Category Archives: Healthy Living

How I Felt After 30 Days of Paleo

I never thought that I would try a Paleo diet. However, I heard that it could be a good anti-inflammatory diet. I suffer with major digestive issues and chronic pain. I was optimistic about feeling better and getting rid of my daily bloating. The results were not what I had hoped they would be. Continue reading

Being Active Throughout the Day

I spent the last year trying to stay as active as I could in between dealing with physical limitations due to overall chronic pain along with back and neck issues. I am still not where I want to be in terms of strength and a toned body, but I most certainly have made progress. This year I want to focus on doing bursts of activity throughout the day to stay active and to sit less. Continue reading

How Kung Fu Movies Inspire My Workouts

Ever since I started taking Tai Chi, I have gained a greater interest in martial arts and especially Kung Fu. I never expected that I would end up being hooked on Kung Fu movies. However, this has turned out to be a good thing for me because it actually has motivated me to get more fit and strong. Continue reading

The High of Exercise

It seems like there is always something to get me off track with my workouts. It gets frustrating because at this point in my life, I am not looking for excuses not to work out. I want my workouts. I want that mental and physical boost. Continue reading

My Bowflex Workout

It seems like my fitness routine is ever evolving and my latest endeavor is with the Bowflex. Continue reading

Revisiting Health and Fitness Goals

I wanted to revisit some goals that I had last year. I was sidelined by some of my own injuries and got off track when my husband was dealing with a herniated disc. Continue reading

Vegetable Ideas for People Who Hate Vegetables

Growing up and for most of my adult life, I have not been a fan of most vegetables. I could handle canned green beans and carrots if they were seasoned right, but I did not go much beyond that. With all the hype about how good vegetables are for you and a strong desire to eat healthy, I decided I needed to strive for more vegetables in my diet. So these are some ideas that have worked for me to improve the taste of vegetables and I hope they can work for you as well. This is just a sampling of some vegetable ideas that have helped me eat my vegetables. Continue reading

Life with Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain poses many challenges. It makes life on the homestead a hardship. Even with the increased press and new medications for chronic pain like Fibromyalgia, many still do not believe it is real. One may even face such denial from family members. A person with chronic pain may look normal and it could be hard to tell just how bad the person is feeling. Continue reading

Nature’s Original Wheat – Einkorn

I love my bread and I wouldn’t want to live without my sandwiches, but I have been disheartened by all the negative press about wheat.  I have a hard time thinking that a food that has been a staple for so many generations could be that bad for you. I recently found a wheat product that I am excited to add to my diet. Continue reading

New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel – Natural Arthritis Pain Relief

My husband has lived with severe arthritis in his knee, but he has been able to get relief with the natural supplement New Zealand green-lipped mussel. He has such great success with the New Zealand green-lipped mussel that we wanted to share his story in hopes that it may help others. Continue reading