to check out the article! I know this is super nerdy but I might need to get it framed for my future office someday. ;)

In other news, it’s been a very busy week over here, which seems to be a trend since January! My AnneTheRD business has been really thriving since the new year, which is wonderful – I truly love working one on one with clients to help them to develop healthier and happier relationships with food. Beyond juggling client work, I’ve also of course been busy with teaching my Basic Nutrition course at GW! This week we finished up lipid metabolism and moved on to protein digestion/metabolism. I’m also working on getting some guest speakers (related to nutrition policy/public health on the international and national level and nutrition for low income populations) set up for later on in the semester.

On the breakfast front, I’ve been mostly fueling up this week with my old favorite Flour Free Breakfast Pancake – so good and easy!


This has been a big favorite among the Winter Shape Up participants, too. :) Yesterday I rocked one with some blackberries, which were on sale at Trader Joes and totally not in season or local, but they looked delicious so I went with it.


The other big favorite of the Winter Shape Up group has been my Perfect Microwave Banana Oatmeal. Just enjoyed some this morning with my standard cottage cheese and chia seed addition, plus some pomegranate arils.

And now, for this week’s workout recap:

  • Saturday: 1 hr & 15 min vinyasa flow yoga class at Edge Yoga – I hit the 9 a.m. taught by Maggie, who I’d never had before. Enjoyed it!
  • Sunday: 20 mile LA marathon training run – lots of ice/snow adventures!
  • Monday: Skiing! Not the best thing to do the day after a really long run, obviously, but whatev. Felt surprisingly good!
  • Tuesday: Rest day, yes please.
  • Wednesday: November Project stair workout + running there and back (5 miles total) – awesome workout
  • Thursday: Rest-ish day. Normally on Thursdays I’ve been doing kickboxing or CrossFit, but I wasn’t feeling anything more than a nice 40 minute walk outside (it was finally warmer out), so I went with it!
  • Friday: Yoga later! Normally I’ve been running Friday mornings for my marathon training, but I felt like I was really in need of a little extra sleep, and my girl Gena asked if I’d be into a yoga + dinner date tonight. Perfect! Enjoyed my 7:30 alarm clock instead of the standard 5:45 or 6. :) This week scored high on the “listen to your body vs. your training plan” scale. Just over 2 weeks til the race, so I can be a little more flexible now, anyway!

And now, to finish out this week! I have some assignments and quizzes to grade for my class, some client follow up work to catch up on, and the usual mountain of emails. It’s looking like it will be a beautiful weekend – so excited to get out and enjoy some warmer sunshine!

Have a good one! I’ll leave you with Zara, who says hi from one of her favorite “toys” as of late – a Whole Foods bag. What a yuppie. ;)


Of interest:


  1. 1

    Congrats on the feature! So happy for you. :) You really don’t need to buy any toys for Zara apparently. :) I have an empty shoebox I can bring over…

  2. 3

    Congrats, that’s so legit!

    LOL and what is with cats and small spaces to crawl into- boxes, sinks, Whole Foods bags…

  3. 4

    Oh my gosh I saw that magazine at the gym!! SO exciting, congrats to you!!!!

  4. 5

    So funny, yesterday during my lunch break I was reading this magazine when I came across this article. I was reading it thinking, “this is a great article…wait, I swear I read an article just like this before…*flips to first page* ohhh, Anne wrote this!” Ha! It turned out great — wonderful job! Looking forward to making the Mediterranean pasta salad soon!

    My cat is in love with this collapsible mesh laundry basket that is now used only for him and not for laundry. It’s the best toy I never bought him!

  5. 7

    I’m really thrilled for you, Anne – what a dream come true! I’m kind of obsessive about reading my magazines in order (strange I know), and I’m a month or two behind, but I can’t wait to read it when I get up to date! Congrats!

  6. 8

    OMG!! Congrats!!! That is so exciting and every bloggers dream!! :) Keep it up girl!

  7. 9

    HUGE congrats!!!!

  8. 10

    Congrats, Anne! That is awesome!! It’s fun to see you be able to do such a variety of things with your business and degree.

  9. 11

    I read that article two nights ago- great job!

  10. 12

    Congratulations, Anne! That is so awesome!!

  11. 13

    Congratulations! So cool that your blog post turned into an article — and interesting to hear about the steps along the way. Your GW class sounds pretty interesting!

  12. 14

    I got the magazine in the mail a few days ago. I will be on the look out. Very cool!

  13. 15

    Congrats on getting published. That’s so exciting!

  14. 16

    Congrats, Anne!!!! You should totally get it framed!!

