I want to share 37 ways to beat the exercise boredom.
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I want to share 37 ways to beat the exercise boredom.
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The heat is on, and I don’t mean from my oven (not know anyway)! The rising cost of food is real.
According to the San Joaquin Herald, “Higher prices are eating up funds.” And of course, this should come as no surprise to you. If you have been paying even a little attention to your grocery bill in the past few months, you will clearly have noticed a spike. But did you realize these percentage increases (also taken from the San Joaquin Herald):
Because this isn’t going to get any better over time, I decided that rather than play the rising-cost-of-food game, I’d take food by the reigns and combat as much as I could.
A great friend recently introduced me to Hip2Save. I’m not usually a big on these websites (which is strange because I’m extremely frugal), but Collin’s sit is fantastic!
The best thing (for me) I’ve found (due to my friend) thus far was her, Coffee with Collin Coupon Organization part 2. This was all the inspiration I needed to get started. The day I read through the post, I went out and crafted my own.
Collin is absolutely right that you need to do what works for you. Because I differ a lot from Collin and other traditional couponing phenoms, my book is laid out differently and with fewer sections. I call mine the “Healthy Lifestyle Coupon Binder.” You will never find cookies, cupcakes, and foods with 20+ ingredients in this binder – even if they could go inside the “Free Tab!” I also didn’t need sections for candy, grains and a few others. Why? Because that’s not a realistic grocery shopping trip for Ryan and me.
I don’t use this new found love of clipping coupons as a means to buy anything and everything that’s on sale just because it’s on sale. But here is why I decided to do it: “A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned.” I take the principle and carry it over to Organic vs. Non-Organic. If I can save money on Non-Organic items, then essentially I have more to spend on anything and everything Organic I want. For me, for now, it’s mainly just The Dirty Dozen (and other miscellaneous things).
Question: How are you currently cutting corners to still be able to nudge in all the necessities for a healthy lifestyle? Do you have any favorite coupon sites to recommend?
Come spring and summer, like clockwork, our daily intake of fruits and vegetables soar. I am no exception to this rule, especially now that I take part in a daily juicing regimen. But beware of The Dirty Dozen.
The Dirty Dozen are 12 fruits and vegetables that are downright “dirty.” They are filled with pesticides and chemicals.
The problem is that not all fruits and vegetables are created equal. I mean this on many different levels, but today I mean it from an Organic vs. Non-Organic perspective. Today I’m “picking on” just one – celery.
In the April issue of Health, it was noted (about Celery) that,
When researchers at the EWG analyzed 89,000 produce-pesticide tests to determine the most contaminated fruits and vegetables, celery topped the chart. “In terms of the sheer number of chemicals, it was the worst.” Celery stalks are very porous, so they retain the pesticides they’re sprayed with – up to 13 of them, according to the EWG analysis.
If you are going to invest in your health by upping your fruit and vegetable intake, be sure to make it count.
Don’t negate all the good you are trying to do for your body by placing chemicals along with those fruits and vegetables.
As often as possible, buy The Dirty Dozen from the Organic produce selections. While this sounds ideal and like a no-brainer, I understand that food costs are rising. Non-Organic food is expensive, much less the premium price you’ll pay for Organic.
I have figured out a way to make it work for me. Stay tuned, and I’ll be sharing what I do with The Rising Cost of Food.
Do you buy Organic? Sometimes? Never?
Juicing is marching right alongside me headed into spring. It’s all part of the spring training and revive!
What do you think of when you think “juice?” Perhaps it is, “I love the juices from Jamba Juice or another similar place.” Or maybe it is, “Juicing is for major detoxing.” Or maybe even, “Juicing is too much work.”
Here is why my “juicing” days are none of the above:
I purchased my juicer a few weeks ago. I decided it was time to invest in a juicer. After my major flare-up last week, and various flare-ups during the past few years, I knew that a juicer would be a great investment. Juicing allows me to get a ton of nutrients, but without the stomach problems that typically accompany those foods when eaten raw.
Juicing allows me to get a ton of nutrients, but without the stomach problems that typically accompany those foods when eaten raw.
I’m still dying for a Vitamix, but I settled on a Breville instead (so that I could also get my iPad2 a few days later)! I’m okay with the Breville, but I’m not in love with it. It definitely gets the job done.
This has been my favorite juice recipe so far:
I “top it off” with coconut milk.
And then I enjoy the final product.
Whatever your reason for wanting to try juicing may be, know that it reason enough. I believe in juicing for me, as a lifestyle.
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