Also, side note about sorority girls

July 8, 2014

WEB MD says that laughter and a positive atmosphere is a great way at energizing a tired mind.

Soooo, here ya go! Thought I would share this video.

We watched this video yesterday,y and my house mates were almost all rather guilty of these.

Which was very entertaining as we all sat in the stairwell knocking to most everything the good doctor said.

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I need to catch up, but RANDOM POST

July 8, 2014

WE HAVE FINISHED THE WORK.

Yay

I have done really well lately at eating healthy and exercising every morning, but today is TUESDAY.

Both papers are finished, and The Lovely Linley Ladies and I are going out for drinks and pizza.

I am Pumped.

Let the knocking and the sorority talk begin.

 

 

 

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RAIN!!

June 26, 2014

The rain of Bath has finally arrived. So of course, I went on a walk.

I LOVE RAIN.

Most importantly, I saw something beautiful, heart warming, one of those things you notice while walking and smile to yourself because you are so blessed to have seen it.

Picture: homeless man sitting in the rain against a rock wall, a small can is on his left, filled with God knows what (looked like paper, I have no idea of the significance). He was sitting on a broken down cardboard box  with a black jacket wrapped around his arms. An upper middle class lady, holding her umbrella between her, what I presume to be, husband and herself. She silently leans down, without confirming the move with her husband, and hands the homeless man her umbrella. Beautiful. One of those beautiful images that are incapable of being described through word. Not Even pictures. Only the mind can fully understand that kind of beauty.

So all in all, it was a healthy day, and week. I ate some good food, ran/walked, and had a couple beers.

Healthy living one great day at a time.

Until next time,

Chey

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My Mind has NEVER been healthier.

June 21, 2014

This traveling thing… IS AWESOME.

I went from having never been off of the East coast to seeing (what feels like) every corner of England in two weeks.

I feel fantastic.

I am also having to embrace these two drastically different cultures, at the same time, and keep my ducks in a row.  I would say that I am doing very well. The best part is, I haven’t had a mental break down yet. I haven’t ate an entire pie, or punched any walls, or drank a whole bottle of vodka due to stress. (yes, unfortunately, these three things have been my go to options for dealing with stressful situations in the past) I have been drinking in moderation, finishing my work, and have little time to eat more than a tiny portion for each meal.

Also, this trip has proved that even in completely different environments with people I don’t know my personality is a keeper. I have always been a very different soul. I believed that they few close friends I have acquired over the years were only inclined to like me because they were as equally crazy and weird and messed up as I am. However, even the sorority girls enjoy my presence. I’m in a great place for finding the deepest parts of myself and realizing what I value about my personality. Like I have said, the mind must be healthy in order for the body to stay equally fit.

My runs keep slowly turning into 8 mile hikes around the city. Which I love. So my exercise front is going really well. This week a girl from my house and I are going to hit the gym! I need to lift some weights other than my shopping bags.

 

Now… FOOD.

“Everything in moderation” American’s are not doing it right. We think moderation is one whole pizza in one setting then no more pizza for a year. WRONG. Europe has their food game together. I am literally eating my way through Europe. I will try everything and anything.  St. Ives played host to me making my way into every interesting shop and asking them “What are you famous for?” boom. I tried some great stuff, just a couple of bites then gave the rest away. Healthy moderation= happiness and a yummy experience.

I will once again leave you will some of my documented food conquests.

Until next time, toot-a-loo.

M&S croissant (freshly baked), ham (that my favorite deli lady cut for me right off the bone),  and a free range egg... uhm. yes. so much yes. I had this for lunch one day last week.

M&S croissant (freshly baked), ham (that my favorite deli lady cut for me right off the bone), and a free range egg… uhm. yes. so much yes. I had this for lunch one day last week.

 

My new favorite, Cream Tea.

My new favorite, Cream Tea.

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Food… Exercise… But Mostly Food.

June 12, 2014

Hello Readers,

My first full three days have been delicious. I have soaked in the city, the food, the streets, and even the sun.The weather has been surprisingly perfect. A bit warm even. (The locals think it is “blazing” and “miserable”… it has not been over 70.)

This morning I sat myself and my array of  British pastries down behind the window of a great corner deli called Scoff’s.

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I know these aren’t the healthiest foods to be eating, but they are traditional. Plus, I am making breakfast and lunch my largest meals of the day, and finishing my evenings with a small snack sized dinner.

Now for exercise: running in Bath is intimidating. The people look at you funny, the streets are dangerous and the cobble stone is a tripping hazard for the large and clumsy. I have found a nice path along the canal that is beautiful and runs along with minimal steps for a good 2 mile stretch up and back. Otherwise, I have been eating small, European portions, and walking at least 6 miles a day.

