Protein Pop Quiz – Day 21

Day 21 – Physical Pop Quiz! Topic: Protein. Answer the following questions to see how your protein IQ adds up: Time’s up! Pencils down. How did you do? Read below to find out if you’re a protein professor or if we need to “meat” for a little tutoring on the subject. What Is Protein? Proteins are the main…

Groundhog Day – Day 19

Day 19 – Intellectual Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day folklore says the groundhog will emerge from his burrow to tell us if spring will come early or if six more weeks of winter await. Based on this day that the 1993 film, Groundhog Day, was made. This comedy (one of my brother-in-law’s all time…

Fit the Fun Way – Day 18

Day 18 – Physical Every once in awhile I get this overwhelming desire to change it up, break the mold and do something different. Today is that day! As you think on health and wellness, it’s impossible to forget fitness. This is why (along with the other wonderful social, emotional and spiritual benefits) I’ve included yoga,…

Forgive & Forget – Day 17

Day 17 – Spiritual “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -Buddha Offense, hurt or pain. These are emotions experienced when feeling wronged in one way or another. Associated with that, you have also likely been on the…

Lentil Love – Day 16

Day 16 – Physical What on this green earth is a lentil? I asked myself the same thing after my nutritionist, Dustin, first recommended these protein-packed little seeds as part of a Mediterranean diet. Since he hadn’t steered me wrong so far in our acquaintance, I made the decision to investigate this mystery ingredient. My search…

Throwback Thursday – Day 15

Day 15 – Social/Emotional Throwback Thursday. I confess that I really had no idea what this term meant until about a month ago. I’d seen it posted behind a hashtag all over social media but quickly dismissed it due to my lack of understanding. Only recently did I learn that this weekly trend encourages social media…

Busting the No-Brainer – Day 14

Day 14 – Intellectual “It’s a no-brainer.” Sound familiar? You’ve likely heard or even spouted it off yourself when responding to what you feel is any easy choice. We are creatures of habit, often deciding issues based on snap judgments and gut reactions. This can result in “no-brainer” behavior with little to no mental effort influencing our perceptions…

High on Hydration – Day 13

Day 13 – Physical The human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water. Both your brain and muscles are made up of 75 percent water. Your skin contains 64 percent water. Even your bones aren’t “bone dry”- water is 22 percent of their makeup. H2O. It’s what makes us work!…

Cold Courage – Day 12

Day 12 – Social Today we’re trying something new. A reprieve from reading. In lieu of my post, I present to you a special treat to kick off our week. For those of you who’ve never had the opportunity to watch a TED Talk, you’re missing out on a wealth of inspiring messages and presenters offering innovative…