Let’s Get Real Friday Party – #143

Welcome! Let’s get this Friday started…… as always as early as we can. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret!

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY. We are complicated people living in the real world. Let’s Get Real is a great place to make friends to lean on for advice and encouragement. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. Grab a comfortable spot to relax and make a new friend.

Let's Get Real Friday Party

** Special Note: If you are interested in hosting with us, please email Christina at : jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com

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I’m not big on rules (since this is what I do for fun), but I do have a couple of guidelines.
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  2. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.
  3. Please don’t link and run! Follow and comment on at least three (3) other blogs. The more effort you put into getting to know everyone, the more you will get in return. Everyone is here to get more readers and traffic to their blogs so let’s show them some love!
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  5. Let’s connect! Use #LetsGetRealSocial

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My Let’s Get Real Featured blogger this week is:

(Drum Roll Please)

Make your happiness a habit.

Ana at Celebrating Sunshine wrote a great post, Make Your Happiness a Habit.  There are things that generally happy people do and think that helps them live a happy life.  Being happy helps with living a healthy life. Thanks, Ana for your inspiration to live happy and healthy too.

Healthy Living Reading Challenge – May 2016

How are you doing on reading for the Healthy Living Reading Challenge?

Healthy Living Reading Challenge - May | Inner Savvy Wellness
I have had a little more time for reading in May.  A few nights I have sat on the back deck and read while enjoying our dog.  Very relaxing after long days.  Nice to do it before it gets too hot, and mosquitoes come out.


For the Healthy Living Reading Challenge I chose a book by Donna Jackson Nakazawa.  I read her book, The Last Best Cure, and enjoyed her writing style. Entertaining, but filled with information that is backed by her research.  I have had an interest in ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences, since I read her book.  I chose this one for the book on relaxation, meditation or gratitude since it was focusing on childhood trauma and how to heal.  My favorite part of the book was the chapters on tools to heal.

Science is discovering that the traumatic experiences a person has in her childhood, affects her health later in life.  It changes the brain and causes trauma to the physical body, not just the mental. We truly are complete individuals.  Donna spends most of the book explaining what ACE is, but there are two chapters on tools to use to heal by yourself or through therapy. There is also a chapter on what you can do as a parent to help your child.

Here are a few favorite quotes from the book.

“Science tells us that biology does not have to be destiny. ACEs can last a lifetime, but they don’t have to. We can reboot our brains. Just as physical wounds and bruises heal, just as we can regain our muscle tone, we can recover function in underconnected areas of the brain. The brain and body are never static; they are always in the process of becoming and changing.”  Page 150. Yes, there is hope.

“We found that a remarkable, disproportionate number of individuals who had experienced childhood adversity were later hospitalized for an autoimmune condition–and a disproportionate number of these individuals were women The more childhood adversity a woman had, the higher her risk became…” DeLisa Fairweather, PhD. Page 98.  Women are affects by ACEs more than men, and the more ACEs the higher your health risks.

“We’re not talking about the need to eliminate stress, Jack Shonkoff, MD explains. In children’s lives, learning to deal with normative stress is part of healthy development.” Normative stress helps kids learn to seek out resourceful strategies, self-soothe, recover, and build the biological capacities for resilience.  Toxic stress, however, occurs when a child’s stress response systems are activated in the absence of supportive, calming relationships, and stay activated for prolonged periods of time, when that’s basically what life is usually like for a child.” Page 66-67. Some stress with support can help your child be resilient.

“If you can perceive past stressors in your childhood as catalysts to your growing into who you hope to become, that reframing can be a critical step in your personal journey in healing, forgiveness, and transformation.” page 82.  Perception of stress can help you heal.

If you want to take a quiz to see what your ACE score is, go to the ACE Study. You can also go to ACEsTooHigh.com to find out what your resilience score is. If you want to listen to a podcast on ACE, the Functional Forum has one.


This month my local healthy living book club chose, One Spirit Medicine: Ancient Ways to Ultimate Wellness by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

I only rated this book an ‘ok’. There really wasn’t anything new in the book I didn’t know about health. Also, I never really understood what and how to use one spirit medicine.

Some of my favorite quotes.

