100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 6: Experiencing Nature 101

Today I volunteered at the Wildlife Refuge, something I regularly do on Saturday mornings since Chris is usually at his open studio.  While at the refuge, I started reading a book called “Bird Watching for Dummies”.  It was a quick read, but maybe not the perfect one for me to get hooked on Birding as a pastime.  There are several other Birding Basics books at the store where I work, so I feel I have plenty of time to explore the possibility of becoming a birder.  Honestly, if anyplace is going to turn me, it’s the Tualatin River Wildlife Refuge.  wetlandobservationdeck

I was considering writing about Birding today, but I only read one book and I don’t have enough information.  But reading the book reminded me of an important aspect I developed for EarthFit, which is “Experiencing Nature”.  And with that came, wouldn’t you guess it, a list! Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 6: Experiencing Nature 101

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

Considering my background with Asian animals, it’s little wonder I have something of an obsession with discovering simple ways to protect their homes in the rainforests.  But I’m not just concerned for orangutans, hornbills, elephant, and tigers.  I worry about sloths, tapirs, toucans, and jaguars in South America as well.  I worry about all the animals, as we are making the world increasingly smaller.   Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 5: Healthy Cuppa

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 4: Nutritional Education

I thought about taking an “off” day today, and just lounging around being a general lazy-bum.  But then I got into my new online Nutritional Education Certificate program I started earlier in the week, and I ended up plowing through the remainder of the lessons, taking good notes, and passing yet another exam to receive my certificate in Nutrition. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 4: Nutritional Education

100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

Already I am deviating from what I intended to discuss on this day.  But as I was cooking lunch, and came across an interesting “dilemma”.  I was making a favorite bulk recipe for Quinoa and Chicken Salad, and I was trying different flavors to see how I could change the recipe up a little. Continue reading 100 Days of EarthFit- Day 3: Playing with Flavors

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 2: On the Edge

Today is Groundhog Day, one of my favorite “holidays”.  I have to thank Bill Murray for my love of Groundhog Day, though.  If it weren’t for the cult classic, I would never think twice about a holiday where we put all our faith in weather predictions on a large rodent. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 2: On the Edge

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 1: Long Live Lists

The other day I was watching an episode of “Big Bang Theory” and I came to the realization that I have more in common with Sheldon Cooper than I care to admit.  On this particular occasion, I realized that we both share a passion for lists. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 1: Long Live Lists

Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

I am ending my hiatus officially tonight.  Oh, my excuses for not writing were long and vast, some were even mildly legit.  But let’s be honest- I could have easily gotten even a hundred word blog to simply state how I’m doing and WHAT I’m doing.  But sometimes life happens.

Let’s just say I was on Winter Break. Continue reading Winter’s Break is OVER!!!

Utilizing Available Resources to Plan Workouts

No, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, and no I haven’t NOT been exercising.  I’ve been working on other commitment projects and I’m getting behind on everything….  but I’m already digressing.

I do not belong to a gym or CrossFit box.  I don’t own fancy equipment or home machines.  So, how do I plan workouts with the equipment I do own and in the free spaces provided for me?  I use resources accessible and available to me. Continue reading Utilizing Available Resources to Plan Workouts

Grow Your Own Health

Right after Chris and I moved to Portland, I planted my garden in pots on my deck. It’s a small garden, but it was one small thing I wanted to do to reduce costs and hopefully my waist with fresh veggies and herbs.

I planted seeds, and patiently waited for them to show their beautiful little “faces”.

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Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Marriage, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

This is a very personal post. I was asked to share a little about my journey in fitness to really show how we are ALL vulnerable. I’m very lucky to have someone in my life that is so incredibly supportive, but it took me a while to realize it.

Continue reading Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Marriage, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!