  15. 17

    Yay! Congrats! The article looks great! :)

  16. 18

    Anne, congratulations on your magazine article. It’s really wonderful to see all of your hard work rewarded–and recognized. I’m sure there are many more great things to come!

  17. 20

    Congratulations on the article! It really does look beautiful. Question for you: did you follow a particular plan to train for this or your previous marathon? I’m training for my 2nd marathon now, but I feel like the plan I picked has me running too many days for my body. Did you do a post on a training plan that involves fewer days of running?

  18. 22
    Janet Knowlton says

    Awesome, Anne! I am anxiously awaiting my copy in the mail. A side note – try throwing a couple of ping pong balls in the bathtub for Zara! Better than a Whole Foods bag!

  19. 24

    The photography for the article makes the meals look especially appealing – I want to try them – and that’s the point. When your expertise shows (as in the blog post that was the basis for the article), people do notice.

  20. 26

    Congratulations on the feature! I am going to have to pick up a copy! Great job on the workouts, I was with ya on the whole listen to your body week, I was pretty sore from last week and this week I just listened to my body and it was so much better!

  21. 27

    Congrats missus!!! Well deserved feature!

  22. 28

    Congrats on the article! You must be so excited! You should definitely get it framed!

    And that’s great your business is thriving! It sounds incredibly rewarding! Keep up the hard work!

  23. 29

    Congrats on your feature story, Anne! It looks great! I definitely say it deserves a frame. :)

  24. 30

    Congrats on the magazine; however, that screen shot of the cover? Alison’s eyes look TERRIFYING. Is she a demon?! haha!

  25. 31

    Congrats on Health Magazine! That is so exciting.

  26. 32

    Wow, great article! Congrats! And love the pics of the wonder cat!

  27. 33

    congrats on the article! 6 pages is an impressive spread and those recipes look delicious!

  28. 34

    WOW! Congrats!! The article looks great!! :)

  29. 35

    That is so awesome, Anne!! Congrats!! :)

  30. 36

    Congrats on the article! Looks awesome. We’re going to have to go pick up a copy.

  31. 37

    Just saw this and immediately thought you! Had to share:

  32. 39

    Congrats on the story in health! The recipes look great, I’m going to pick a copy up this weekend!

  33. 40

    So proud of you! The article looks beautiful.

  34. 41

    Congrats on the feature! I’ll have to check it out!

  35. 42

    That is great that your article is out! Congrats, and I totally think you should frame it for your office. I will be grabbing a copy for sure. I love hearing that your business is taking off and about your weekly workouts.

  36. 44

    Awesome!! Congratulations!! It looks so great!!

  37. 45

    I subscribe to Health and I was just reading the March issue this morning when I came across your feature. I don’t normally look at the author’s name on recipe stories, but for some reason I did today. I thought, “Wow, that name sounds awfully familiar,” and I flipped the page and saw the line about your blog. SO AWESOME! The feature itself is awesome, too. I love the step-by-step guide to throwing together your own salad creation. Congrats! Great job! It must be a thrill to send in your text to the mag and then see it in all its photographic glory!

  38. 47

    Congratulations! That is so awesome! Also, your cat is too adorable. :-)

  39. 48

    Wow, what a week… Congrats on your article,,,so proud of you.

  40. 49
    Paula Argento says

    Congratulations, Anne! What a testament to your great philosphy and recipes!
    Will pick up the magazine! All great!

  41. 50

    Congrats Anne! I have a subscription to Health magazine and I love it! I haven’t had a chance to flip through this issue yet, but I can’t wait to check out your feature!

  42. 51

    Congrats on the feature Anne! That’s so exciting!!

  43. 52

    Congrats! That is so exciting! The article looks amazing!

  44. 53

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it!!!!

  45. 54

    Fabulous article!! Looks beautiful!

  46. 55

    Holy cow congratulations!! What an awesome achievement you should be so proud! Love the article topic too, its a good one :)

  47. 56

    congrats on the magazine! I have the issue sitting on my coffee table waiting to be read. Can’t wait to check out your debut :)

  48. 57

    Woot woot, congrats Anne! Wish I could get that mag here in South Africa to help you celebrate.
    P.S. There is no shame in the frame yo.

  49. 58

    I love the kitty pictures included!

  50. 59

    Congratulations on your Debut, i will go thru the magazine again.

  51. 60

    Congrats on the article! Now they just should have included little Zara in it!

  52. 61

    Congrats!! I actually bought the magazine last week when I was home sick, but never got through reading it all. I need to go back and check it out. that is SO exciting!

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