“Most microbes only harm us when our body is out of balance and our immune system isn’t responding properly. You may not have the power to ensure that no deadly parasite will attack you, but you do have the power to prevent and correct imbalances in your body and your relationships with others.” This give us the power to be healthy.

“Often themes run in families, passed down from parent to child. In the Amazon, they call this a generational curse. It can trigger the genes for disease.” We do pass our health on to our children.

“The number one change that can repair a leaky gut and reverse the toxin overload that leads to it is to eliminate sugar and gluten from your diet, and replenish the friendly intestinal flora.”  This is something I feel strongly about as well.  Sugar and gluten are toxic to most of our bodies.

“Nature designed the brain to deal with only one lion roaring at us at a time, not the entire jungle turning against us.” We were never made to handle the barrage of stressors coming at us each day. We need to learn to slow down.

If you decide to read this book, let me know what you think.

What are you reading now? Comment below if you recommend your current read or not?

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Let’s Get Real Friday Party – #142

Welcome! Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party started…… as always as early as we can. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret!

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY. We are complicated people living in the real world. Let’s Get Real is a great place to make friends to lean on for advice and encouragement. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. Grab a comfortable spot to relax and make a new friend.

Let's Get Real Friday Party

** Special Note: If you are interested in hosting with us, please email Christina at : jugglingrealfoodandreallife@gmail.com

Let'sGetRealMay

I’m not big on rules (since this is what I do for fun), but I do have a couple of guidelines.
  1. Follow all your hosts. We follow back!
  2. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.
  3. Please don’t link and run! Follow and comment on at least three (3) other blogs. The more effort you put into getting to know everyone, the more you will get in return. Everyone is here to get more readers and traffic to their blogs so let’s show them some love!
  4. Let people know where you party! Add our party badge or link back to the party on your blog or post.
  5. Let’s connect! Use #LetsGetRealSocial

Let's Get Real Friday Party

We will be pinning our favorites!!

My Let’s Get Real Featured blogger this week is:

(Drum Roll Please)

Arugula and Quinoa Salad Simpleandsavory.com

This week’s feature is Arugula and Quinoa Salad by Simple and Savory.  Since I love arugula, (I know some people think it has a strong taste) and I truly enjoy quinoa, I can’t wait to try this salad.  The dressing sounds yummy, although I might swap out the maple syrup for a few drops of liquid stevia.  Right now greens are tender and fresh, perfect time to try a new salad.  Thanks, Anne for the recipe and joining us at Let’s Get Real Fridays.

What’s Happening – May 2016

Here is what is happening at home and Inner Savvy Wellness.

What's Happening - May 2016 | Inner Savvy Wellness
2016 is flying by.  Spring is in the air in North Dakota.  We have had 90-degree weather one day, and two days later. it is below 30 degrees.  I was hoping to put away my winter coat, but I think I will wait until after Memorial Day.

Cabbage | Inner Savvy Wellness
Planting our garden.  Normally my husband does most of the planting, but this year, our youngest son planned it.  About 1/3 of the garden is planted.  We put a couple of plants in the garden beside seeds. We had to cover them the last 2 or 3 nights because we have woke up to 28 degrees.  Way too cold for those young leaves.

Celebrating that I passed my written final for Functional Diagnostic Nutrition training.  It ended up being about 20+ pages of essay questions.  It took about 45 hours to complete, but it is done.  I just have my oral final in the next couple of weeks, and I will be certified to have labs done, so I can interpret and help create a protocol to build health.

Working on a way to track supplements.  I have heard from a few clients that they struggle remembering to take their supplements. Watch for a download to keep track of when and what you are taking.

Anniversary Flowers | Inner Savvy Wellness
Celebrating 26 years of marriage.  We married in 1990 before cell phones were in everyone’s hands, and social media was a thing of the future.  We celebrated with a delicious meal at Bistro’s, a local restaurant. Love that he gave me beautiful flowers.

Reading as many books as possible.  This past week I did a reading binge.  I have read some health books lately, but most of my time I was studying. This past week I read Curious Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the God of Possibility by Logan Wolfram Most Wanted, by Lisa Scottoline and Called for Life: How Loving our Neighbor Led Us Into the Heart of the Ebola Epidemic by Kent and Amber Brantley. I would recommend all of these books.

