Your HIIT Workout, Your Way!
Apr17

Your HIIT Workout, Your Way!

HIIT Workouts, or high intensity interval workouts, are one of the most effective ways to burn fat and get in shape! This workout can be done once for a quick 10 minute workout, or repeated two or three times to really kick it up a notch. Change the interval length depending on your fitness level – 40 seconds all out with a 20 second rest for each exercise for those who may just be beginning or want a less intense workout....

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 6
Apr14

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 6

May 31st, 2018. That’s the day of my decompression surgery. I have been planning family vacations and getting things in order so that I’ll be ready to rest after the surgery, and not worry about anything except recuperating. I am sure the surgery will go well, I’m just a little nervous about the recovery. What will I feel like? Will my headaches be severe? What will my hair look like?! How will I sleep? If my head is...

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Home Chef Review
Mar26

Home Chef Review

I’m sick of cooking. Scratch that. I’m sick of coming up with ideas of what to cook. My idea bank is completely drained. I decided to try as many meal services as I could, as long as I had a discount code and they offered healthy options. I found about 10 that fit the bill! The first one I tried was Home Chef. I had a $30 discount code, which made 3 meals for 2 people around $30. The menu consisted of: Chicken Milanesa...

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 5
Mar26

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 5

  The reason for this mini journal is that it’s hard to find information about people that are dealing with this Arnold Chiari Malformation. It’s not that it’s that big of a deal, BUT it does cause some things that you may have been spending your whole life trying to figure out. For example, my fingers go completely numb (Raynaud’s syndrome), I have headaches and constant pressure in my neck, and I’m...

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 4
Mar13

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 4

It’s been a bit since I wrote. I had the chance to go to Expo West, which is a huge health food show in California. It was a lot of walking, a lot of eating, and a lot of socializing. I had a great time, but I’m now playing catch up on all the things that were neglected while I was gone. There were so many great brands there! RX Bar Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Square Organics Hippeas Stonyfield Kind Bar There were so...

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 3
Feb26

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 3

Well, I haven’t been writing because I was sick. Just a bad cold, but it sucked away my will to live. Ha! Anyway, I’m back and we finally have some sunshine. Isn’t it amazing how much the sun energizes you and makes you feel more positive about life? I’m always shocked about that after it’s been hiding for a few days. If you have chiari, have you noticed a change in symptoms when a weather front comes in?...

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 2
Feb14

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 2

So, today is my 41st birthday and all I want is this headache I’ve had for the past two weeks to go away. I’m so over it. I’ve tried meds, massage, chiropractor…nothing helps. I’m almost starting to think that I have a virus in my head. That’s one of the weird things about Chiari. I don’t know if I’m actually sick with a headache, or if this is really a brain thing that is causing me...

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Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 1
Feb11

Mini Journal: Me and Chiari Day 1

*Some of this post has been borrowed from my other site, Slightly Tilted Life. Two things about me you may not realize: I have a brain. I have proof of this. Not only do I have a brain, it’s a little too big for my head. I have what is called a chiari (key-r-e) malformation. I like the name. I mean, if I’m going to have a malformation, at least the name is fun to say and it’s kind of pretty. It’s not like “grotesque gnarled horned...

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We’re Coming Back! Stay Tuned!
Feb01

We’re Coming Back! Stay Tuned!

Well it is a new year and we have made it our resolution to be fit again! Am I right?!  Actually, we try to stay fit all year, but often get a little distracted. (Or at least that’s how it works for me!) I rarely miss the gym, but I really enjoy food! So… I have to concentrate on finding a healthy balance ~ kind of like our fit-momma’s site. We took a little break from bringing you all new workouts and yummy recipes to start a...

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What is the Paleo Diet?
Oct25

What is the Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet is called the “caveman diet” for a good reason. The underlying premise is that if a caveman didn’t eat it, neither should you. Meats, fish, nuts, leafy greens, veggies, and seeds get a big thumbs up, but you’ll have to give up pasta, cereal, and candy. The good news is that this means no calorie counting. The bad news is that it may be hard for you to give up food that you may be leaning on as a...

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