The Overnight Effect of Sugar

I haven’t overindulged in sugar in a while, but last night, I had a cookie and some ice cream. I knew I would pay for that sin, and boy am I... I wish I had a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) to capture the blood sugar gymnastics, but all I have is heart rate data, morning … Continue reading The Overnight Effect of Sugar

SMART Goal

(This is the second assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, … Continue reading SMART Goal

Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Yoga has been rough lately. I’ve been traveling off and on, have some personal stress, and then I had this inner ear problem that messed up my equilibrium.  I am a little behind in my goal, but thankfully I have plenty of time and opportunity to catch up.  I’ve definitely noticed the effects of the lack … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Uttanasana

Holistic Health and Nutrition

(This is the first assignment for my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.  The majority of my assignments will be posted on my website ScienceSpeaks, but I felt this one better fit Holistic Odyssey.  Please subscribe to my website blog so you won't miss my posts.) Holistic health is a journey, an “odyssey,” … Continue reading Holistic Health and Nutrition

Pose of the Week -Savasana

Savasana, or corpse pose, is best known as the final relaxation after a yoga practice.  It's certainly not as easy as it looks, and that's why I am choosing it for "pose of the week".  First, two references from Yoga Journal: Basic Pose Information Struggle of Savasana I've never been particularly good at clearing my mind … Continue reading Pose of the Week -Savasana

Pose of the Week – Padmasana

I've only had one opportunity to do Padmasana or lotus pose in my health club practices, but it's always been a pose that I am comfortable doing.  I guess a lot of that comes from the fact that I generally chose to sit in half-lotus and I have since I was a little kid.  In fact, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Padmasana

Dog Yoga

I’m offering this new class for stress reduction. It’s called “dog yoga”. I promise you’ll laugh so much that all of the stress will just melt away. Check out a couple excepts from my class.... Options include one or two dogs, but I highly recommend the “two dog” variety for ultimate relaxation. There were so … Continue reading Dog Yoga

Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II, better known to most people as "Warrior II," is a great standing strength pose.  It's one of those poses I once underestimated as being too basic.  I thought I should be doing all fancy, advanced poses, and poses like Warrior II were too simplistic.  I have since changed my mind on that notion, … Continue reading Pose of the Week – Virabhadrasana II

3rd Challenge – 12-Week Goals

I learned in 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results that I'm probably not ready for "soft" goals, so I have decided to go back to SMART goals for this 12-weeks (this planner is a 12-week planner, not a 90-day one, as I am still experimenting with different formats to find a planner I like).    The encouragement for … Continue reading 3rd Challenge – 12-Week Goals

2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers

I mentioned in my previous blog, 2nd 90-Day Challenge Goal Results, that while my soft goals went okay, I wasn't super happy with my overall nutritional progress.  Basically, my weight and measurements headed in the wrong direction, although not in an unrepairable way. It's funny... I saw it coming.  I used my data tracking spreadsheet … Continue reading 2nd 90-Day Challenge Numbers