11th Grade Finished | Inner Savvy Wellness
Organizing homeschooling materials.  My youngest son finished his junior year in high school, so I am going through the year and making sure I have everything recorded and finalized.  I also am planning for next year.  I found that getting everything ready for the fall at the same time as I finalize the year is much easier.  I know where he is at and what needs to come next.  It really has been bittersweet.  On one hand I am looking forward to being done with homeschooling. I have done it for 15 years. However, on the other hand, I am going to miss it and miss him when he heads off to college.

Planning to rebrand and refocus my business and blog.  Since I will now be offering more in regards to lab work I want to redo my marketing materials.  I also realized I was not authentic in leaving out my faith when I wrote my blog posts, so I will be refocusing on expressing my belief that God has had a major effect on my health and life.

Lilacs | Inner Savvy Wellness
Enjoying blooming flowers and plants.  Trees and plants are slowly blooming.  Yesterday I picked some lilacs, and my kitchen is filled with the lovely fragrance.

Zeus | Inner Savvy Wellness
Adding a wireless fence, so Zeus can run in the backyard of our 2 acres.

Sipping on Numi’s Chocolate Puerh Tea.  In A Cup of Tea for Mom, I stated this was one of my favorites right now, and several commenters said they hadn’t tried it.  I already picked a winner of the sample teas and sent the samples out to GGMandy, but if you want to try it, you can get it on Amazon.

Minions (Blu-ray + DVD + DIGITAL HD)
Watching Minions.  Yes, we are all late teens or adults, but last night the four of us watched Minions.  Despicable Me is probably my husband’s favorite animated movie, so we all wanted to see Minions.  Doesn’t come close to the two Despicable Me movies, but it was fun to watch and relax on a Sunday evening.  My favorite animated movie? It has to be Mulan.

Wheatgrass | Inner Savvy Wellness
Shopping at our new food co-op.  Finally. Bismarck has a food co-op. It held its first day, soft opening today.  I used to be a member of the food co-op in Boise, ID when I lived there. Love the awesome things you can find at a co-op.  I was pleased with what I saw.  I even purchased some fresh wheatgrass to try to juice.  I am sure it will be a regular shopping stop for me.  Not a member and live in the area? Consider joining the Bis-man Community Food Co-op.

I would love to hear from you. What is happening in your life right now? Do you plant a garden? What are you reading? Watching? Planning?  Just leave me a comment.

If you want to talk to me about your health goals, I would love to chat.  Schedule a Free Healthy Results Strategy Session.

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Let’s Get Real Friday Link Party – #141

Welcome! Let’s get this Friday started…… as always as early as we can. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret!

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY. We are complicated people living in the real world. Let’s Get Real is a great place to make friends to lean on for advice and encouragement. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. Grab a comfortable spot to relax and make a new friend.

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A Cup of Tea for Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms.  Whether you are a new Mom or a Mom of adult children, whether you are a natural Mom or adopted Mom, whether you are a Mom of children on earth or in heaven, whether you are a Mom for many years or a Mom-to-be, whether you are a physical Mom or a spiritual Mom today is your day.

Don’t tell anyone but in reality, your day is every day.  You are the one that was open to nurturing life.

Look for the giveaway at the end of this post. Comment for your chance to win.

   Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness

Motherhood is filled with all sorts of emotions and energy.  You may go from peace, love, happiness, to frustration, anger, impatience within a few minutes.  You work hard. You love. You serve.

Today take a few minutes to enjoy a few minutes of peace and reflection of your years of Motherhood while sipping your favorite drink.

Since my favorite drink is a cup of tea, I thought I would share my favorite teas as of now.  I probably drink 2-3 cups a day, plus 24 ounces of matcha green tea.  Yes, tea is my favorite.

Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness
My favorite morning tea is Numi Organic Chocolate Puerh.  It is the only black tea I ever drink.  It contains cocoa powder, black puerh tea, vanilla beans, rooibos, cinnamon, orange peel and nutmeg. A perfect, soothing start to the day.

Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness
My favorite evening tea for several years now is Stash Organic Lavender Tulsi Herbal Tea.  This tea is soothing and calming.  It contains only lavender and tulsi. I love having it an hour or so after dinner.

Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness
I had to share another tea I recently found and enjoy in the evenings as well, Traditional Medicinals Organic Chamomile with Lavender.  Chamomile is a calming tea, but I find it rather bland. Combined with lavender, it is the perfect relaxation tea for a stressful day.

