Sponsored: Take 2… Tell 2 About World Stroke Day

Thank you to Medtronic for sponsoring this post. Medtronic works hard to bring effective stroke treatments to patients who need it most, and I’m really glad to see they are also proactively trying to get the word out about this silent killer. In the next week, there’s a holiday coming up that’s a lot scarier than Halloween. Sunday October 29 is World Stroke Day, and the World Stroke Organization and Medtronic are encouraging everyone to take just two minutes to {Read More}

Health Scare, with No Answers

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that the last few days have been pretty tumultuous for me. On my flight home on Thursday night, I had a weird cognitive issue where I lost my ability to read/write, and understand language. It started pretty extreme, where all of a sudden the words in the book I was reading made no sense whatsoever. Then it gradually lessened, to where if I stopped to think about each word separately and {Read More}

Why I Weigh Myself Every Day (Review: EatSmart Digital Scale)

This morning, I jumped on my scale after waking up (and doing my 10/20/30 and hitting the bathroom). I was pretty pumped to see that my weight is the lowest it’s been in seven years, and more than ten pounds from where I was two years ago. And the best part is, because I weigh myself every day, I know this isn’t some crazy anomaly. There is a common piece of advice in the weight loss world that you shouldn’t weigh {Read More}

April Goal Progress: Final Week 4 Check In

I cannot believe it’s May already. April went by entirely too quickly! And unfortunately, me trying to sleep more is not why April felt so short… because I’d say that I was only about half successful in focusing on my sleep. I already wrote about my insomnia last Tuesday night, when I literally got less than two hours of sleep. Not good! I slept well Wednesday and Thursday nights, but Friday I picked up a stomach bug from my nephews (or maybe {Read More}

Sponsored: The Importance of Eye Health

This post was sponsored by Think About Your Eyes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my review. I spend a lot of time thinking about my health: how to maximize the value of my workouts, and how to (try to) eat foods that are good for me and avoid the junk. However, a recent campaign brought something to my attention: I haven’t actually been thinking about all aspects of my {Read More}

Trying Out Cryotherapy: My Experiences at -195°F

I’m told that my neighborhood got more than 2 feet of snow today – yikes! Fortunately, I’m in Dallas, where it’s sunny and with temps in the 70s. But tonight, I headed to a place even colder than Boulder: the cryotherapy chamber at Cryozone Dallas. I first heard about cryotherapy from a Daily Burn article last year. I found it to be an intriguing concept, but assumed it would always be way out of my price range. Those kinds of techniques are only {Read More}

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Colds?

I’ve been really sick with a nasty cold this week, though trying hard to hold it together. It started on Sunday night as a slight tickle in my threat… enough to make me say, “uh oh.” I had a big bowl of chicken pho for dinner, hoping that would help. Unfortunately, I woke up on Monday morning and it was much worse. My throat hurt like crazy to swallow or talk… and yet, I was supposed to kick off a week {Read More}

Bottled water by my bedside

Before I get into the rest of my Sonoma trip, I wanted to do a quick post on a new habit I’ve picked up. Remember how I wrote about a first domino being something that creates a big impact? Well, I’ve stumbled upon a new “first domino” that is really helping me get healthy. Everyone says that drinking water is a quick way to improve your skin, managing your weight, and just generally improve your health. (Here’s a Greatist article on {Read More}

Getting Uncomfortable and Turning Down the Temps

On Wednesday, I wrote about making little changes to have a big impact. In that post, I focused on keystone habits – like how I now automatically hit play on a TED talk as part of my getting ready morning ritual. (This morning’s talk: How to become more confident — lay down on the street for 30 seconds. Basically encourages you to get comfortable being uncomfortable, which relates well to this post, though it’s not the main point.) However, I {Read More}

Healthy Fall Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Banana Bread Oatmeal

I already told you about my glorious Saturday of trail running and hitting the pool (seriously, it was 83 degrees – why not?!). However, despite the amazingly warm weather, I then switched over to fall mode for the rest of the weekend, and spent Saturday night at a low-key pumpkin beer fest held at Hops and Pie. I sampled over 20 pumpkin beers, in between slices of some awesome sausage-and-pineapple pizza (seriously, their pizza has ranked on TripAdvisor’s list of {Read More}