Types of Yoga

While I do my yoga in the comfort of my own home (Doggy partner optional but highly recommended for some laughs) I have looked into joining a class once or twice. It seemed like it might be a good idea to get at least a little bit of help with some of the forms! However, I was always a bit stumped when I found out that ‘yoga’ was basically a catch-all phrase for a lot of very different types of exercise. In the end, I just kept following my FabFitFun TV & youtube yoga for beginners and yoga for runner videos but someday I wouldn’t mind signingRead More →

Keto Cupcakes

Everyone loves cupcakes. Our love of cupcakes didn’t disappear when we started eating Keto – but it did have to change a little bit! Thankfully I have found that it’s pretty easy to make Keto desserts, a fact that has no doubt helped keep us on track! It’s just a fact of life that once in a while we want a treat. I believe that the trick to staying the Keto course is not about fully spurning our desires but learning alternatives that both satisfy the craving and don’t set us back. These Keto Cupcakes flavored with lemon and blueberries are full of bright andRead More →

I started yoga as an experiment to see if it would improve my running. As I researched and learned more about the practice I was surprised to learn of all the benefits. I was also surprised by how hard some of the poses were! I was quickly alerted to just how weak my upper body was. My legs have benefited from running but my arms? They are still a work in progress! I can’t yet accomplish the harder poses so here is a collection of 5 upper body yoga poses that even beginners with weak arms (like me!) can achieve. This post may contain affiliateRead More →

Keto Pork Chops with brussel sprouts and mushroom gravy

This is a meal that makes you wonder how on earth you can eat it and be on a ‘diet’. Now we consider eating low-carb/Keto to be a lifestyle change around here but the point still stands! This meal is fulfilling and full of flavor.  It certainly doesn’t make you feel restricted or like your missing out. I think that is part of the reason we have been so successful in the Keto way of eating, we get to keep eating amazing meals like these keto pork chops with brussel sprouts and creamy mushroom gravy.! This post may contain affiliate links. This means that shouldRead More →

Keto and Cancer

We in the western world have an addiction. No matter who we are or what we do, no matter how much we exercise or how much we eat, almost all of us are afflicted. In fact, this addiction has become so normalized that we usually don’t even notice it. Yet, it can cause us to pursue damaging and even life-threatening behaviors. That’s right, we’re all addicted to… Convenience. We live in an age where convenience is no longer regarded as a fun novelty or a useful helping hand. We treat it as if it were a fundamental human right. And why wouldn’t we? Convenience hasRead More →

whole family active

We may as well be honest with ourselves. We could all stand to be a little healthier in our day to day lives. Likewise, we could all stand to spend more time together as a family; engaging in a balanced diet of activities which will not only enrich our lives and bring us closer together but ensure that we are as fit and healthy as we can be. Given that most of us spend 8-10 hours a day sitting (which can have some pretty serious repercussions for our health) in an air-conditioned office under fluorescent lighting, by the time we get home from work mostRead More →

lower body yoga poses for runners

I first started Yoga as an experiment. I heard many people talk about yoga’s benefits to mind and body but it wasn’t until I started running that I looked into it seriously. Yoga has turned out to be one of my favorite forms of cross training. It also works wonders for that after running muscle tightness! Every runner I know likes a faster recovery time between runs and these lower body yoga poses are sure to get you back on the road quicker than ever before! If you are interested in learning why Yoga is great for runners and how you might want to incorporateRead More →

30 day yoga challenge

Last month I started a 30-day yoga challenge. You can read about why I decided to give Yoga a try – Here. But it basically boiled down to my hopes that it would help me with my running. Since the beginning of the year, my family and I have made an effort to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. We started eating Keto and we started Running. I never imagined that both of those things would have me trying Yoga. I have always kind of shunned Yoga as viable exercise. Until now. Since the 30 days are officially over its time to revisit Yoga andRead More →

Starting Keto can seem like a difficult task but it doesn’t have to be! For those of you who have been following along on the blog then you know I started Keto several months ago. Starting keto has made such a great impact on my life that I want to share it with everyone. This way of eating has brought so much energy and joy back into my life that I could never go back to living the way I was before. As of this article, I have officially lost 41Ibs and dropped several sizes in clothing. While the weight loss is certainly nice thatRead More →

A few months ago I made a commitment to being healthy. It started with adapting my diet to the life-changing Keto way of eating and evolved into hiking and eventually running. At the start of 2018, I decided I wanted to do more than jog about the block. I wanted to run a 5k. Running a 5k is a huge goal for me.  First of all, I have exercise-induced asthma – not the greatest start to this project! Secondly, even when my asthma wasn’t bothering me I had not run in close to 15 years unless you count chasing after kids.  I was a total couchRead More →