Category Archives: Wellness

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

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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

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

My Tai Chi Experience

In the past year, I have dealt with shoulder bursitis and whiplash. That has all been added to the chronic pain that I have dealt with for years. I am always looking for good ways to be active that fit with my health limitations. I looked into Tai Chi after I read that it could be beneficial for chronic pain and bursitis. It just seemed like it was meant to be when I saw that there were classes offered at my local library. Continue reading

My Healing Journey

For the last two months, I have joined my husband in a commitment to refrain from fast food. Since regular soda is also a big weakness of mine, I committed to refrain from that as well. Continue reading

30 Day No Fast Food and No Soda Challenge Part 2

Last month my family decided to do a 30 day no fast food and no regular soda challenge. I really did not doubt that I could complete the challenge once I set my mind to it. But I knew I would struggle with cravings and I would not have an outlet for my comfort eating when I was stressed. When I finally made it through and could have some comfort food, my husband immediately suggested that we should start the challenge over. Continue reading

30 Day No Fast Food and No Soda Challenge

My family struggles with eating healthy all the time. We strive to keep a healthy household, but when we don’t have it in us to cook or we are away from the house, fast food is our staple. But now we have committed to refraining from the fast food for 30 days. Since soda is also a big weakness of mine I have decided to forgo that as well.   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

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