Ode to ACV Apple Cider Vinegar Blessed ME

You mean so very much to me.
Your praises are prevalent on the net. 
Having you in the fridge is a sure bet. 

For foot soaks and hair rinses you're divine. 
Your attributes are truly sublime. 
I also have found after a good lifting session. 
Your DOMS relief is such a blessing!

My shoulders, arms and back are no longer on fire.
Because you're so amazing I am a faithful buyer.

Transformation Tuesday Living La Vida Elliptical

My current max weights are not a surprise...
I've lost a good bit of my gains in upper body
but of course my lower body is still strong.
And it's Tuesday which is a cardiovascular day. 

Studying to complete my undergraduate degree
Freelancing in marketing and communications
and writing books means I sit down more than I'd like
Especially when healing from an ankle re-injury.

Years ago I incorporated ways to stand while I write
But when I'm doing marathon writing sessions
at a tea or coffeehouse... standing isn't an option. 
I'd love for Panera or Starbucks to incorporate 
standing work stations... that would be HAUTE!

Sedentary living increases  many risks of 
several life shortening conditions:
 Type 2 Diabetes
Metabolic Syndrome
(more on this at a later day)
Excessive visceral fat 
Abnormal cholesterol levels
to name a few. 

Recent studies indicate exercising 
at least 60 minutes a day
 combats the increased risk listed above.

This new study reverses the grim diagnosis
of sedentary living cast by previous studying
stating that exercising was useless 
for individuals with sedentary lifestyles or jobs. 

I'm thankful and happy to be back in the gym 
now that my ankle is better. 

Cardio and Strength are back in my rotation
only thing left for me to do now is
reincorporate a flexibility regimen.

How is your healthy living journey going?

Transformation Tuesday Starting Back After an Injury

Five months later and I'm ready to re-enter my happy place because ...
My ankle is back to 100% and I'm ecstatic about taking it SLOW but steady
returning to my daily S.P.A. you know...


Because I've been away from my happy place for a while. I'm starting slow.
I'll add 5 minutes a day to work up to 60 minutes of cardio again
and work at no more than 65% of max weight with medium number of reps. 
Better safe than reinjured. 

Super excited...