Enjoyment, Fitness, Local, Satiation, Strength, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Training or adventure?

In my home town, we are blessed to have access to 2 types of swimming pools at our YMCA, each for a different purpose. It’s really cool to have that included with the gym  membership, and I hope others are able to find the same benefit in their town too!

So what choice do you pick in your life, training or adventure, or a lil of each? I like to get both, regardless of what labeled choice picked.

Have a good one.

Enjoyment, Fitness, Local, Omnivore, Uncategorized, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Health expo in Madison area

I had attended this community event this last Sunday, and I have to give it raving reviews. The amount of options available with the different booths, coupled with different workouts staggered throughout the day was amazing for a health focused individual.

Here’s the site: http://madisonhealthexpo.com/

If you’re at all interested in your well being, please go next year or find an event like it within your comfortable driving radius; my wife and I will be going – hope to see you there. It would be cool if you mention which blog posts are helpful to you and which ones suck πŸ™‚

Enjoyment, Fitness, Local, Omnivore, Raw food, Reflection, Satiation

Fill up on non-Foods

As you know, a big focus of this site is to remind people that enjoyment life is not just about food.

But if you’re like me, transitioning sucks.. There is a lull, similar to Seasonal Affective Disorder. A shift, if you will, between the old high coming down and opening up to a new period.

What are some non-foods?

Fitness, Family time, Creative expression, Selfless acts, Feasting with your eyes (Visual stimulation)

Hell, let your emotions loose in private, and have a breakdown if you need.. It may even help you. Last year I’ve rediscovered my own love for appointments and technology and how it helps me do more in life (as long as I set aside the schedule some days and go on intuition. Sometimes others need more help than someone else πŸ™‚ )

Enjoyment, Local, Omnivore, Satiation, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Focus on Whole Food/Cleaning eating, but always have choice

Hi all. I again wanted to share with you the message of why I made this blog/site. Healthy eating should always be about choice and happiness. If you want to eat something borderline unhealthy for you, mull it over and if you still do truly want that, go for it, and get your satisfaction, but know your limits too, right? πŸ™‚

How I succeeded in my weight loss was always holding the full belief tat I can most definitely eat whatever I want, I just choose not to do it.

Examples of when I’ve fulfilled a craving in a happy way are when: I’d had multiple servings of blue corn chips (mmm), having 4 bananas for a small meal, orΒ having a decent amount of meat.

<Rambling>I’m a recovering vegetarian some moments, I do feel most comfortable when it’s humanely raised meat though. Plus, I can also still respect the aspects of vegetarianism and not killing, but that’s changed for me. These days I’m a deer hunter too, and I send a blessing to the deer before and after I shoot. I don’t mean it harm, yet just doing it as a sustainable eating practice mainly.</Rambling>

Ok, enough of the rambling, but you know what I was getting at with this post, right? It’s your choice in life to eat certain ways and also do your best not to overnourish either (because it’s when we give the body the right amount of food and life experiences that it can truly thrive).

Until next time!

cooking, Enjoyment, Local, Omnivore, Satiation

Healthiest way to cook an egg?

Here’s a pretty good, old-and-still-standing article from Mercola about eggs and cholesterol as well – yes, they can be very good, but watch out for later on about the perfect way to cook an egg. I like Mercola for the most part, but also enjoy scrambled eggs.

Now.. Maybe it’s good for some people. If you’re not in love with scrambled eggs, then switch it up. But it’s not good for myself – I don’t overcook my eggs when I scramble them, which is good, because overcooking would oxidize the cholesterol.

Just look at what might happen or the differences in meals:

One egg sunny wide up fried in 2T butter with 2 pieces of white bread
3 eggs scrambled with 1T butter or 1T Coconut oil.

What seems healthier?
It’s all about balancing your personal preferences against things that may be harder for the body to assimilate.

In Summary: Eat what you like, and in doing so, feel and know that it satiated your body and you want to now enjoy non-food things πŸ™‚ If you’re still craving, then get rid of some or all of the refined bread or convert to whole wheat.

cooking, Enjoyment, Fitness, Local, Omnivore, Raw food, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Camping – Health your way

Last weekend I went camping with my wife again, for our first time this year. We ended up with a pretty fun and successful trip. Not much went 100% according to plan, as hard as I tried πŸ˜‰ the bikes did not get to come along, but that was ok. Most exciting and unplanned is that my wife and I had a 9 mile hike one day. It’s great to be active!

For food, we had a mixture of granola bars, trail-mix, lettuce, kale, carrots, potatoes, peas, two mangoes, red bananas, watermelon, hard-grain bread, and some organic animal products such as hard-boiled eggs, venison, turkey dogs, milk. My wife had a few pieces of lettuce, and I had a small bit of kale and lettuce, which was awesome to not have to eat as much anymore. If you are trying to lose weight, it is advisable to eat more greens though.

We also went out to eat twice this time at some “healthier” restaurants in the area.

It just brings me back to what this site is all about – attaining and keeping health and wellness while having large freedom in life (to a point) to live healthfully and happy at the same time. In the past I would have wanted to bring way more fruit along, but now my more sustainable mindset and tastebuds changed to appreciate more variety of foods, particularly denser ones that satiate longer and require less resources outside of the tropics.

I know I’m a hypocrite for still buying tropical foods, but hey, I like the best of both worlds. A little bit of everything at times (exceptions to personally intolerable foods/activity do apply).

Anyways, I hope everyone else has a fabulous time during their weekends/vacations, and in normal work-life as well.

Local, Omnivore, Raw food, Weight loss

Organize your fridge for maximum produce and perishable use

Put your fruits and vegetables on the forefront. Make them the first thing you see when you open the fridge, and put the preserved, rich foods in the back so they don’t pop out at you as quick.

In our fridge, I put the kale in the front, and also some fruits that are ready in front. If there’s something super sweet, I put that in the middle if it’s time sensitive, and in the back if it’s not at all, such as a rare case that we have soda in our fridge 😦