• Health

    8 Exercises You Can Do in Your Car // Exercise In Car While Driving

    Do you commute daily and want to exercise in car while driving? I know exercises you can do in your card sounds ridiculous, but if you’re an 80s kid like me you remember that TV show Sit and Be Fit. Exercises that require minimal mobility are totally a thing! If you communicate 15 minutes or more per day, then exercises you can do in your car are perfect for you. Disclaimer: Cars weigh a million pounds and are giant death machines. Your priority in a car should always be driving, not being on your phone or trying to get a workout in. Exercise extreme precaution and be safe you guys.…

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    BetterHelp Online Therapy Review // I Tried Online Counseling

    For years, I went to therapy every week and I gained so much from it—but I never thought I’d try online therapy until recently. I decided to give BetterHelp Online Therapy a try and review it and…I have a lot to say after my own experience and reading Betterhelp reviews. If you’ve ever been interested in online therapy, I’d recommend trying BetterHelp due to their low cost and low commitment. (Disclaimer: I get a referral fee if you use my link). Get the full scoop in the video! Note: I am an affiliate of BetterHelp. After trying it out and reading other people’s BetterHelp reviews, I thought this was something that…

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    My Weight Battle – A New FUN Experiment by Ann Kroger

    By: Ann Kroger I have always struggled with my weight. When I look back at pictures of me as a child, my eyes are inevitable drawn to my chubby, little thighs peeking out from under a blue velour dress or my rounded belly in a pink bathing suit. As a teenager, I managed a healthy weight through hours of exercise, varsity sports, and a vigorous diet of starvation and bulimia. It was ugly, but I was desperate. My self-image forced me into a corner of discomfort and unease. I thought my worth was based, not on my intellect or humor, but on the numbers on the scale. At the age…

  • Health,  Videos

    Why I Don’t Weigh Myself Anymore (First Video with Kitty Appearance!)

    I used to weigh myself obsessively, and for a long time my weight controlled me in an unhealthy way. So, I wanted to make a video about why I don’t weigh myself anymore, and how I made the decision to stop weighing myself. This video is worth watching simply because of my kitty’s YouTube debut. His name is Gatinho (Little G), and he has a cleft pallet that goes up through his nose. He is a tiny, sweet monster. Read more: Why I am No Longer a Raw Foodist

  • Health,  Recipes

    How to Make Your Own 15 Minute Meals – Including My New DELISH Recipe

    I have had this title in mind FOREVER: “5 Meals With 5 Ingredients”. But…it’s not working out. I don’t have enough recipes to write about, but I DID develop a method to my meal madness lately that I am happy to share. Since Chris and I moved, he has been leaving earlier and coming home later. Since my commute to work is almost exactly the same distance it was before I moved, I have been cooking most days. I am a planner, so before we moved I was mentally preparing myself to go from cooking NEVER to cooking most of the time. And honestly, it hasn’t been as hard as I thought.…

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    Why I Draw Pictures After Eat – Being Mindful

    In my last post, I mentioned that I now eat whatever I want. I should mention that reintroducing different foods with no restrictions and rules did not come without some struggles. Eating Everything (And and Too Much of It) When I want to eat something, I eat it. For example, at an event at work recently I ordered pizza for dinner. I had one piece and felt good about it. I had a second piece and felt…less good about it. The following week, someone brought kolaches and donuts to work. The first day, I had one for breakfast, one at lunch and another in the afternoon. I didn’t feel good.…

  • Health,  Raw Food,  Self Love

    Fruit, Religion and Cult Mentality | An Unusual Personal Story

    By: Alison Reeves As many of you know, last year I ate almost completely raw for a full month, and then 2 raw meals a day for the next 2 months after that. All in all, for about 18 months, I ate two or more raw meals a day on weekdays. I was vegan for a bit, and the rest of the time I was pescatarian (I ate no animal products except occasional fish). Why And How I Became Involved in Raw Food Let me provide some more background as to why I did this. For a few months before meeting Chris, I worked with a personal trainer and did the…

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    Conclusion of Raw Food Challenge

    Day 23 Breakfast: 7 bananas, 6 strawberries smoothie Lunch: 8 bananas, 6 strawberries Snack: 10 dates Dinner: 3 zucchini squash (noodles/sauce, 1 package sun dried tomatoes, 3 carrots, 1/2 head of romaine, 10 pine nuts Total Calories: 2,200 Ratio: 88:6:6 Sleep: 7 hours Exercise: 20 minute walk. 100 squats Day 24 Breakfast: 35 honey dates (700 calories) Lunch: Coconut curry with tofu and rice. 1 vegan spring roll. (from a restaurant, guessed calories) Dinner: Salad with tahini and lemon dressing Total: 1895 calories Ratio: 70:22:8 Sleep: 8 hours Exercise: some arm weight and 50 squats Day 25 Breakfast: 16oz honey dates. 1279 calories Lunch: Restaurant salad: lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, corn.…

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    Vegan Chocolate Halloween Cookies

    When choosing what yummy treat to eat for Halloween it is always best to go home made. Home made treats can be made with ingredients that nurture your body instead of destroy it. I know it seems like more work to make something than to just grab it off the shelf but it is so worth it in the long run. Or you could just become one of my lucky friends who gets spoiled by my healthy treats. I often bring something fresh baked when I meet up with my friends to share the goodness. Store bought cookies are often made with chemicals to preserve the food on the shelf…

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    What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet and How I Feel. Day 20ish

    What I Have Been Eating on a Raw Food Diet Day 10 Breakfast/lunch: 96oz orange juice. 1300 calories Lunch/Pre-dinner: 12oz dates. 960 calories Dinner: Restaurant salad- spring mix, artichoke, apple, avocado, pecans, and ? I also ate a couple bites of Chris’s cooked appetizer and included this as one of my two cooked meals for this week Total calories: 2,535 Ratio: (carbs:fat:protein): 88:6:6 Sleep: 6 hours Exercise: 100 squats Day 11 Breakfast: 60 oz juice. 837 calories Lunch: salad bar at whole foods- raisins, mango cucumber salad, cabbage salad, cantalouple, coconut water, a few walnut pieces. ~500 calories Snack: 12oz dates. 1020 Dinner: Chipotle salad- lettuce, corn, tomato, guacamole. Added…