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BalancingVal

Brick, California
I have recently stepped off of the diet roller coaster and am loving live more Intuitively. I am currently enrolled in the chefs training program at the Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. I enjoy cooking, traveling, blogging and heavy metal music. Come join me while I strive for a healthy... Full Bio
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Homemade Deodorant Recipe That Actually Works! by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sooo . . . I haven’t worn deodorant in over two months.  We’ll start with that . . . One of my hobbies for a few years has been to make natural health and beauty produ ... Read on »
being positive, and other BS we’re fed . . . by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yesterday, an old co-worker turned dear friend of mine contacted me out of the blue with a simple work related question. A few texts later we exchanged the answers to “How ... Read on »
Life Soup. by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I go back and fourth about sharing my life on this blog.  How much is too much?  And how do I navigate all the randomness from deep thoughts to a simple recipe . To me, i ... Read on »
Our Eloping Story by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Moving out to Hawaii on a whim obviously changed my entire life. One of the most important things I have learned was to believe the impossible. With hard work, luck and tr ... Read on »
{work outs} WE 4/6/14 by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Things were looking a bit shaky but I managed to keep up with last week ! Monday 1 hour Buddhi Yoga  Tuesday Daily Burn Core Workout Daily B ... Read on »
Achieving Work-Life Balance in 5 Steps by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’m a fan of Tim Ferris. He’s the dude that wrote the 4-Hour book series (chef, work week, body etc.) which is basically books about crazy experiments he did to come u ... Read on »
Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ever since we made a preliminary budget for ourselves as a married couple .  We began to think about ways to cut down un-necessary spending.  Immediately our thought was h ... Read on »
combining finances (the pre-game) by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Aloha!  It’s time for a long overdue post in my Balancing Money  category, my adventures in finance. This specific series will look at the world of balancing m ... Read on »
{work outs} WE 3/30/14 by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Out of the workout schedule I planned, I’ve officially completed 5 workouts this week! Monday OFF Tuesday 2 mile walk (to/from work)  SHRED D ... Read on »
Simple Vinaigrette by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Being in the world of health for years and years means salad is one of your staples.  Even though I love me a good “unhealthy” salad with a good creamy dressing every once ... Read on »
“Marriage” Dress Ideas by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My style has changed a bit in the past few years.  I’ve always been pretty boring when it comes to clothes but boring works for me and my figure.  This is why most of my w ... Read on »
Leveling “Up” . . . by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In the period of struggle on this island, affectionately refer to as my “eat pray love ” moment I’ve always had a list running.  A list of things I wanted, statuses I want ... Read on »
Hello Spring! by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s true. I’ve been spending more time reading about everyone else’s lives than writing about my own.  All in good timing though.  The last 2 weeks has been kind of a ... Read on »
Hanging Off The Wagon . . . by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I wanted to start my morning off with a (long) blog post. Life After Cleansing . . . I have not yet written Part II of my Life After Cleanse series.  This was sup ... Read on »
{FLASH Recipe} Green Power Smoothie by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living   I’ve been making smoothies and protein shakes for AGES! In fact, I always looked forward to them back in my body building days and especially now when they ar ... Read on »
{Flash Recipe} Turkey Meatloaf + Sauteed Greens by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Because lets face it, in the world of google + imagination, we change recipes based on our taste preferences, what we have on hand and what health options work best ... Read on »
Life After Cleanse + Staying Prepared by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Weekend! For the first time in a while, I have a full weekend off.  So of course that means its pouring rain outside and my plans of a long-ass beach walk have b ... Read on »
What do I do after a cleanse? Part I by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After 5 days of no food following my 5 Day Juice Cleanse  , when I finally was able to eat . . . I wasn’t hungry! In fact I woke up at 2:25AM and got to work at 4am with o ... Read on »
5 Day Juice Cleanse – Day #5 by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living  RECAP Day # 5 was the finish line day! 6AM – I got to work at a decent time and made my way through the master cleanse.  Unfortunately, I threw myself ... Read on »
5 Day Juice Cleanse – Day #4 by BalancingVal Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Good Evening! Day 4 is coming to a close and I’ll admit, we are very much ready to complete tomorrow and start the adventure of post-cleansing. 1:30AM - Mike gets ... Read on »