Diet, Fitness Challenge, Health, My Reviews of Food and Recipes, Saving Money

“Nice Cream” Recipe: Vegan, 3 Ingredients

Greetings! For the last several months I have been prioritizing the health and fitness component of the 5-year challenge (the subject of this blog). I'm happy to report that I am no longer prehypertensive! Yes, I did it! ❤ I obtained a healthy blood pressure by eating vegan 5 days a week. It took awhile,… Continue reading “Nice Cream” Recipe: Vegan, 3 Ingredients

Diet, Fitness Challenge, Health, Updates

[Health] Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet, Then Adding Back Eggs, Tuna, and Salmon

Sometime in the Fall of 2018, I went to a health clinic for a cerumen impact removal. That's just a fancy way of saying I went in to get the impacted (stuck) ear wax removed from my ears. I have tiny ear canals, and despite cleaning my ears constantly, every so often I'll get wax… Continue reading [Health] Transitioning to a Plant-Based Diet, Then Adding Back Eggs, Tuna, and Salmon

Accountability, Career, Fitness Challenge, Hair Challenge, Soul, Spirit, The 5-Year Challenge, Updates

CHECKING IN AFTER A LONG HIATUS!

NOTE: Please enjoy the photo slide show at the end of this post. Greetings! 😀 I hope this post finds you well! ❤ So it's been about 5 months since I last posted. I can hardly believe that much time has passed! The reason for my absence is that I've been ON IT regarding each… Continue reading CHECKING IN AFTER A LONG HIATUS!

Diet, Drinks, Health

[Health] My Daily Turmeric and Collagen Bullet Green Tea Recipe

It's been a while since I posted regarding the fitness challenge. There are several reasons why. First, I've been in an "explore, trial, and assess" mode. I've been trialing the Keto diet, Paleo diet, and Atkins diet to see which works best for me. I didn't want to create a lot of posts about trialed… Continue reading [Health] My Daily Turmeric and Collagen Bullet Green Tea Recipe

Diet, Drinks, Fitness Challenge, My Reviews of Food and Recipes

[Diet/Food/Health] A Lovely, Convenient Breakfast: Paleo-Compliant Maximum Vibrance Smoothie

For 2017, I've decided to follow the Paleo eating plan instead of trying to follow a hybrid Paleo / Abs Diet eating plan. My aim is to largely have smoothies for breakfast. I found a Paleo-compliant smoothie here that looks great: http://greensuperfoods.us/savory-sweet-maximus/. I will try this very soon and give you my review. 😀 Ingredients: … Continue reading [Diet/Food/Health] A Lovely, Convenient Breakfast: Paleo-Compliant Maximum Vibrance Smoothie

Diet, Fitness Challenge, Hair Challenge, Trialing Hair Product Combinations

[Hair; Diet] Still Trying to Remedy This New Rough-Hair Feeling: ACV Rinse and Using Jakeala and Soultanicals Products

Phew! Challenging hair weekend! On the other hand, food/eating has been awesome. Pictures to go along with the details below are above in the slideshow. The Issue Ever since the salon trim in November, my hair has felt super rough, like it's made of something different than it was before. I have DC'd, done protein… Continue reading [Hair; Diet] Still Trying to Remedy This New Rough-Hair Feeling: ACV Rinse and Using Jakeala and Soultanicals Products

Fun, Social, Recreation, Joy and Fun, My Reviews of Food and Recipes

[Recipe/Food] Easy Banana Pudding, Recipe by DivasCanCook

How was your Thanksgiving? This year I was blessed to be in Texas, surrounded by family and friends and GREAT cooks. Accordingly 🙂 , my only contribution was a banana pudding. I got the recipe from the popular site Divas Can Cook. Monique, the site's creator, has a banana pudding recipe that is simple yet… Continue reading [Recipe/Food] Easy Banana Pudding, Recipe by DivasCanCook

Emotions and Thought Life, Fitness Challenge, Saving Money, Soul

[Reflection; Spirit/Soul] The Value of Simplifying and of Simple Pleasures

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." -- saying attributed to Albert Einstein I tend to overthink and overcomplicate things, and I am aware of it. 🙂 Joyce Meyer has a book excerpt about how simplicity is a godly thing, and that complication is a thing the enemy loves to see… Continue reading [Reflection; Spirit/Soul] The Value of Simplifying and of Simple Pleasures

Exercise, Fitness Challenge

Exercising: Reflections Thus Far

By far the most fun exercising I've done to date is exercising spontaneously with the boys. Recently this was Light Saber exercising with the oldest and leg lifting with the youngest (see videos below). Fun, natural exercising/play with the oldest (great for cardio!): https://youtu.be/1lhY9RToAcg Fun play with the youngest: https://youtu.be/eEb6DH9olIY Thus far exercising in general… Continue reading Exercising: Reflections Thus Far