4th of July Festivities

It’s weird when the 4th of July lands on a Tuesday.  Your whole week is all wonky.  You lose track of time.  You wonder what day it is when you wake up.  Do I have to work today?  Who knows?

Other than being completely out of it, Adam and I had a great time these past four days.  I always enjoy when he gets time off work and we get to be together 24/7.  Not sure if he feels the same way, but he’s stuck with me so he’ll get over it! 4th of July Festivities | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading


Camping at Rock Cut State Park

“I also think it’s pointless for a human to paint scenes of nature when they can go outside and stand in it.” – Ron Swanson

Pictures of nature are nice, but I kind of agree with Ron.  Go outside.  Seriously.  It will do you a world of good.  Adam and I spend the weekend at Rock Cut State Park in Rockford, IL and it was just delightful! Camping at Rock Cut State Park | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Four Ways I Care For Myself

I’m learning that I need to take rest days from exercise, spend time outside, find a way to laugh each day, take frequent deep breaths, and spend some time in the quiet without technology and social media constantly buzzing around.

This type of self-care is new to me but I am noticing a difference.  I remain calm longer, smile easier, and feel like I’m actually living life rather than focusing all my energy on being healthy.  Four Ways I Care For Myself | Life Healthfully Lived Continue reading

Three Thanksgivings

Three Thanksgivings in three days.  If you weren’t aware, that is a lot of food.  In the past, I probably would have worried about how I was going to navigate all that eating but this year I took a different approach.

I decided I wasn’t going to sit there and think about all the things I could or could not eat.  I wasn’t going to fret about going overboard and shoving as much food in my face as possible.  I was going to enjoy the people I was with, share the dishes I had made, and overall have a good time.  In short I was going to not be a control freak and have a good Thanksgiving.

And you know what?

It was one of the best Thanksgivings ever.  I spent time with the people I love and some I hadn’t seen in a long time.  I made a chocolate peanut butter pie that was a hit (and I promise to share it soon).  I laughed, I ate, I was thankful.

Like I said, one of the best Thanksgivings ever.

How was your holiday?  Did you get to see friends and family?  Eat any new dishes?