Saturday, March 23, 2013

The First of Spring

Every spring I get the urge for change. I love spring cleaning and the chance to start fresh. We'll open the windows, let the light and crisp air in, and start shaking things up a bit. Now, the weather here is just starting to warm up, but it's still in the 30's so for the moment I'm just dreaming. 

Anthony and I have already started some big changes around here, and because I'm not one to back down from a challenge, I've decided to "go big or go home". You may have noticed I haven't been around the blogosphere much lately. That's partly because all this change in my behind the blog life looked scary and I wasn't sure what to say to all of you. But there comes a time when you've got to stop being scared and start being tough.

With this change, I started thinking about what I believed. Change bring decisions, and I want these changes to enforce my values. I believe in packing light and traveling often. I believe eating healthy should taste good, that fitness should be fun, and that you can't take care of others if you don't take care of yourself. I believe stress is important, as are headstands. I believe spending time outside is the best therapy. I believe we can do more than we think, and I believe spring is a time for change. 

You may be able to guess what type some of these changes are, but don't worry, this isn't the last you'll hear of them. For now, smile. It's time for change. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Stay Hydrated with Nuun

I've never been a fan of water. I force myself to drink enough, but I don't particularly enjoy it. Flavored waters and additives can help motivate me. Nuun (pronounced "noon") sells tablets which dissolve in water adding flavor and electrolytes without the sugar found in most sports drinks. 

*C/O Nuun. Full disclosure here

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Surviving Sick Days

I don't think I've had this many sick days in my entire life. The Michigan weather has been, well... Michigan weather, and my immune system can't take it. But don't worry, I'm surviving. This winter's made me pretty much a pro at surviving the cold. Here's what you need to get by when you're reduced to a giant germ.