Category: Other Stuff - Page 3
P.V. Body/Ellie review
So in November I wrote a post about pv.body. The deal was 20% off of your first order and you get nice workout clothes from various companies (nike, lululemon, nux etc). I was contacted by the company to extend my audience a discount and I got some free swag and referral kick backs. I get contacted to do stuff like this all the time. I just never do. Because its…read more
Why I quit eating dairy, gluten and animals… and why maybe you shouldn’t quit.
So much to cover here. In general I like to avoid labeling my eating habits or over-sharing them because it seems to have the following negative effects: 1) People get super defensive. Its amazing how many people feel the need to go on and on about how much they love eating meat when they find out I dont. Im really not judging your choice, or asking what it is. 2)…read more
How being fat ruined everything
Im obviously pretty awesome. I mean, cmon Im charming, occasionally I say something hilarious, I have serious, farm-hand like calf muscles and Im really good at growing my fingernails long. Whats not to like? But I havent always known this. And to be honest, I still dont always behave like I do. For as long as I can remember I have had concerns about my body, and by concerns I…read more
Why I don’t sell things
Lots of fitness folks sell things. I am mostly writing this post so that I dont have to type it out every time I am approached by a company or representative about selling things (which is daily). I have zero problems with people selling things in fitness. There are products/services I appreciate more than others. There are sales tactics I think are more tasteful than others. But the bottom line…read more
Why are yoga pants so expensive?
Let me start off by saying Im frugal. I like having quality things but have a limited budget for such things. Thus: I am always looking for a steal. Clothing wise this usually means shopping consignment stores often enough to find amazing things. This might make me cheap. I prefer to think of myself as a savvy shopper. Exercise clothes are something I dont buy used. Mostly because I prefer…read more
Night owl to worm catchin’
In October Im waking up before the sun. Something old me would have thought completely ridiculous. In case you missed it, I turned 30 last month and have decided to celebrate my year with new goals each month. September was 30 days of yoga. It went well. Mostly it was a great way for me to get back into working out. I discovered that post injury Im really enjoying finding…read more
How to get your kids to eat healthy– without being a short order cook
I have a four year old. Her pallet is not always into some of the things I cook for my husband and myself. But while I have some back ups (quick things to throw together for her) for the most part I prepare for her the same things we eat, in a different way. Two important things: -I never assume that she wont like something we are eating. Sometimes she…read more
Vacation hangover… and TMI
Lola and I had our first big road trip. We went to Lincoln, NE to visit friends for a few days. I planned ahead, and brought healthy snacks for the road and drank a ton of water however I didnt strive for perfection here. I ate out at restaurants I missed from college. I didnt order lovely salads either. I had all my faves. Know what else? I didnt work…read more
How I manage depression with exercise.
I have a history of depression. Well go ahead and add this to the list of things I disclose here that while Im not at all ashamed of it, I wouldnt want to walk around with a sign around my neck announcing it either. That said, I feel like a lot of what I talk about here (self-esteem, body shaming, internal mantras etc) are often not discussed in a real…read more
I’m not a vegan I just veg a lot.
People ask all the time so I thought Id just give a quick answer I see you post all these vegetable dishes, are you a vegetarian? The short answer is no. I dont eat meat as a general rule. I do eat fish. I dont post about that as I feel like its a personal decision, that I made for personal reasons. I am not of the conviction that everyone…read more