Health

Success! #Whole30 #Day30

Well, here we are, Day 30 of the Whole30!  I have to say, we did cheat a wee bit yesterday and today. Yesterday, we ran out of homemade compliant mayonnaise, so I made egg salad with non-compliant mayo. Today, we were out of compliant salad dressing, so I used the dressing that came with the Super 7 salad kit, which ... Read More »

HELP! Aluminum Free Deodorants: Which ones work? Which don’t?

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My body does something really interesting: It doesn’t sweat when I work out (I turn into a giant, perfectly ripe tomato), but it sweats profusely from the armpits when I’m just a little bit chilly. Ugh.  So, in spite of the fact that I don’t get crazy stinky when I exercise, I have always gravitated towards pretty powerful antiperspirants for ... Read More »

5 Steps to Rekindling Your Romance [with Your Fitbit]

FitBit Charge - Fall In Love with Your FitBit Again

There comes a point in any relationship when the romancing stops. What was once fresh and exciting enough to have you bounding out of bed in the morning becomes routine and background noise. When the romance began, you found yourself checking in more often than you checked the time. You went to bed after a late night walk with a ... Read More »

4 Must-Dos to Keep Yourself Healthy this Christmas: A Giveaway to Get You Through the Holidays!

Take a deep breath, everyone: life’s about to get crazy.  Places, everyone!  Cue the present shopping, Christmas baking, work parties, family gatherings, Santa pictures, turkey cooking, wine drinking, chocolate eating, late nights, early mornings, strung-out children, messy houses, Christmas concerts, and so on… It’s hard to get a good night’s sleep, let alone take care of yourself when so many ... Read More »

Oil of Oregano: It tastes awful, and it works.

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Every time I’ve been at my mom’s house for the past 4 years and I’ve exhibited signs of cold or flu (or anything else, for that matter), she has pushed Oil of Oregano on me. I tried it once. It smelled awful. I misunderstood her directions and put it on my tongue, not under my tongue, and I tasted it for ... Read More »

Hi, My Name is Jenn, and I Hate Running. #AfLFamily

I don't Run

I have a confession to make: I kind of hate most physical activity. I mean, I love the romantic notion of being a runner out on an early morning jog, but I feel like I’m going to die when I’m out of breath. I want to be someone that lives life on a bike, but somehow little molehills turn into mountains ... Read More »