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How are you Maintaining Good Health?

I went to my yearly checkup recently and stepped on a scale. Wow. I called Hubby when I left and asked him How can I weigh what I do? Even my blood pressure was a tad high.

What upsets me the most is that I have been thinking about health a lot lately. Apparently, thinking and doing are two different things!

What am I doing to maintain good health? My roles have become even more stricter.

Eat right. 90% of my shopping is done at Trader Joes. I don’t buy anything with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, hormones, etc. My meat is grass fed and/or organic. What I tend to forget is just because food is healthier for the body doesn’t mean it is less fat. There are still calories in my Chocolate Almond Spread. I also eat a lot of breads, aka sugars.

Exercise. I go through ups and downs. I am very good for a few weeks then I completely back off. This hot, muggy summer did nothing for my body. Hubby tries to push Crossfit on me, as he has become an exercise addict. What I did though was download the couch to 5K app on my phone. I love how it tells me what to do! Also, meeting up with a friend weekly to walk our gorgeous bridge with views of the ocean. Accountability definitely helps!

Chiropractic Care. A must at our house. Hubby believes chiropractic can help any issue and keep you in top notch health!

Vitamins. Another area I do well with when I have the vitamins in the house, but when they are gone…well they don’t get re-stocked so fast. Bad bad. My newest supplement is Provella, a probiotic. Let me tell you more about it.

Provella helps promote digestive, feminine, and immune health.

Most probiotics contain good bacteria similar to those found naturally in the human body. The mixture of good bacteria regularly found at an anatomical site is referred to as the “normal flora.” In women, the normal flora can be easily disrupted by many factors including:

  • Antibiotic use
  • Changes in hormone levels
  • Spermicides
  • Diet
It has been estimated that as few as 20%-40% of certain probiotic bacteria survive passage through the gut. A major threat to probiotic bacteria is stomach acid. However, Provella  is formulated using a patented controlled-release technology that helps protect probiotics from harsh stomach acid and is designed to ensure that live organisms reach the intestines.


Here is a video that explains it all really well!

Here is a coupon for $6 or $8 off of Provella. Give it a try!

It is also available at – a great place to shop!

It is going to help me maintain my health. What about you? How are you maintaining yours?


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Provella. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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  • I run 10-15 miles per week. I do a kettle bell workout with the ever so handsome Bob Harper in my living room. We ride bikes and go walks often with the kids. We eat a primarily vegetarian based diet, hubs is gluten free and we are slowly cutting out all wheat from the household. We take multivitamins, fish oil and a probiotic daily. I wish I could say that we are the picture of health but we aren't quite there. I have lost 70 pounds in two years trying to reach my 100th pound lost but have been stuck at 200lbs for nearly 6 months. So we are trying very hard to be a healthy family but it is a new way of living! PS no Trader Joe's here JEALOUS! :)
  • I often remind myself that I set the example for my kids. This will often motivate me to stick to my healthful eating and lifestyle. I was just at a conference and one of the talks on childhood obesity was enlightening. What kids are doing in their preschool years has a trickle down effect into their 40s. No pressure there to ensure they are eating the right kids of things and getting adequate exercise, huh? The biggest thing from that lecture was to get rid of the soda. And as you said, high fructose corn syrup is horrible and somehow it seems to sneak into all sorts of stuff. We start building plaques in our arteries as early as the teen years. For us, we eat as many family meals as possible, make a lot of the same food choices as you, and intentionally do not allow the kids to play video games or watch TV. It really is an intentional lifestyle.
  • Growing up in a fitness focused family has helped me stay healthy throughout my life; Dad was a weight lifter in college and Mom was a bodybuilder and personal trainer, so we were always going to the gym and eating healthy, but I decided to make more healthy changes to my lifestyle about 3-4 years ago. I don't eat fast food, red meat, processed carbohydrates or anything with hormones, or corn syrup/artificial sweeteners. I also don't eat anything with artificial dyes since I found out I'm allergic to those last year so I have to buy mostly organic and read every food label. I walk 1-2 miles every day unless it's cold or raining, and I do aerobics/treadmill on those days; I like being active every day.

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