Boot Camp, Day 23-28: Oh, the pain. The pain!

I'm baaaaaack! If you've been following my daily blogs on my 77-day (11-week) self-imposed Boot Camp blog, you've probably noticed I haven't blogged in a while. The good news is that I'm back and I'm still on track with my fitness workouts. My goal to subject myself to daily barrage of workouts, gym visits and... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean Anyone?

I did a little research on the Mediterranean diet and am going to combine it with a low-carb diet. I prefer to customize my diet by using common sense and paying attention to the amount of fat, protein and carbs I’m putting into my body. Basically, weight loss happens when the number of calories burned off by the body’s metabolism exceed the number of calories consumed. Easy-Peasy!

Kristen's Healthy Living Blog

With summer here and travel on many of our schedules…I figured we’d go International. 🙂

Have you heard of the Mediterranean diet?

It’s the diet plan that cardiologists are recommending to the patients at risk for heart disease and for those who already have problems. There’s a great deal of information in The Complete Mediterranean Diet, but it’s presented in a comprehensive and easy-to-understand manner.

Dr. Michael Ozner wrote The Complete Mediterranean Diet after becoming a top advocate of preventing heart disease. He’s a cardiologist and national speaker on the topic of how to treat and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

Reports of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol have been connected to the way we eat in a straightforward, scientific way. But, those who live around the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy a life of fresh and wholesome foods don’t have the same problems others do.


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Boot Camp, Day 20: Time for “Plan B”

The hardest part about trying to find time every day to exercise, is that life happens and your best intentions are challenged seemingly from 10 different directions at once. Sunday was Day 20 of my self-imposed, 77-day (11-week) Boot Camp. As with making any kind of plans things can and will go wrong. Being a... Continue Reading →

DIY Flash Diffuser for under $10

If you do any portraiture, you probably are like me and don't like the unnatural harsh light created by using flash in low-light situations. Your subjects get that "deer in the headlights" look, red eye and it brings out their every pore, wrinkle and blemish. Professional photographers often use spendy flash diffusers to spread out... Continue Reading →

Boot Camp, Day 14: Game on!

Today is Day 14 of my self-imposed , 77-day (11 week) Boot Camp. Can't believe it's already been two weeks! Time is rushing by incredibly fast. Being more active every day has improved my mood immensely. I feel better, think clearer and have more energy! Working out actually GIVES you energy. It's true! In addition... Continue Reading →

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