Already making plans to move out of the US and into the UK as soon as possible.

To finish off… chronological picture list of the foods I’ve had out so far. Plus the green tea I finally found (Brits do not enjoy green tea)…

 

The first nights dinner... ratatouille with shaved sweet potatoes and herb rice. Which was accompanied with two large glasses of beer, one IPA and another Cider.

The first nights dinner… ratatouille with shaved sweet potatoes and herb rice. Which was accompanied with two large glasses of beer, one IPA and another Cider.

second day: breakfast- cinnamon porage wheat toast with their version of peanut butter (Sun-Pat) and instant coffee (surprisingly delicious).

second day: breakfast- cinnamon porage wheat toast with their version of peanut butter (Sun-Pat) and instant coffee (surprisingly delicious).

Second day: Lunch- Feta, tomato and spinach quiche, side salad and colelaw, and a delicious tea... Have no idea what kind.

Second day: Lunch- Feta, tomato and spinach quiche, side salad and colelaw, and a delicious tea… Have no idea what kind.

Third day (second full day): Lunch- Thai restaurant right beside my house I ordered a chicken curry and had a mushroom soup (thing) first. They follow each meal there with a tea time as well, a jasmine tea.

Third day (second full day): Lunch- Thai restaurant right beside my house I ordered a chicken curry and had a mushroom soup (thing) first. They follow each meal there with a tea time as well, a jasmine tea.

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Nom Nom Nom…

and last night…

The cheese is brie, the crackers are pumpkin seed, and that is raspberry jelly... I know, I'm awesome

The cheese is brie, the crackers are pumpkin seed, and that is raspberry jelly… I know, I’m awesome

 

Thank you!

Knocks,

Chey

 

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Leaving Day

June 6, 2014

Hello there.

Well today I leave. Most importantly, today I fly for the first time, and I am scared of the people. What a weenie.I am not afraid of turbulence, or hijackings, or bombs, or crying babies ruining my evening in the sky. No, I am afraid of the crowds in the airport.  I appear so strong but I fear people. WHAT?!

Luckily, ( I cannot imagine simply whining continuously, who would blog that) I have found the positives in the situation. They come in a green bottle with a burdensome cap. These magical little green pills have, how did the doctor describe it, taken the edge off. In fact, everything around me has begun to seem rather blissfully rounded! (Not sure what that means, but rounded features are comforting)

I hate to start off on the wrong foot. I promise to you, reader, I do not have a drug problem. As I explained before, I have a people problem. So, I do promise to you, these euphoric green pills are a necessity. I would never take part in them for…  partying. To be honest, anthropophobia mixed with beer is the most comically awkward epidemic.

Hmm, you may be thinking, this blog is about health? Yes, mental health is what most people struggle with the most. One may not be truly healthy without having a healthy mind. Take it from me, in my attempt to appeal to your pathos, reader, I had an eating disorder. It is so interesting saying had because anyone who has ever battled an eating disorder knows that those issues with food never actually go completely away. Either way, I am working on it. My mental health is better. So much better, in fact, I can eat cake without hating myself! (this is meant as a joke, a realistic and honest joke. I use this humor frequently, it makes people feel awkward, so you are not alone if that’s how you feel.) Either way, like I said, I am better. This blog, this trip, these words are my release coming from a place of true happiness.

So why The Healthy Traveler why not, “My Search for me” or something cheesy like that? Well, I am never happier than when I am covered in sweat, with aching limbs from the kick ass work out I just endured.  I also love food, and we can never forget that “flat abs are made in the gym.” -someone with a degree, probably.

Does that answer why? eh, maybe.

So… to kick things off, I offer this link. I found it on theChive.com… my slight obsession (If you have questions, look it up. Do not be lazy, this is about health.)

The link points out that the US food industry is… well crap, and the FDA allows producers to feed us that crap. Here ya go, Dangerous US foods that have been banned in other countries.

Take a look at it, and do come back to me.

Until next time,

– Chey

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The Beginning

May 6, 2014

I am starting this blog as a way of tracking, or maybe just taking note of the ways I am staying healthy and exercising in Bath, England this summer.

During the school year I am on the track team, I am a thrower  like this.. but less massive.

So, during the summer I try to cross train.

This summer I want to stay away from the gym and workout outside.

This means running… and crossfit work outs.

Pretty excited about those, and this blog The Healthy Traveler is how I will take note of the things I do daily.

Keeping track this was is also a great way to show how it is adapting to being in a different environment…out of my comfort zone, if you will.

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