I've always thought that eating disordered behavior functions much like an addiction given that your brain activity and patterns can directly correlate to the type of disordered eating behaviors you exhibit and how you recover. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, "Researchers have identified specific neurobiological differences in the brains of people with anorexia,… Continue reading Disordered Eating: The Brain vs. The Power of Will
I'm frustrated. At this point, I'm frustrated by the bodily pain I feel every day. I know I'm lucky and that many have it worse than I do. But I consider myself a generally healthy person. I eat well and exercise 2-4 times a week. I know I could increase that, probably, but the chronic… Continue reading Experiments in Pain Management
January is naturally a time for introspection and reflection for a lot of people (I covered this in my post about resolutions). This includes thinking about health. After a routine doctor's appointment, it was suggested that I have a follow up appointment to investigate my health further. Spoiler alert: I'm totally fine, yay! After the… Continue reading An Exercise in Gratitude
It's been a while, friends. Sorry for the lax posting. December was incredibly busy for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly and was actually far less drained than I would have expected. That said, I'm relieved that the celebrations are dwindling and at the moment, I have no plans for New Year's Eve. I'm totally… Continue reading Thoughts on Resolutions
As fun as the holidays are, they can also be super duper draining. I don't pretend to know the secrets to balancing it all in the best possible way, but I do have some suggestions for having fun and and avoiding feeling bad, mentally or physically. Part of me is creating this post as a… Continue reading Survival Tips for The Holidays
Hello friends! I'm sitting here in bed (no, I didn't get a snow day). I actually requested this day off in advance as I just had a feeling I'd need it to recoup from a week of festivities. I was right! Especially because I have a cold so I can nurse it in bed. The… Continue reading Thanksgiving Week Recap!
Hello! I started my Saturday morning around 8am preparing for a walk, as opposed to my usual Bodypump class. I did this for two reasons. One, I've had another mini neck strain that requires lower key exercise, and two, time is running out before the leaves all fall. Luckily, it is such a beautiful day… Continue reading Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park
Recently, I've been doing some new activities for me, relating to physical health. On Sunday of last week, I did a hot yoga class with my friend Kylie, which prompted me to sign up for more via ClassPass given my two week free trial. The next day, I did a competitive cycling class (which I… Continue reading Branching Out
Hello friends. I got a lot done that has essentially been looming over me for awhile. It really started with an impromptu organization of all my papers at home. I feel like a mafioso or grandmother (or both) when I say "my papers" and I quite enjoy that. Retirement statements, insurance policies, lease agreements, oh… Continue reading I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?