11 days in

I’m 11 days into my Paleo experiment and I have to say it is not as nearly difficult as I expected. Yes, I miss eating freshly baked sourdough bread and my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies but I can do without most everything else. It has really highlighted for me how dependent I was on convenience foods like cereal and muffins even though they were the healthier options or homemade with little sugar. Continue reading 11 days in

What does healthy mean to you?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what healthy means to me.  Originally when I started this blog in 2011 it was about physical health but more and more I am coming to realize that mental health is equally important.  I knew this already – I used to do Ki training which trains your mind-body connection – but forgot about the impact mental health can have on your physical health (thank you, LL, for reminding me) and vise versa.  The two are inextricably entwined. Continue reading What does healthy mean to you?

Paleo Pancakes

Mmm, pancakes.  I love Saturday morning pancakes or waffles.  But the Paleo lifestyle sort of threw a wrench in the weekend breakfast plan.  Solution: almond flour or coconut flour pancake.  A quick Google search turns up a number of recipes but here is my take on Paleo pancakes (who knows if our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate something like this but I like to think pancakes or flat ‘breads’ are universal).

Recipes for the pancakes can be found here.

  • Almond-Applesauce Pancakes (my own recipe)
  • Coconut Flour Pancakes (slight modifications from the original by Nourishing Days)

Let me know what you think!  Which one do you prefer?

Starting Paleo

I have been hearing about the Paleo Diet for a while now, especially as my husband is a personal trainer and Crossfit enthusiast.  You can’t hear about Crossfit without hearing about the Paleo way of eating.  So I bought Robb Wolf’s book, The Paleo Solution.  After reading it – it makes a lot of sense, and he’s backed it up with research – I decided to try it. Continue reading Starting Paleo

It’s been a while…

So it has been a while since I wrote anything on this blog.  About a year and four months. And I have an excuse for that, really.  Part of that excuse was the long hours that went into creating a website for my husband’s new business, Engineered Bodies, and in the process learning more than I ever expected to know about WordPress templates and HTML code. The other two parts were kids (at the time of my last post my youngest was six months old and I wasn’t getting much sleep) and a part time job for me.  And then it just took me a while to figure out how to balance everything – maybe juggle would be a better word.

But enough of the excuses.  I’m here now.  Writing.  Finally.  And it feels good. Continue reading It’s been a while…

Hello world!

Welcome to Project Be Healthy!  (I would have named it Project Me, but that was already taken).

So the main reason for this blog is to document my journey from post-pregnancy, flabby overweight body after a second babe to a healthy, toned body, hopefully resulting in fitting into my old jeans, which, let’s be real here, is almost every mom’s desire.  That’s my goal for 2011. Continue reading Hello world!

A journal of eating clean and living healthy