Well, yet again, this week didn't go as planned. But that's life, right? As I've discussed many times, I've been dealing with some health/digestive issues most of my life, but especially the last six months or so. Last Wednesday I finally made it to a doctor and, to my unhappy surprise, she immediately scheduled me… Continue reading GMST Challenge – Week 6: A Surprise Surgery
I recently cut gluten and dairy out of my diet. This may be a very controversial decision and there are a lot of loaded opinions for and against it, but it was a decision I made for myself, based on my own body. I am not a nutritionist or dietician or certified in anything, so… Continue reading Going Gluten and Dairy Free
I've been dealing with acne for just about as long as I can remember. At least since 5th or 6th grade, for sure. Just about everyone can identify with the embarrassment and discomfort acne brings, but when you have had it for your entire life, it really drags on your self-esteem as well. I've tried… Continue reading A Little SoulCandy (Skincare)
So, I did it. I signed up for the Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon which will be on November 10!! That means I REALLY need to start training hard. This past Friday, I ran 5 miles in about 50 minutes, so I'm doing around 10 minutes per mile. I'd like to get it closer to… Continue reading Half Marathon Training
There is a new study out that men who skipped breakfast had more chances of having a heart attack. They have been saying for years that people who eat breakfast tend to be healthier and control weight better. It seems to me that breakfast is pretty important (as the saying goes, "Its the most important… Continue reading Eat Breakfast!
I have always fed my son more healthy than I would eat myself, but I could always do better. Thankfully, I think since I started him out with healthy foods, he really likes a lot of really healthy things that most children don't, such as broccoli, edamame, carrots, pretty much all fruit, whole grain breads… Continue reading Healthy Meals for the Whole Family
As everyone knows by now, I have been participating in the Summer Shred and Extreme Summer Shred through Bobbi McCormick's blog NHerShoes. This has been an incredible and life-changing experience for me! I have lost 7 pounds so far and will be measuring my inches in about a week, but I can definitely tell my… Continue reading Join in the Shred!
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
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
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!