a blog in pursuit of health & happiness

Do You Spend Time with YOU?

You won't believe it, but this morning my body work up on its own at 4:30am! But you best believe I slept for 30 more minutes - progress? This morning was not as hard as day one of my 5am Club Challenge, which is very encouraging. Don't get me wrong, I'm still tired and it appears to be a permanent state of being during these wee hours of the morning. But I have done it before and will do it again! The positive parts of yesterday gave me the boost I needed to start today with

The 5am Club Challenge

I'm sure you're wondering - WHY 5AM? I'll admit, it is an ungodly hour and everyone should be sound asleep. I decided to take on this challenge after receiving The 5am Club by Robin Sharma as a gift. It got me thinking about what I want to accomplish in my life and all the things that are holding me back. Spoiler alert* I'm the only thing holding me back! I chose to try waking up at 5am for 66 days to retrain my mind and body to be awake, creative, and productive before most

Candida Cleanse: 10-Day Update

Welcome back! I'm not dead! I'm sure you were all very concerned. The past 10 days have been an absolute experience to say the least. I have given up sugar in the past, usually for about a week at a time to help my body reset. I have never gone longer than 7 days and my goodness it has been fascinating. Food & Drink I'm sure your wondering, what can I eat? What is left after you remove sugar, grains, dairy, fruit, and starchy vegetables? I also do not consume conventionally r


I never thought I would be able to run a half marathon. I had been a runner for years, but not long distance. My friend Jessica convinced me to start training three years ago and I figured I would give it a try. Boy oh boy I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Just in case you didn't know, a half marathon is 21.1 km. That's right, OVER 20 KILOMETERS. How the HELL does one even start training for that?? We started off easy, running twice a week on Wednesdays (short run