It’s vacation time! You have been so good lately about staying on track and eating your healthy foods. It is so easy when you go on a trip or vacation to throw all of your healthy choices out the window and completely go wild and eat everything in sight…especially inDisneyland. The sweet smell of vanilla as you walk down Main Street, the smell of freshly popped popcorn and cinnamon sugar from the churros filling the air and of course the Mickey pretzels on every cart. Do you eat everything in sight especially if you have been “good” and making good choices because hey, you are on vacation and you deserve it?! What I choose to do is if there is a treat or a snack that I really want is enjoy that treat or snack, usually a candy apple or a caramel apple. I have rounded up some of my favorite healthier treats and snacks at Disneyland that I love and enjoy when I am there.Even if you are not at Disneyland, I hope that these ideas give you some insights as to what other theme parks may offer or what to look for to keep your health and fitness goals in
I can’t believe that it’s been 3 months since my second surgery! For those of you who don’t know, on November 28th 2016 I had my second skin removal surgery. My surgeon removed excess skin from my upper body, back and arms. As far as recovery goes it was pretty rough. Everyone heals differently, everyone has different amounts of skin to remove from different places, and every doctor has their own way of removing skin. This affects people differently and makes recovery different for everyone.I wanted to share with you guys how I am personally doing 3 months out from my second skin removal surgery. Again this is how MY BODY is recovering. Keep in mind that I had my first skin removal surgery on July 28th, 2016. I had two major surgeries really close together which also played a role in how I have recovered. My recovery so far:My incisions have become thin and are not as red in color.I still have some sensitivity on and around my incisions.I still have some pain under my breasts and on my back incisions, especially when I bend, turn or twist.My arms are still a little stiff and I don’t have full range of motion
On Monday February 20, I turned 30 years old! I am still in complete shock haha. I have no idea how I am 30 already! A few days after my 25th birthday is when I finally decided that it was time to change my life. I was over 500 pounds, could barely get out of bed, and did not love or respect myself or my body. I used food to comfort me and the more unhappy I was, the more I kept eating. The actual moment that I decided enough is enough was a few months before the “change” happened. My sister, Kevin and I decided to take a trip to Disneyland! We had not been in a while, because my weight really kept me from doing a whole lot. I decided a trip to Disneyland was just what I needed. I had no idea at that time that my life would change forever. I had to rent a wheelchair because I could barely walk from the car to the main gate and I am embarrassed to admit this now, but I felt like I was about to die. Everything hurt. I remember that day so clearly. I was wheeling down Main Street and everyone was staring, pointing, laughing.
I have a few special trips coming up over the next few weeks that I am so excited about! Since I will be traveling a lot, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite snacks that are perfect to take on the go, on the airplane as well as great options to keep with you in your purse or bag. I love to travel, but sometimes it can be hard, especially when you have certain goals in mind and when you really want to stick to your healthy eating plan. Travel can definitely make our eating choices more challenging and harder to stay on track. Over the years I have learned that it is really important to have healthy snack options with you at all times, especially when you are out of town because the last thing you need is to have to worry about finding a healthy snack option, especially if you are starving! Most of the time we will reach for something that is convenient when we are really hungry and won’t care what it is. Sometimes we can really regret it later. Here are a few of my favorite travel snack options. Please