After three solid months of working out 6-7 days a week and completely cleaning up my diet, I was anxious to find out how my lung functions might be impacted. My genetic condition of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia has caused bronchiectasis (a widening/scarring of the airways that leads to increased infections). Those repeated infections have left me at about 62% of the lung function that someone else my same age, weight, height, gender, etc., is expected to have. I’m not happy at 62%. I’ve been told it’s extremely difficult to regain what’s lost over a lifetime but my competitive spirit just sees that as more of a reason to try harder.
I’m enrolled in a “Natural History of Bronchiectasis” study at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The purpose of this research study is to examine the natural history of bronchiectasis and hopefully identify inherited and immune (the body’s infection defense system) factors that may explain why certain individuals have these infecti...
Roasted cauliflower is SO good and when you chop it up into very small pieces before roasting, it is a fantastic alternative to rice or couscous! I make this ALL the time since it's such a big hit in our house so figured I'd share the simple preparation steps so you can try it too!
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12 oz fresh cauliflower (chopped small in a food processor or by hand)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 Tbls olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Stir it all together, spread evenly on a parchment paper or tinfoil-lined baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes in a 400 degree F oven. Stir half way through. Let me know what you think!
The following is my personal experience of purchasing a Beachbody Challenge Pack and going through the full program. Based on my goals to improve both fitness and food choices, I decided that the 21 Day Fix was going to be the best fit. You can purchase a Challenge Pack for virtually any of the Beachbody programs.
The 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack was a higher investment ($140 promo price versus $60 for the DVD set/plan only) but a great value when I considered that I could try out Shakeology for 30 days, I would have access to streaming workout videos through Beachbody On Demand, and I would have a coach to lean on for motivation.
The box arrived in the mail on June 7, 2016, and had everything I needed for my 21 Day Challenge: