Yuck….don’t try this…..

On my quest for a healthy lifestyle I have tried, smoothies, exercise, drinking lots of water, salads ect.  There have been some things that I tried and totally fell in love with.  I have no clue how I have lived so long without quinoa, love that shit!  A friend of mine suggested that I sprinkle nutritional yeast on my food…which I also fell in love with, along with hemp hearts.

I was on a really good roll of finding new healthy options that I actually enjoyed eating.
That was until today.  I was in a health food store today with Matt and every time I am in there I eye up a kombucha drink.  It has some great claims to health benefits (I really don’t know what or who to believe when it comes to health) such as, Detox, joint care, aids in digestion and gut health, and boost immunity.

The only thing I was immune to was the taste.  I was fooled by the pretty colour of the liquid, the pretty label and the glass bottle.  That drink was so gross I actually had to plug my nose to drink it.  My co-workers were only willing to smell it but refused to taste it saying it was a fart in a bottle……they had more sense then I did.  Freaking yuck.  At $4.00 a bottle I really had no choice but to drink the stuff.  Let me tell you never again!!!!  Never again!!!!  I wonder how many bottles you would need to drink to benefit from any of the health claims listed on the bottle?  Hopefully just the one cause that’s all this lady is gonna ever drink!

Leslie
xo

Kombucha

Kombucha

 

Run Baby Run!!!!

Today was the first day it actually felt like spring in my little town of Port Colborne.  Today was also Track and Field for my son Tristan, which happens to be his most favorite day of the year.  He killed it….actually all the kids killed it.  I was talking to another parent the other day about track.  His child is over weight and probably not the healthiest kid.  This father actually thought it would be a really great idea if the school board got rid of track because not all kids are fast.  I could not disagree more!  My son gets gym twice a week, thats not enough!  The kids really didn’t get to practice for track at all.  Some who had signed up for triple jump didn’t have a clue how to do it.  What the believe the kids need to more gym!  More activity.  They have reviews/practice for math tests why not for track?  I also think that school should be educating kids on health not just sex ed, but healthy eating and exercise.

The one thing that I noticed today was that every kid out on that field today was a part of something and you could tell it made them all happy in some way.  whether or not they were winning a race or coming in last, jumping the furthest or raking the pit, they were all supporting each other.  Sports and being active just supports this kind of positive behavior.

I had an amazingly balanced day today!
Took the day off work to be at Track and Field, had my mom come so I could spend time with her.
Went out for dinner with Matt and the kids, then took my daughter Taya to the mall.  My Taya really has no clue how awesome she is, I love her so much and we had such a great time!

Hope everyone had a good hump day!

Leslie
xoTaostandhoney