I am feeling incredibly down in the dumps. I mean, lower than normal. I’ve been tracking my weight for the last week or so and I have actually returned to my weight when I first got into fitness. Since this summer, I have gained 25 pounds. I don’t know exactly how. Except for all those little things. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 7: Taking my own advice
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.
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
I’m experiencing an influx of inspiration due to what I believe is the truly most wonderful time of the year. It’s not just pumpkin season, although pumpkins are certainly the kings of the gourds. It’s winter season, when many of our favorite fruits and vegetables have gone dormant and won’t sprout again until April or even later. So, having food that is as versatile as pumpkin available in the winter time is a blessing. Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Part 2
As I progress in my Personal Training course, I had some revelations about Stretching. Of the four components of fitness, Flexibility is the most overlooked and under-worked (the other three components are Stabilization, Cardiovascular, and Strength). Most people think to be flexible in your fitness routine, you should be ready for obstacles and scheduling conflicts that come up. Not many think of stretching or improving your range of motion. Continue reading Be Flexible in Your Fitness Routine
I have been looking for a way to eat more animal friendly lately. I have a few issues with cheese, but for the most part, I actually really love it! Cottage cheese, cream cheese, cheddar, mozzarella. But the more I learn about our food industry, particularly hear in the United States, the more I am realizing that I should say farewell. That is, until I borrowed a book from the library that may have actually changed the way I cook. And now I can have my cheese AND eat it too! Continue reading Have my Cheese and Eat it, too
WARNING!!!!!! INCREDIBLY OFFENSIVE AND EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AHEAD!
This should be the only time I use this type of language on here, but I truly cannot help it.
Truth be told, I myself actually have quite a colorful language in daily life. But I recognize it as unprofessional in many instances, and try to not let the cursing flood out of me when I first meet a new friend or colleague.
But this isn’t about me anyways. This is about the Thug Kitchen Cookbook, and their motto, or tagline, is actually “Eat like you give a f*ck”, so with that phrase in mind, I am pretty sure you are aware this post is going straight to hell in a hand-basket. Continue reading Thug Kitchen- Eat Like You Give a Frack!
In 2013, my husband embarked on a challenge for himself and his passion. He decided that he would challenge himself to do some kind of art, whether that be painting or drawing for at least 30 minutes each day. Every day.
Chris has always been inspired by the masters, and knowing those masters have dedicated their lives to their craft, and knowing they did their art every freaking day is what MADE them masters, Chris wanted to emulate some of their principles. Continue reading Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art