1 Hour in a Float Tank: My Experience

While I was in Arkansas for two weeks with Cam, it was basically a mini summer vacation. Once Cam finished finals (I was done the week before), we basically had an entire week to ourselves before packing up and heading home after his graduation. Each day, we made a “to-do” list, so that we wouldn’t forget friends we wanted to meet up with or errands we needed to run that were Fayetteville-specific.

We went to the Farmer’s Market, ate at food trucks, etc, etc. On Wednesday of our last week there, Cam went to get his hair trimmed at a place called Therapods that one of his roommates had recommended. Not only was there a salon here, but we also noticed they offered massages and…..float tanks?!

read more

What I Eat In a Day: Part 1

I have a love/hate relationship with these “What I Eat In A Day” posts.

On the one hand – I LOVE them. I need the recipe inspo. It soothes me! I’m serious. Every night before bed, I scroll through Pinterest and the Explore page on my food Insta, and get ideas. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day.

But then there’s the other side – they kinda make me anxious! I’ll be sitting there, watching a girl make a smoothie, and all of a sudden I’m like, “WAIT. I don’t use hemp milk in my smoothie! Should I BE USING HEMP MILK IN MY SMOOTHIE?!”

read more

Natural Cold Remedies

natural cold remedies

If I haven’t told you all over social media yet….I got a freaking cold!

(Feel bad for me.)

(Just kidding.)

But for real, I haven’t gotten a proper cold in forever. Ever since I started incorporating a healthy diet and exercise regime, I just upped my immunity. But bring on 3 presentations, 3 tests, and Texas allergies – I got hit. C’est la vie!

The first day of my cold, I took some DayQuil every 4 hours like the bottle said. But it made me groggy and made my stomach feel like a pit of hot lava. I’m not used to taking that much medicine in a day and I have a very (very) sensitive gut, so over-the-counter medicine can hurt me more than it helps me sometimes. I know not everyone’s like that, so don’t go throwing out the contents of your medicine cabinet. Just for me, I can only do Allegra allergy meds every now and then Tylenol for the desperate measures.

read more

3 Healthy and Healing Smoothies

healthy breakfast smoothie

I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, but really I feel like that’s been the past two years of my life.

For the past three months when I was staying in my sunshine studio AirBnB, I didn’t have my Vitamix with my since I wouldn’t have a freezer there to keep smoothie ingredients. I thought it would only be a month that I stayed there, so I thought, “Oh well!”…… But then I stayed 3 months….and I really, really missed smoothies.

And you’d know if you’re following along with my new food Instagram account: Cristinawashere_food! It’s been so fun to share recipes and grocery hauls there.

read more