Tag Archives: Healthy Living

I’m Going to Vegas! My Health and Wellness “Do” List

7 May
Health and Wellness in Las Vegas

I'll be staying healthy at the Bellagio.

As many of you know, I’m not into “do not’s”. They just don’t work for me – I am SUCH a rebel. My whole wannabe health and wellness philosophy is about the Power of More – more vegetables, more movement, more water.  I’m on a really good streak right now – recovering from my hurt back, getting up to speed at the gym, and even sharpening my knife in the kitchen. So I want to continue this positive momentum – even in Sin City – while enjoying a lovely vacation.

So here’s what I WILL DO on my vacation:

  1. I will eat dessert – after I eat my vegetables.
  2. I will move – walk, gym, swim – I think this will be fairly easy actually.
  3. I will enjoy a warm piece of sourdough bread – with butter – along with my salad.
  4. I will use the stairs at least once to get to my room (God help me if I’m on the 20th floor).
  5. I will drink water (yes – I even have my water bottle packed – can you believe it?).
  6. I will rest my body and mind with naps, reading, and massage.
  7. I will wear sunscreen and a hat.
  8. I will do yoga with my BF+ without giggling (maybe…).
  9. I will eat regularly so that I’m never starved (got my bars packed).
  10. I will smile and laugh often.

I’ll be disconnecting – yep – not taking the computer. But don’t be surprised if I tweet a pic or two.

But in the meantime, here’s some toe-tapping tunes to set the mood…. Enjoy!

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How the Power of “More” Changed My Habits

21 Nov
My Bike and Me

My Bike and Me - In Real Life

“Whatever we think about gets bigger….”

It was about 20 years ago when I first heard this, and it has always stuck with me. Over time, I’ve mainly applied this to my thinking. For example, focusing on the solution gets makes the solution grow in our mind, and is more productive than focusing on the problem. But without knowing it, I subconsciously applied this to my behavior on my recent healthy living journey.

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The Good, Bad and the Ugly – B+ on My Second Trip

18 Nov

This was a big trip – 5 days in lovely Monterey, California. Between press meetings & our big Sustainable Ag Expo, I had 2 days that were not too rough in terms of scheduling and 3 days that were demanding. I’m not a saint, but I’ve been very consistent in adopting healthier habits, and I don’t want to undo all the progress I’ve made.

Overall, I have about 10 days of travel over 14 days. I felt so good after the first trip, I was excited to stay the course to help minimize the mental and physical fatigue.   Continue reading

Syncope – My Little Wake Up Call

1 Nov

I’ve avoided writing about this because it’s embarrassing. After all, I’m an educated person and “know” the good stuff I’m supposed to be doing for myself: drink water, eat my veggies, get rest, blah blah blah… This is NOT rocket science, for crying out loud. But knowing and doing are totally different things.  Continue reading

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