The majority of New Year’s resolutions are made up of breaking bad habits and creating new good habits. In our Get Healthy Challenge, that’s what we are mainly trying to do. And it’s the hardest thing to do. Together, though, it’s easier.
Right from the get-go I will say that weather can be a drag! Check out this thermometer!It’s hard to motivate for anything outside with this temp! I’m lucky that I can plan my outdoor activity around the sun and wait until the temperature rises a bit. Last week Chris shared her ideas for when the weather is less than pleasant. What do you do if it’s uncomfortable to go outside and exercise? [Read more…]
Week 3 – middle of our Challenge! The goal is to be healthy. This is not about fad diets; it’s about changes for mind, body, and spirit health. Here’s how each of us are doing. [Read more…]
Our first guest blogger post! We are pleased to share the writings of Elyssa Gersen-Thurman.
45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions and only 8% achieve them. As one year ends and another begins, I appreciate the opportunity to evaluate my goals and create new ones. In the past, I have made resolutions in a traditional manner by outlining a list of how I will exercise more, eat less sugar, meditate every day, etc. This year, I discovered some new methods for setting my intentions. [Read more…]
Week one is behind us. Has it been a Challenge? How’s everyone feeling? Have you stuck to your goals? Let’s share!
These are pictures of us getting our walks in. Snow, rain… ugh, a half hour and it’s behind us for another day! [Read more…]
We are not experts. Not all of our tips and tricks will be useful to you. Some you will already know. Some will change your world. We hope they offer some assistance to you during your Get Healthy Challenge. If you have any to add, please comment and we will add them to this post. It’s to help all of us and we look forward to this journey with you! For all posts related to this, please visit our search: Get Healthy New Year Challenge [Read more…]
Anything worth doing is worth doing well. Here we go, Christina! It’s the first week of our Get Healthy Challenge. I’m excited to have others joining us. Selfishly, it’s awesome motivation to keep going. Here’s what we’re doing: [Read more…]
Chaga grows on birch trees near my home in northern Maine and is not very attractive, but the health benefits of chaga are extremely attractive. I have heard it said that we will find in nature what we need to maintain or heal our health. I’ve also heard that the things that heal us resemble what they’re curing. [Read more…]
Well, we’ve started the Get Healthy Challenge. It’s hard to start something new. It’s especially hard when there are so many “good” things we pass by – the microwave popcorn, the leftover Christmas cakes and pies…. [Read more…]
It’s time to get fit! Who is in? We talk about it all the time and I’m sick of talking and ready to start DOING…
Emily: Ok, Christina, I’m calling you out! Here’s a Get Healthy New Year Challenge. A new year is upon us, and we both have talked about wanting to get healthier. I figure: we make this public, we’ll HAVE to do it. Right?? So what do you say?
Christina: Sounds good! I’ve been dragging my feet and my California trip for February is coming up fast. May as well make it public… ugh, but let’s do this!
Mmmmm! This is another of our favorites from the Sisters Know Best Crockpot Freezer Series. We like it so much because the sausage is actually turkey burger flavored like sausage so it’s healthy and hearty. Get the sausage seasoning recipe here. This Crockpot Sausage and Bean Supper recipe is easy to make, freezes well, and can feed a lot of people. We served it 2 different ways. I opted for it on rice and Bill put his in a wrap. Both were amazing! [Read more…]
Coconut oil is gaining in popularity. We’re here to tell you just how awesome it is! There are many benefits of coconut oil and so many uses for it – all of them benefit your health and your body. Some people worry about the high-fat content of coconut oil.
Yup, coconut oil is high in fat. GOOD FAT! Our bodies need good fats to properly function and maintain metabolic balance. Your body recognizes coconut oil for what it is: REAL! Everyone should be using coconut oil daily — in your body, on your body, for your body. Below are several ways to use coconut oil for a healthier you. [Read more…]
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken is one of those EASY Crockpot meals in the Sisters Know Best Crockpot Freezer Meal Series. I wish when I bought my ingredients I had purchased enough to make a bunch of these. I only made 2 batches of this one. 🙁 It’s healthy, quick, and flavorful! Not to mention versatile. The next time we have it, the family wants to try it as a burrito. I’m happy with it as is on rice… but I will try it with some black beans added in.
I know you have seen the post about salads in a mason jar a thousand times already but this one is a little different. I tried the #Salads In A Jar the way others said to and no matter how many days they sat in the jars (1-6), they were still soggy. Even on day 1. I figured I better share how the salads in a jar worked best for me… let me know if you have other tips to make them even better.
Before you discount this Zucchini Pizza Crust recipe as too “green” or healthy, it’s a fantastic way to enjoy pizza without the heavy feeling. AND a great way to use up some zucchini. If you have a garden or know someone who does, then you know what happens when you grow zucchini or summer squash! [Read more…]