I have no shame admitting that I am a tad bit obsessive in my quest to stave off illness. I like things clean and disinfected. I blame my microbiology course in college for making me this way. We had to swab various items around the university and at home. After watching different types of bacteria grow in the petri dishes from things like elevator buttons to garbage … Continue reading A Clean Freak's Guide to Surviving a Road Trip
My husband and I attended MegaFest back in August. During the event there were a plethora of break out sessions to suit many different interests. My husband and I decided to attend one called the “CEO of Me” together. What intrigued me about the session was that the speaker, Tony Gaskins, was a 29-year-old Christian relationship coach/ life coach/ self-made millionaire who was bringing in over … Continue reading E is for Empowerment Seminar
My hair has been in its natural state for over 3 years and I still have not figured out how to manage it! I leave it out for all of 3 days before I get extremely frustrated with it and put it in a protective style. I am sitting here relaxing while a hot oil treatment is penetrating my strands. I really want to become … Continue reading 2 Week Natural Hair Challenge
For many years, I led a quite sedentary lifestyle. I worked 12 hr night shifts running up and down the halls of the hospital so in my mind there was no need to do anything else. I gained weight because I didn’t follow a strict diet and I just sat around the house on my days off watching tv, snacking, and browsing the web. It … Continue reading Tone those thighs!
Summer time is quickly approaching! We all know what that means. It’s time to shed that winter “insulation” and tone up to look chic those cute bathing suits, summer dresses, and distressed denim shorts. Luckily Tone It Up has a solution to help us burn the fat so that we will be ready for the beautiful tropical beaches in the coming months. Here is one … Continue reading Summer Ready Abs
The past few weekends have been a blur. It’s a good thing that I am obsessed with snapping photos with my iPhone or I may have forgotten about a lot of the good and not so good things that I have experienced in the last few weeks. Here is a break down of the photos you see. 1 & 2. Getting my exercise in. 3. … Continue reading Spring Weekends as told by my iPhone
I have been exercising a lot lately as I mentioned in my last post. I would rather workout at home than in a gym A) because I am too lazy to drive 20 minutes or more to get to my nearest gym and B) because I get too distracted people watching to get a good workout in. I know some of you may be in … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Exercise
After watching the documentary “Tapped”, I wondered what else in my home contained PET, PETE, styrene, BPA etc. So I started walking around my home looking at the bottom of my food storage containers, foods in my pantry, cosmetics, etc. What I found was mortifying to me. It seems like everything in my home contains some form of these compounds. *Note: If you are looking … Continue reading I am waging war against plastic!
My desire to maintain my health has been a long time coming. I realized in nursing school while doing a genogram of illnesses that run in my family that I was doomed to have some type of chronic illness that would takeover my life starting around middle adulthood. I am determined not to let that happen! I was slack for a while but it seems … Continue reading Wellness Wednesday
Have you ever had one of those weeks that test your strength, faith, patience, nerves of steel, etc? This has definitely been one of those weeks for me! First off, I finally transitioned to EARLY morning classes(7 am) at the hospital. I am so not a morning person so waking up at 4:30 am and starting my commute by 5:30 am has certainly been an adjustment … Continue reading One of those weeks!