Quit Obsessively Weighing Yourself
Jun16

Quit Obsessively Weighing Yourself

You get up in the morning, stumble into the bathroom, do your business, undress, and get on the scale. Is this healthy behavior? Yes. It’s perfectly legit to weigh yourself naked in the morning. Is it healthy to weigh yourself as soon as you can after each meal or let the number on the scale occupy most of your waking moments throughout the day? No. This kind of compulsive relationship with the scale can rob you of your...

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Do You Control Your Food or Does Your Food Control You?
Jun16

Do You Control Your Food or Does Your Food Control You?

I am the world’s fastest eater. Maybe not officially, but I’m pretty sure that I could set records. I seem to usually wait until I’m on the wrong side of hangry, and then I inhale my food to attempt to quiet the beast that I am becoming. I know that I need to slow down and be more mindful while eating, but I usually don’t have an hour and half to eat a salad. What’s a girl to do? Obviously, one of the...

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What the Heck is Barre and Should I Being Doing It?
Jun16

What the Heck is Barre and Should I Being Doing It?

First things first. What the heck IS barre? Barre (pronounced “bar”) is a workout technique inspired by elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates. It is a low impact, but high intensity, full body workout. The movements are small, but the intensity is major. Think about doing a pliĆ© until you want to die. That’s basically what it’s like. Oh, and there’s stretching, too. Barre is great for the core, glutes,...

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How to Eat “Clean Keto” vs “Dirty Keto”
Mar14

How to Eat “Clean Keto” vs “Dirty Keto”

Remember how everything used to be about low fat everything? Well, the tables have certainly turned! Now we have the Keto diet – and it’s all about HIGH fat. There’s been a lot of talk about the Keto diet recently in the news: what is it? is it safe? is it healthy? who’s for it? who’s against it? We say…if you feel mentally and physically better eating a certain way, it’s certainly looking...

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Don’t Forget to Stretch!
Feb24

Don’t Forget to Stretch!

  I’ll admit it. I was always the one to skip the last 5 minutes of a group workout. The last 5 to 10 minutes of an exercise class, if you don’t know, are usually when the group stretches. I didn’t think I needed it. I had places to be, things to do. I could stretch at home. Except I hardly ever did. When I was younger, that barely remembered place in my life without kids and plenty of time on my hands, I would...

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Dealing with Fibromyalgia
Feb21

Dealing with Fibromyalgia

  When you tell someone you have Fibromyalgia, you can almost feel them roll their eyes in their imagination. For so long, fibromyalgia wasn’t considered something “real”, it was just a label that meant “aches, pains, fatigue, and brain fog that we can’t figure out”. And you know what? It’s STILL a label for all of that. The difference now is that is considered a real disease. I know...

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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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