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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Paleo: What to Eat and Not Eat and Why
Jul13

Paleo: What to Eat and Not Eat and Why

So many diets, so much confusion! One of the most popular diets is the Paleo diet. What is the Paleo diet? Have you been too embarrassed to ask your crossfit friends? Are you rolling your eyes at yet another diet? We’re are not advocates either way – but curious minds need to know! Let us fill you in on the basics. The Paleo Diet The Paleo diet, also known as the Paleolithic diet, is one of the most popular nutrition...

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Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors
Jul02

Stretches for Tight Hip Flexors

Leg day is my favorite day. My upper body doesn’t take much to stay in pretty good shape, but my lower body is a different story. (Thanks, genetics!) After all of those hard leg days, my right hip started to cramp and hurt at night and that’s when I realized…stretching is important. Tight hip flexors can bring many problems, including terrible back pain and mobility issues. Even if you are an active person, your hip...

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SkinnyMint Tea Detox Review
May17

SkinnyMint Tea Detox Review

  Well, here is my official review of the SkinnyMint Tea 28 day detox. Let me start by saying, I do not drink tea. Never in my life have I consumed a cup of tea. Weird, right?! Anyway, I ordered it because I was interested to see if it helps with bloating and guess what?  It totally does! The way it works is this: drink one cup of tea every morning and a cup in the evenings every other night. Not too hard to follow. The morning...

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Breathe In, Breathe Out
May09

Breathe In, Breathe Out

I’m a fit momma. I am. I admit it. I am fit. I am a momma. I’m one of those people that like to workout. I like to eat healthy. I also like being a momma (most of the time). If that makes me weird, then I am all kinds of crazy, because I really love it. However…years of going hard at the gym, at work, and at “mom-ing” have taken their toll. Recently, I have had to…ahem…start stretching. This...

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