Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Thanks for checking out my new blog! Contrary, to the name I'm not a health freak. In fact, I'm a short fat sugar addict. I love food, especially when it tastes good. But I'm getting older and my doctor says I need to cut out the sugar. I've learned so much from my book/writing blog bethfred.com that I thought this was the perfect way to learn a healthy lifestyle. So this blog will chronicle my journey with low sugar-no sugar treats, healthy eating, and ballroom dancing. I know the ballroom dance seems kind of random, but my husband and I thought it would be a fun way to get in shape and spend time together. This year we're learning, maybe next year we can compete.

So health blasts that last will chronicle 52 weeks of dancing and inventive recipes. I love promoting other bloggers, so if you're a nutritionist, dance instructor, fitness trainer, or cookbook writer (with semi-healthy recipes) feel free to shoot me an email. I'm happy to do guest posts or interviews.

For now, you can expect to see a post here every Friday, but that might increase as I learn more about  health and fitness blogs. I'll keep you updated. And thank you for joining me on this journey. I know this will be a positive life change, but the reasons I'm initiating it are scary.

Thanks Beth!


  1. Love your idea for this blog, I was contemplating the same, but maybe I'll just follow and comment and give updates there.
    We talked about doing ballroom dancing too, but his schedule is too erratic.
    Still what fun!

    Good luck!

    1. Thank you so much! You're my first comment on this blog. I'd love your comments, and you can totally give updates here!

      Also, if you're interested in dance but don't have a partner there are a lot of ballroom for fitness dvds you can do partner free (all of the Dancing W/ The Stars videos). Actually, I had a hard time finding one that would teach both parts, and E won't take a class in public until we've practiced LOL.

  2. I decided to go ahead and create a new blog site for my health goals, inspired by you and The Healthy Writers Club -- this year, even more important that getting published is getting healthy.

    Please stop by when you get a chance, maybe together this year we can support and inspire each other.


    1. In case you didn't know captcha is on -- I found out when I set up my account that you have to go in and reset the comments in settings. Just thought you would like to know.