I probably have 10 different flavors and brands of teas, but these seem to be the ones I go back to on a regular basis.

Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness
Here are two I have been drinking in the afternoon since I am trying to help my liver function better and detox. Traditional Medicinals Pau d’Arco and Traditional Medicinals Roasted Dandelion Root.  I have to admit I like to add a drop or two of liquid stevia to give it a little sweetness.

The best way to drink a cup of tea is to sit down, relax and slowly drink.  However if you are like me, drinking tea is my time to read blog posts or to read a good book.  Lately, I have been sitting outside in the evening with Zeus, our eleven-month-old puppy, and reading. Last evening my husband and I were out on the patio reading and playing with Zeus.  Our son snuck out and snapped this photo. What a relaxing evening.  Hope you find ways to relax.

Cup of Tea for Mom | Inner Savvy Wellness

What is your favorite tea? Please share in the comments.

Curious how these teas taste? Just for fun when you comment below, I will enter you into a chance to try each one.  I will be sending one person 5 tea bags, one of each of the teas shown above.  Open to USA/Canada residents only. Ends next Sunday, May 16.  I will be posting the winner on this post.

Edited Post:

The Winner Is…GGMandy!  Congratulations. I will be trying to send you an email to get your address to send your samples of tea.  You can contact me if you see this post and haven’t heard from me. Thank you to all who commented.

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Let’s Get Real Friday Party – 140

Welcome! Let’s get this Friday started…… as always as early as we can. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret!

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY. We are complicated people living in the real world. Let’s Get Real is a great place to make friends to lean on for advice and encouragement. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. Grab a comfortable spot to relax and make a new friend.

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Take the Maintaining Balance Quiz

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Stress is king.

Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

Take the Maintaining Balance Quiz | Inner Savvy Wellness

True or False

(  ) 1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

(  ) 2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

(  ) 3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

(  ) 4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

(  ) 5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift.

(  ) 6. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledding, bundled-up beach walks; gardening, hiking, more time outside; camping, swimming, barbecues; harvesting the bounty, gathering wood, spending more time inside.

(  ) 7. Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.

(  ) 8. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.

(  ) 9. Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.

( ) 10. I notice and heed the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.

(  ) 11. If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity, so I stop and take care of myself.

(  ) 12. When I need or want to, I say no to requests for my time.

(  ) 13. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables, hot soup.

(  ) 14. If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me.

(  ) 15. I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.

(  )  16. I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment, even joy.

If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life. How can you make a change to help you feel more balanced? Remember that when you feel balanced, your body experiences less stress.  Less stress means it is easier to achieve your optimal health.

Comment below on which area you want to focus to help you achieve better balance.

Grab a spot to talk with me for up to 40 minutes about any of these issues.  We can create your strategy for healthy living.

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Let’s Get Real Friday Party – #139

Welcome to all of you beautiful people! Let’s get this Friday started. We are thrilled that you decided to link up with us this week. Let’s Get Real is a showcase for some of the best bloggers from across the world. We can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. Make sure you share this party with your friends so that we can grow. Don’t keep us a secret!

Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. We are all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and DIY. We are complicated people living in the real world. Let’s Get Real is a great place to make friends to lean on for advice and encouragement. Each week, I encourage you to take a few moments just for yourself. Grab a comfortable spot to relax and make a new friend.

Let's Get Real Friday Party

 

** Special Note: If you are a blogger looking for an active sharing group, we have the group for you! The Let’s Get Real Facebook group has daily follow threads, support, and friendship. Come on over and join us.**

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I’m not big on rules (since this is what I do for fun), but I do have a couple of guidelines.
  1. Follow all your hosts. We follow back!
  2. Leave a comment for us on the post and we will know you are a new follower.
  3. Please don’t link and run! Follow and comment on at least three (3) other blogs. The more effort you put into getting to know everyone, the more you will get in return. Everyone is here to get more readers and traffic to their blogs so let’s show them some love!
  4. Let people know where you party! Add our party badge or link back to the party on your blog or post.
  5. Let’s connect! Use #LetsGetRealSocial

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We will be pinning our favorites!!

