In light of Valentine’s Day being yesterday, I figured why not have a pink post. I was planning on posting a keto strawberry cheesecake recipe when it dawned on me that I cannot post it as it still has a few problems with the recipe; it tastes amazing but does not fully solidify in the fridge, and I have to work on finding the right amount of gelatin, or another solidifying agent to add.
With a new semester starting and getting a puppy this week, writing a post was not at the forefront of my mind. I didn’t even know what to write this week, and was struggling to find inspiration. Then it hit me; I should write about my favorite winter fruit, grapefruit!!
Since we got that upper body buff in the first month of the year, I felt it was definitely necessary for use to now work a lower body muscle group. Squats work mainly your glutes, booty, hence the name of this weeks post, and the more the stance is widened the more it works the quadriceps and hamstrings. This is honestly my favorite strength exercise from a point of muscle work, as I definitely have a strength in using my leg muscles. Don’t tell anyone but I wish that I had stronger arms because I love how my arms look doing bicep curls.
As I was attempting to practice centering, while swimming laps in the pool today, my mind kept pulling away from the present and thinking of the past and the future. It was thinking about how my sister is at home recovering from the flu. That even though she received the vaccination this year, she still caught it.
I don’t know about you but even though I eat a processed food free diet, and usually eat under paleo or keto guidelines, keeping the sugar I consume usually being fruit, I still have a crazy sweet tooth sometimes. Some of it could be the stress of college or life in general. Also still having to live within some standard ways of eating, having food related celebrations, and desserts being a reward, I still like to treat myself. I am always looking for ways to do so.
Recently I have not only made a commitment to posting weekly on my blog, but also consistently releasing content on Instagram so that I can reach an even larger crowd of people. Last week I posted about a 24 hour fast I did, and thought I should share more information here as to why I did it and how it can be beneficial.
So this year instead of posting what I want each week, I will still be posting each week but will have posts specifically geared towards exercises, recipes, and other things I’m learning or think are really cool going on in the paleo and primal worlds. And since so many people will be starting their year with New Year’s resolutions to get in better shape or become healthier, I decided to start with pushups.
With a new year just around the corner comes the desire to create a long list of New Year’s resolutions. You start out with a long list and the intention to keep everyone the entire year. Doing so will make you better; it could make you more fit, eat better, reach that next fitness goal, learn a new hobby, or a number of other things. You start out strong the first few days of the year strong, sticking to every single resolution, with a great amount of determination. Then as a few days go by your willpower to continue begins to dwindle and items start falling off of your list. And before you know it most of the resolutions you had a strong desire to commit to are no longer considered important.
While the holidays should be times of joy, they often come with much added stress. Having family come to visit, planning activities with family, the financial strain of getting gifts, and the desire to have everything just perfect. Stress raises the cortisol level and can result in increased inflammation and a weakened immune system. No one wants to be ill or not feeling at their best when everyone is together and celebrating. Here are a couple ways to reduce your stress so that you stay happy and healthy through the new year!
With Christmas only weeks away and a strong desire to avoid my studies, I decided it would be best to start baking some holiday treats. While I have a long list of baked treats that I either already love making or want to try in the near future, I usually only have a few staples that I make when at school. The reason these have become staples has to do with time, budget and ingredients.