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Dona Welch


Fun With Cinderblocks

By Dona Welch / June 28, 2015

But when I got to thinking about her little spiel—you know, milk being unnatural and all—I reckoned there were a lot of things we humans do that animals don’t. For instance, I’ve never seen an animal suck on a flaming stick filled with 69 known carcinogens. We’re talking acetone, ammonia, arsenic—and that’s just the A’s. […]


Protein Bars for Dummies

By Dona Welch / June 28, 2015

I researched this a little further and learned that in the U.S. our tolerance for lactose is much greater. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-30% of our citizens suffer ill side effects from lactose, whereas in Asia the percentage swells to 90%. And why is our number so much lower here in the states you […]


Workout Wednesday

By Dona Welch / April 18, 2015

If your wife gets on you for not fixing the sliding door, leaky faucet, or the bajillion other things that are broken around the house, calmly explain that you’re busy—you’re working on your health. Okay, I think they’re actually called Quinoa Pizza Bites, but whatever. It’s been awhile since I’ve had these things, and it’s […]


Getting Inverted: The Handstand Pushup

By Dona Welch / March 4, 2015

Truth be told, much of that time in the gym was spent flapping my gums—taking the requisite five or six minutes to bullshit with friends. So my routines were always part workout, part social gathering. After I’d finish lifting and jabbering, I’d go stuff my face to “bulk up” and, since I had a surplus […]


Workout Wednesday: 15 Minute Legs

By Dona Welch / March 3, 2015

First of all, thanks for watching. If you look closely at the grainy footage, I think you might be able to spot Bigfoot in the background. As I mentioned, there are a variety of exercises you can do with cinderblocks. In addition to bodyweight tricep extensions, I’d like to share with you my thoughts on […]


Putting On Weight Loss

By Dona Welch / February 28, 2015

The white SUV next to me is weaving between the shoulder and center line. I move towards the edge of my lane to give the vehicle a wide berth. The driver, a woman in her thirties rocking some scrubs, looks up and corrects her steering so that she’s saddled in the middle of the lane […]


My Name is Cortisol, and I Want to Make Your Belly Fat!

By Dona Welch / February 6, 2015

So okay, we’ve established that milk is a tummy turner for the majority of the planet, but there’s no need to feel ashamed if you’re like me and fall in the minority. Instead of hanging your head, be proud, damn it! Chin up and chest out. And when someone questions your intelligence or moral integrity […]


Body weight Circuit

By Dona Welch / February 5, 2015

Protein—milk is one of the best sources of protein you can get your hands on. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, and its protein makeup consists of whey and casein. Whey is a super-fast acting protein, meaning it’s absorbed quickly by the muscles to help them recover. Casein, on the other hand, is slower […]


Tropical Quinoa Salad

By Dona Welch / January 12, 2015

You can probably find Organic Valley or Stonyfield brands in your supermarket. In general, organic regulations stipulate that livestock must be allowed to graze, must be fed an organically certified fodder or compound feed, not be treated with most drugs, and must be treated humanely. Yeah, you’re going to spend a bit more on milk, […]

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