If you’re like me, you filter hotel results based off if there is a hot tub or not. There may be those who deny your need for a relaxing stay in a hot tub, but I say there’s more to that warm bubbling goodness than meets the eye. During my most recent trip to McCurtain County, […]
When it comes to traveling, staying fit can be tough. The idea is calories don’t count on vacation is one I was a huge supporter of when I only vacationed once a year. However, the more you to travel, the less you can live by that motto. So, I’ve favored a few simple exercises that […]
Back in March, I started an experiment with my diet to investigate fluctations. If you’ve seen earlier posts from me, weight has always been an issue. In the 2+ years I’ve taken a different approach to losing weight. Before I get started, I’ll let’s go back a tad so you can understand the struggle. I […]
In the past, I have challenged myself to realize the importance of water. I made efforts to be as conservative with my water usage to understand more of what it is like to not have access to it when I needed it. This challenge is a bit different. I am participating in Lent, a Catholic […]
After seeing some successes following my no mirrors challenge, I decided it was worth trying to extend it and see what would happen. The goal was to continue doing what I had been doing through the end of the year. The only change really was that I didn’t completely shut myself off from the mirror. […]
This week, I’ve found it more difficult to not sneak a peek at the full body mirror. I think in some ways I’m a tad paranoid that not watching is going to have the opposite impact of my goal. Last night, I was feeling particularly curious and I almost looked for just a second because […]
So, I’m now about halfway through this experiment and it has gotten more interesting. The first week it seemed way easier than I had originally anticipated to give up doing full body stare downs in the mirror. It was week two that was a little bit more of a challenge. My goal was to begin […]
Yesterday, I thought about putting on an outfit that normally I’d never wear. In the past few months I found myself slimming down, most notably in my back. Due to a tumor at the top of my back years ago, I had always had extra back there. So, with the recent smoothness, I had pulled out […]
Here in my video, Water Challenge, I talk about doing something quite unique. My next few blogs are going to be specific to the water challenge itself. I sort of feel like if more people would take this challenge, whether it be for a week or a month, people would grow an awareness of what […]
Mayor of NYC, Bloomberg, wants to cap out the size of sugary drinks to 16oz. This video is my thoughts behind the issue and comparison solutions.
I have no problem with there being a regulation on the amount of bad we put in our body…… as long as there is something on the other side of that coin. If you are going to limit what we can get with our money, there should be incentives towards healthier options. Being healthy comes at a price unfortunately. People buy these terribly unhealthy beverages and foot products because of the price. When you can pay quarters for an enormous amount of liquids that taste good, you will do it if you’re budget dictates the need for it.
I wished that eating nutritionally was as cheap as eating terribly. A processed double cheese burger at McDonalds cost $1. The healthier chicken sandwich is closer to $5. Those struggling financially have to make that choice.
The obesity problem here is deeper than our beverages, it’s a financial issue. I know I have issues related to wheat. Eating gluten free is a strain on my budget at times. When money is tight, I have to decide whether I want to eat what’s best for my body or have enough gas in the tank. I hate that I have to make that decision.
Why can’t unhealthy foods be the more expensive stuff? I’m not sure how we got to the food prices the way we have them now. Processed foods are easier and quicker therefore cost efficient. Healthy options take more time and care therefore necessitating the higher price. Even so, I wish it weren’t this way. The most we can hope for I suppose is to have the finances so we can do what’s best for our body without having to concern ourselves about the wallet.