Fitness, Strength, Weight loss, Wellbeing

Such and such workout is hard

Well think of all the things you’re not doing… Sitting on the couch, junk food, drugs, tv, etc.

It’ll pay off

You’re breaking away from less valuable things for your life and establishing a great new habit.

Great job!

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:

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 🙂

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 🙂 )

Enjoyment, Fitness, Weight loss

Don’t think of it as exercise, rather, have FUN activities

Summer’s almost done, and the weather is great, but for some reason lately I’ve been more loose on the exercise (probably a bit too much, but yea.. I’m actively working on that). My mind is saying it’s not fun, but that’s not really true. It is fun, and that’s the reason for this post, to share ways to have it be fun for you too!

So how do you make activity fun? Well, a mindset shift for one. It takes awhile to get there and it’s not as easy at first. But basically making chores or errands you do and involving exercise with them, and be grateful for the wonderful effects on your body. When you move and sweat, you move your lymphatic system and that helps clean out your body and after awhile, you feel great!

Have to go to the store for food or small things? Go for a bike ride or walk getting there. Granted, you can only carry so much, but if you take a backpack and don’t mind putting a bag or 2 on your handlebars, it adds up 🙂 Or heck, break it up into multiple trips or bring a willing and able companion along to help.

Lastly, one item that I’ve heard in the past is to call your activity: “play”. Credit on that wording goes to Doug Graham (first 60s on about that concept, the rest is advertising for the Fruit Fest). I follow something other than his exact 811 high fruit plan, and he’s still a great resource for athletics, that’s for sure.

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 😉 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.