Latest Posts

Below you can take a deeper look into my views on nutrition, health and wellness all while discovering deliciousness!

YOU Bar Review

I just polished off the very last of the YOU Bar samples I had received from the very innovative protein bar company and here's what I thought! To start, I love the fact that you can customize your own protein bars based on your dietary needs, allergies or...

Coconut Oil A True Miracle Food

Just when you thought you had healthy living down to a science... Coconut oil shows up along with all its wonderful properties! After noticing all the hype about coconut oil I decided to do a little research and I stumbled upon The Coconut Oil Miracle by Dr. Bruce...

My Dairy Discovery

It may be the media, dairy farmers or just the fact that as babies we grow thanks to our mother's milk , but for some reason we have been convinced that dairy is essential in our diets, but is it really? I have recently read a book by Kimberley Snyder called The ...

Being Healthy

Although all of my posts are related to living a healthy lifestyle, I haven't written one on how to just be healthy! So here it goes! It can be overwhelming when you're trying to start living a healthy lifestyle, there is so much information out there and it can lead...

Windup Bird Cafe

I recently participated in a media launch for a fantastic restaurant called Windup Bird Cafe where I made a tofu burger with a lovely little girl named Kiki! This restaurant has such a great ambiance and it represents a lot more then just food. Windup Bird Cafe...

Tip: How to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Ever wonder how to clean your yoga mat? I've got the solution for you! If your looking for a clean and "brand-new" looking yoga mat, simply throw it in the washing machine on a no-spin cycle. Hang to dry and voilà! Stay Active, Proteen...

Toxins in Cosmetics

After reading Jessica Alba's The Honest Life, I newly discovered the dangers and harmful effects of many toxic ingredients that I had previously been using on my skin! It was definitely an AHA! moment, I realized that after all all these years that I have been trying...

What to Eat: Pre & Post Workout

Sometimes it's hard knowing what to eat before and after a workout, especially if you want to fuel your body with the best nutrients. So how do you choose? Well after a couple years of experience, tips and research, here's what I've discovered! Before a cardio workout...

Making Healthy Choices: Ordering In & Dining Out

  If you're dining in or dining out, it's hard to choose the best option on the menu. Without nutritional values to go by or ingredient lists to check it's hard to figure what's the healthiest.  I've figured out some tricks and tips that work for me and hopefully they...

Making Healthy Choices

Making healthy food choices isn't always easy, so here are some suggestions that I've compiled over the years! First of all, eating healthy is not just a choice but a lifestyle. It's much easier to develop healthy eating habits when you have nutrition-packed foods in...

Book Review: The Honest Life

This is one of my favorites! I stumbled upon it in a book store, and later looked it up online. The Honest Life by Jessica Alba is a great read and resource. You can consult this books for tips and honest opinions. Featured at the back of the book is a whole list of...

Review: 100% Pure Make-Up

I recently purchased a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 from 100% Pure as well as their lip & cheek tint and their mascara. Here's my review!   I took a chance ordering these products online because I read mixed reviews. However, I like them! I was really looking for...

Review: Vitamix Blender

My family and I have been through many blenders and after several broken blenders my dad decided to get this one... It's fantastic! Although it's a little pricey, it will last you a lifetime! I absolutely LOVE it. I'll use once if not twice a day and couldn't live...

One A Day Keeps the Doctor Away: Pull-Ups

A pull-up is a great exercise that works mainly your back muscles but it targets a lot of other muscles too. For me pull-ups indicate my strength level, because I'm seeing how many times I can raise my own body weight. Kind of like push-ups, you start with one and...

12

Leah Honiball

“I met Leah over four years ago, when I was hired to build her website. I took a look at her site recently and saw all the valuable knowledge she had shared there. I asked myself what I had to show for being a writer and designer all these years… Nothing in terms of a personal site. So I was inspired by her, which is a nice way of saying I was jealous, and began to write daily, on the quest for a 365-day body transformation.”

StoryOfOctavian.com

 

Leah is passionate about writing, fitness, and nutrition. She’s currently working on producing videos for YouTube and enlarging her world, your world, and our world, together.