Healthy Bloggin’ Potential

I think my blog really has the potential to fit in with the world of health bloggers because we ultimately have the same goal of sharing ideas and can rally around the goal of being healthy. A lot of health blogs that I have checked out during this course all have a “story” behind them about the author, and have a lot of the same common elements that I would share, such as recipes, tips and advice, ideas of places to shop for ingredients, perhaps reviews of healthy food items, etc. A lot of health blogs also use a lot of images to supplement all the text, which is something I have been doing here.

One thing that I think I can add to this conversation is my realistic personality. I’m really busy, and I know a lot of people are really busy too but still want to be healthy. I also really DON’T love exercising, and I don’t understand how other people do. Also, I know kale is nasty (butttt so good for you) AND the flavor can easily be masked with banana and almond milk. I think when I read a lot of health blogs where they say “I LOVE eating healthy” I immediately can’t relate. I’ve thought about two categories or even tabs that I could add – one for recipes, another one that is more of a “Help! I’m don’t know where to start” – where I can post “step 1- get a nutribullet (best thing I ever did- cheap here or here) step 2- buy some kale, bananas, almond milk, and oatmeal. It’s the fastest go to shake that is healthy and doesn’t taste like buttcheeks.” I think there are some people who could appreciate my honesty and relate to it.

Update:

A typical daily shake for moi:

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Yes, it’s a Disney Tumblr. Yes that’s Piglet 🙂

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The Best and Worst Thing You Will Ever Watch!

A few years ago, I went through what was probably the worst time of my life, ever. Ever. I knew I had digestion problems, but none of the doctors I initially saw would diagnose me. I went to my primary physician several times before he sent me to a gastroenterologist, who sent me to another gastroenterologist, who sent me to a proctologist, who sent me…you get the idea. And after trying a gluten-free diet (even though I didn’t have celiac’s disease), eating tons of fiber and veggies, I felt better but not “cured.” Then I was told to cut dairy, and see how that goes — a lot harder than it seems because I LOVE Ben & Jerrys. I just got so sick of hearing that I have “young persons disease” when I knew there was something seriously wrong. They were doing x-rays and tests, and eventually they finally came up with something concrete. I got mixed reports of benign and malignant. Doctors couldn’t agree. INSANITY!!!

It’s actually a bit of a blur to me. Fortunately everything is great now (yay!) I went about my merry life for two years before a friend told me to watch this documentary called Forks Over Knives.

For those two blissful years, I completely felt like the innocent, poor, little victim Teresa. But this documentary really open up my eyes and made me realize that I had a greater role in my health than I had initially realized.  It was one of the most fascinating documentaries I have ever seen and as cheesy as it sounds, it really did change my life.

I encourage you to watch it with someone, because the temptation will be there to yell at the screen “ARE YOU SERIOUS?”

Watch it! 

https://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/