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February reading wrap-up of eight books and a reading slump

Let’s recap the books I read in February, which included eight books and a book slump. The book slump is questionable. All I know is I can’t get into any book I pick up. That’s a story for another time. Let’s get to the books I read and whether I liked them. Beartown by Fredrick Brackman (Beartown #1)  Rating: 4.5⭐ Beartown is like Friday Night Lights in a hockey town instead of a football town. The story focuses on what happens when loyalty and commitment are questioned after a tragic event in this small town.  I didn’t think I would…

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Teach Yourself DIY and Take Charge of Your …

Teach Yourself DIY and Take Charge of Your Home

Stereotypically, people often view DIY and home maintenance as a man’s job. But as you well know, this is an incredibly outdated and archaic viewpoint that comes from old-fashioned notions of masculinity and prejudice. There is no reason why a woman can’t get her hands dirty and get stuck into some home repairs. Whether putting up a shelf or building an entire home gym from scratch, anyone can learn the DIY skills needed to keep their home in top condition. Pixabay Mastering these techniques will enable you to take charge of your home, boost your confidence, and save time and money.…

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Leading Causes Of Weight Gain And Obesity

Leading Causes Of Weight Gain And Obesity

Obesity occurs when your weight reaches a point where it’s considered unhealthy for your height. The disease affects both the young and the old. Risk factors like physical activity level, sleep habits, and diet can lead to excess weight gain. Other things like genetics and medications may also play a key role in obesity. Your body may store extra energy as fat if you eat high calories but don’t use all the energy. Understanding the common causes of obesity can help you take measures to avoid the negative health consequences. Here are a few you should know about.  Diet habits Diet dramatically contributes to…

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Why I haven’t been running

Why I haven’t been running

You may have noticed, but the running content around here has become nonexistent. It’s sad, and there has been a hole in my life. I have developed other hobbies in life, like reading and Formula 1, but my heart is always with running.   After those unfortunate circumstances, I’ve found it harder to get back into running. My running did slow down over the past year long before that happened, but I was in an upswing.  I ran a 10K and half marathon in December 2023, but things stopped after that race. I haven’t even been able to edit my running…

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3 Science-Backed Ways To Make Your Body Feel Better …

3 Science-Backed Ways To Make Your Body Feel Better Every Day

Everyone knows what it’s like when their body doesn’t feel right. You could feel sluggish, have random aches and pains, and more. While this usually goes away relatively quickly, sometimes it doesn’t. Though this normally isn’t too concerning, you’ll still want to make your body feel better. As much as you’d want it, though, you mightn’t know what you should do. It’s always worth going with what the science says you should do. Thankfully, that doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can do it relatively easily. It’s worth diving into three of the more effective of these. Make Your…

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Monthly Wrap Up 2024 #1 – January

Monthly Wrap Up 2024 #1 – January

It’s time to hit the highs and lows of the previous month. January was a hard month for me, and it became a time for moving forward instead of trying to set goals and meet achievements. January is always when people start resetting and seeking new adventures. I spent the month trying to feel like a normal person. At the end of December, I had a miscarriage at 11 weeks, and on December 29th, I had my D&C. This was a hard way to end and start a year. Having a miscarriage changed me considerably. When it happened, I took…

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4 Unexpected Skills Runners Need To Succeed

4 Unexpected Skills Runners Need To Succeed

When you start running, you assume it’s going to be an easy ride. No need to go to the gym. No need for complex equipment or routine. But in reality, if you want to go far as a runner, you need to start learning new skills. Not just how to run, but also how to support your passion for running. And truth be told, the journey is going to take you in unexpected directions.  If you are looking for ways to level up your running game, the best answer you can get is to diversify your skill set. Think of…

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How To Maintain Your Hair As A Busy …

How To Maintain Your Hair As A Busy Mom

As a busy mom, many things are taking your attention; often enough, there’s little time left for yourself. It’s something to be mindful of regarding your health, happiness, and mental well-being. If you’re not looking after yourself enough, it can impact those around you, like your loved ones. Maintaining your hair as a busy mom is easy enough when you know the tips and tricks to handle your mane, regardless of your hair type. That said, let’s look at how to maintain your hair as a busy mom. Image Source Know your hair type First and foremost, know what your…

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How to Stay Healthy as a Family Unit

How to Stay Healthy as a Family Unit

Trying to stay healthy as a family with everything modern life demands can be challenging. But you can include healthy activities in your family’s day-to-day life. It means changing your family life, such as getting outside and drinking more water. Exercise Together as a Family One of the most powerful ways to get healthy together is by simply exercising. Exercise as a family is easier than ever, and you can use it to your advantage. For example, if you enjoy exercise more than others, you can use something as simple as a family walk in the park as a chest…

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Back to Healthy Living After Baby: A Mom’…

Back to Healthy Living After Baby: A Mom’s Guide to Reclaiming Wellness

Hey there, awesome new mama! A big high-five to you for bringing that tiny, utterly cute, and, yes, super needy little one into your life! Ready to dive back into being healthy and fit, mom-style? Just because you’re a mom now doesn’t mean you should forget about your own health. You’re totally going to rock this!   So, those first few weeks (or, let’s be real, months) with your newborn, huh? It’s like you’re in the middle of a beautiful, crazy storm. Your days are filled with feedings, diaper changes, and trying to figure out why your little one is…

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Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Gym

Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Gym

Does the idea of having a gym at home appeal to you? If this is the case, you can make your dreams a reality. However, before you can do this, there are a few things you need to bear in mind.  You want to do these things as quickly as possible so your dream can come to fruition. Here’s a look at the main things you must consider when creating an at-home gym. Define the Space One of the first things you need to do is define where you want the gym to be. Your space must be allocated and…

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