While I am certainly grateful to have never been afflicted with a major disease or condition, I am also certain that I have never been of particularly good health either. I’ve never owned a gym membership in my life, aside from the access I was granted as a student at UBC. And I eat a lot of junk food. Less now, but still. I should take better care of myself and that leads into this week’s vlog.

As I discuss in the video above, I feel like so many of these bad habits are really starting to catch up with me. Getting into my mid-30s feels like hitting a brick wall sometimes and I have no one to blame but myself. I don’t go on as many afternoon walks as I once did and I should be more selective with what I eat.

Once upon a time in the not-so-distant past, I used to scoff at people who decided to go vegan or gluten-free for health reasons. I used to dismiss the claims of how this tea is better for you than coffee or why I should be interested in flax seeds, hemp hearts, and reduced sodium options. By attending events like The Wellness Show, I am getting more educated about my choices and my grocery shopping habits are becoming more selective.

As I make my way through the sample pack I received from O’Doughs, I’m gaining an appreciation for how food that’s good for you can still taste good. Seriously, these gluten-free chocolate muffins are no joke. Checking out the healthier options at The Wellness Show was certainly worthwhile, from a cold brew coffee with almond beverage to delicious crispy green peas. And yes, even a “vegan” pulled pork waffle.

Change isn’t going to happen overnight, but I’m working on developing some healthier habits.

O'Dough's Gluten-Free

The Wellness Show

The Wellness Show

The Wellness Show

And be sure to check out last week’s vlog if you haven’t already. I went around doling out random acts of kindness to random strangers, including ambushing a couple of unsuspecting children. Because that’s not creepy at all.