Healthy Living

A Few of My Favorite Things

I have had a few obsessions recently. My first one is a little sad. Unfortunately the other day while my boyfriend was mowing the lawn, he ran over a nest of baby rabbits. We were both mortified and I actually ended up taking one to a veterinarian who specializes in wildlife and they said they… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things

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Lemon and Cayenne

Lemon and ground cayenne pepper in a glass of water.  Doesn't sound very appetizing, right? Well, this was one of the new objectives of the Extreme Summer Shred this month. Every morning, we are supposed to drink a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon and a pinch of cayenne pepper.  I admit, I… Continue reading Lemon and Cayenne

Healthy Living, Main Menu

Summer Shred to the Extreme!

So I completed the Summer Shred!  I was incredibly proud of myself as this was the hardest I have ever pushed myself when it comes to my health.  And in an effort to make this a lifestyle change and not just a fad diet, I have entered the month of June starting the Extreme Summer… Continue reading Summer Shred to the Extreme!

Healthy Living, Recipes

Less Stress = Healthier Me

I have major issues with stress.  Its pretty much been a problem my entire life. As a child, I would stress about coloring in the lines, stress about building the perfect house with blocks, stress about getting Barbie's hair just right, stress about being perfect and not upsetting anyone.  Not really sure where this all… Continue reading Less Stress = Healthier Me

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What is Clean Eating Anyway?

I've been posting about the fact that I have been eating clean for three weeks now. But what exactly does eating clean mean? Well, it can mean different things to different people, but the main concept seen in every version is cutting out processed foods as much as possible. This means limiting prepackaged foods and… Continue reading What is Clean Eating Anyway?

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

This morning I cried when I heard on the radio that Angelina Jolie had announced through an article in the NY Times that she had tested positive for a genetic mutation that is known to make one more succeptible to breast cancer. As soon as I got to work, I looked up the article and… Continue reading BRCA1 and BRCA2 Gene Mutations

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Eating Clean

Since I started this Summer Shred through NHerShoes, I have been eating completely clean.  I thought this would be incredibly difficult and that I would be starving all the time (especially since I'm tracking my calories), but truthfully, it has been much easier than I expected and I have been LESS hungry because I make… Continue reading Eating Clean

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Starting Out

Ok, my first post will be a long one, sorry 🙂  Here is just a little bit of background about my life recently and what made me decide to start La Vida Sana (which means "The Healthy Life" in Spanish.  In August I got a job teaching Spanish to pre-schoolers through 8th graders. Talk about… Continue reading Starting Out