‘healthy habits’

Conservation Fitness Guide, Day 9- Meal Prepping Saves the World

Conservation Fitness Guide, Day 9- Meal Prepping Saves the World

To me, the most difficult part of the keto diet is the choosing healthy foods and creating healthy meals. It’s almost impossible without planning and preparation, at least at first. This is why I felt it’s perfect to pair keto with the second principle of Eating Green- meal prepping and…

Conservation Fitness, Day 2: Finding Balance

Conservation Fitness, Day 2: Finding Balance

One of the biggest downfalls many people have in starting a new program is doing too much, too soon, too fast, and too hard. It took me FOREVER to figure this out on my own, which is kinda sad. As an animal trainer, I would never in a billion years…

Meal Prep: It’s What’s For Dinner

Meal Prep: It’s What’s For Dinner

If someone were to ask me for my number one recommendation for eating healthy and having the largest positive impact on the planet, I would deeply consider telling them about Meal Prepping.

The Other Side of Meal Prep: Meal Planning

The Other Side of Meal Prep: Meal Planning

This week I’ve been very focused on ways to improve my willpower when it comes to eating right. For instance, my writing group meets at a restaurant with very few healthy options. I don’t like to complain too much, because the restaurant lets us meet for up to 5 hours,…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 27- Least Reinforcing Scenario

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 27- Least Reinforcing Scenario

Today I presented a class on Creativity for my writing group. While listening to the section on dealing with “trolls”, I was reminded of a powerful lesson I learned as a zookeeper in dealing with setbacks. To be truly successful and to maintain a positive mindset, you must deal with…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 20- Watoto’s Rumble

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 20- Watoto’s Rumble

I’ve often wondered how it would feel for someone to love me so much, they peed whenever they saw me. This was how Bamboo, a fifty-year old Asian elephant, greeted her best friend, retired zookeeper Chuck, whenever he visited. She would squeal with excitement, and when she couldn’t contain herself…