My Let’s Get Real Featured blogger this week is:

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Strategies for dealing with Stress

This week’s feature is No Small Life’s post Stressed Out? 4 Solutions that Will Actually Help.  70-80% of all doctor visits are for stress-related illnesses.  Reducing your stress is critical to optimal health.  Chris and Megan did a great job in suggesting great ways to reduce stress starting with nurturing your spirit.  Thanks, Chris and Megan

Health Living Reading Challenge – April 2016

Healthy Living Reading Challenge - April 2016 | Inner Savvy Wellness
How are you doing on reading on the Healthy Living Reading Challenge?

April has been a good month. I moving on toward my final practical for my FDN training.  My son and I finished up his junior year of high school. We are so ready for summer.  I still found time for reading.

For the Healthy Living Reading Challenge I chose the book, When Breath Becomes Air by the late Paul Kalanithi

I normally don’t read books that are popular unless I read it before it became popular.  However, a New York Times Best Seller was on my list for this year’s challenge.  I was at the library and saw this and knew immediately this would be the book for this month.

I can’t praise this book enough.  Paul has a beautiful writing style.  He was first interested in and studied literature before he went to med school to become a neurosurgeon.  He was always on a quest to understand death. He goes into his young life and then what it was like to be a med student and resident in neuroscience. He then is diagnosed with lung cancer. I love how he describes his feelings and what it is like.

I can’t ruin this book for you, so I won’t be saying much more.  It truly was a gift to read. Maybe it was because I just watched my aunt go through her battle of pancreatic cancer with such faith and peace, that this book hit home for me.  But I believe anyone will enjoy it because we all have watched others die and face our own mortality.

A few beautiful quotes from When Breath Becomes Air:

“don’t think I ever spent a minute of any day wondering why I did this work, or whether it was worth it. The call to protect life—and not merely life but another’s identity; it is perhaps not too much to say another’s soul—was obvious in its sacredness.”

“I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn’t really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.”

“The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing. You try to figure out what matters to you, and then you keep figuring it out. It felt like someone had taken away my credit card and I was having to learn how to budget. You may decide you want to spend your time working as a neurosurgeon, but two months later, you may feel differently. Two months after that, you may want to learn to play the saxophone or devote yourself to the church. Death may be a one-time event, but living with terminal illness is a process.”

This is a small, 228 page book.  I can’t recommend it enough.  Make sure you bring tissues.

This month my local healthy living book club read Alignment Matters: The First Five Years of Katy Says by Katy Bowman, M.S.  The member that chose this book teaches yoga.  I was happy to read it since I am dealing with my own posture challenges.

The book was a little hard to read.  Katy took blog posts she wrote from 2007 through 2011 and organized them according to topic.  The posts weren’t re-written. Something things were repeated, somethings weren’t applicable any longer, and some links were no longer valid. The repetition was the most difficult to me. Repetition is ok if you are reading over something over the course of 5 years, but when you read it within a couple of weeks, it makes it a little hard to read.

With that being said, I truly enjoyed the content of this book.  I learned that heels, no matter how hard are not good for your posture, your bones or your pelvic floor.  Did you know that?

I am trying to decide if I want to purchase My Happy Feet in order to have a gentle stretching motion of toe abduction.  Have you tried My Happy Feet?

There were several stretches to try to improve posture or flexibility.  My favorite was the Number 4 Stretch.  Page 69-70.  “Cross your right ankle over your left knee. Keep both cheeks on the seat and try to move your pelvis from a tucked position to an untucked position.” I definitely felt the stretch.

I found that I have very little range of motion in my shoulder. I knew that since I have had to do PT for frozen shoulder.  However my favorite exercise was on page 287.  “Start from a standing position and then climb down to the ground, ending up face down.  Climb back up to a standing position and climb back down ending with your face up.  Repeat this cycle five to ten times.  It’s more fatiguing than you think?” This is a whole body exercise.  If you did this every day, can you imagine how your body would change.  I am trying to decide if I want to do this instead of my 5 push-ups after I go to the bathroom.  What do you think?

Overall I am glad I read this book for the tips I did pick up. If you decide to read it, just know that it isn’t a smooth read.  It isn’t a story, just a loose compilation of blog posts. If you are interested in learning more check out Katy’s 6 Posts Everyone Must Read.  

What are you reading now? Recommend it or not?

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