Yoga and MS

When I was first diagnosed with MS, four years ago, one of the red flags I experienced was weakness on my left arm and leg, which created a balance and coordination issue.  I noticed I couldn’t close my eyes while standing or I couldn’t stand up too fast or else I would lose my balance.   My clinic would put together  yoga workshops, they recommended yoga for all MS patients.  I tried it once with the group, was not too comfortable due to the fact I was not stable and couldn’t hold a simple one leg stand. I promised myself to work on my balance and one day return with more strength and confidence.

Start a blog

We all have a story. How you choose to share it is all up to you. I started this blogging journey to release any thoughts and share my experiences in hopes to help others. Once I realized I would not be able to go back to work for some time, I had to take my blog more serious. I have been getting so many questions and inquiries on how I started a blog. It has come to my attention that many of you also want to share your journey.  I am here to help and encourage you to do it, go for it! I understand how intimidating it can be, and confusing, and I am here to offer you the helping hand I wish I had.

The first step in creating a blog is recognizing what type of blog you want and what is your goal in having this blog.  Some people want it just for a hobby, to share their story and pictures. These bloggers, in my opinion do not need to buy a  host and open a wordpress account, they can keep it simple.  There are websites like Wix.  Which are FREE sites that allow you to create content to share with the world as a hobby.  But if you are looking to build a profitable blog, or create a side hustle, you have to make a small investment and start blogging professionally the only way you should, through Bluehost.

Bluehost is super affordable! And I don’t know about you but getting the deal I got helped me feel more comfortable in my investment. I didn’t want to spend $50 or even $20 a month on a site.  Soooo I got it for $2.95 a month! I received a Free domain, free  Wordpress install and 24/7 customer service.  Bluehost also offers a full refund within 30 days of purchase. The majority of beginner bloggers start with Bluehost! I felt comfortable with my decision and do not regret it at all.  They even gave me the same special discount for my readers! I was so excited for this! It means they trust me and my site, that’s a huge deal.

I am a visual learner so reading through everything multiple times before making a move was exhausting.  I wish I had someone show me exactly what to do and the steps to take.  So I created a system where I can show you the steps I took. Hopefully the below can help you step by step.

Here is my step-step breakdown:

  1. Click here to go to Bluehost  link

    Click the big green “Get Started” button

    start blog step-by step

 

3. Select the Starter Plan

 

4. Register your domain name- You should get a “Congratulations your domain name is available

 

5. Provide contact and account information

6. Choose your package- Unclick everything EXCEPT Domain Privacy Protection (I found this so important due to so many hackers) You can always add the rest later on if you want.

7. Wait a few minutes…..Pop-Up should appear…Accept Extra savings (it will only pop up when you use my link)

8. Enter billing information

 

9. Submit – No need to add any upgrades, you can always come back if you really want them, create your password and login. 

Bluehost step by step

 

10. Pick a theme and start building wordpress.  There are many free themes. But I paid for a theme through Theme Forest.  The reason being is because I wanted my theme to look like the demo and unless you know coding it could be hard.  Through theme forest I was able to pick the theme and use their one-click process, the theme loaded just like the demo in 3 minutes.

Bluehost step by step

 

Bluehost makes it easy to build and start using WordPress. The black column on the left indicates your on the your wordpress dashboard. This is where all the magic happens., where you will be spending 95% of your time.  This is where you write and publish your content,  add your images, add your plugins, and customize your site. Once your in you can click “business” or “Personal”-it’s up to you.  Or you can just choose “I don’t need help”.

bluehost step by step

Bonus, don’t forget to set up your professional email, mine is Juny@healthyhumpday.com.  Under the Bluehost tab, Just scroll down to email and click Manage and create email!

YAY! All done.  Now you work on content, and images and growing your tribe! I hope this post was helpful.  Please feel free to ask any questions. Leave me a comment or you can email me and I will be more then willing to answer anything in regards to starting your blog with Bluehost.

XOXO

Juny

Miracle in a bottle

“Health is a crown that the healthy wear, but only the sick can see”.  I feel the same way about pregnancy.  A healthy pregnancy is something many women seek and want. For some women just the process of getting pregnant is difficult and sometimes questionable. You might have great health and be able to get pregnant without any issues or complications, that is  truly a blessing.  Others might have some health issues, and getting pregnant is a big obstacle in their lives. Going naturally might not be for everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to try. I want to help encourage those women with difficulties to try a natural remedy I myself have tried.

The Soul Behind Healthy Hump Day

Last week, I interviewed Brennon, from Just Brennon Blog. I received lots of feedback and many people enjoyed it.  We discussed the importance of self-care and the different ways you can implement it into your life. Another connection we shared was our  passion on gratitude. We both strongly believe that being grateful from the smallest to the biggest things in life are essential for a healthy and happy lifestyle.

Beautiful Minds Inspire Others

Today I have an amazing interview to share with you that will show you guys how important it is to connect with people that understand your lifestyle and different ideas to self-care.  To connect and collaborate with an amazing like minded blogger Brennon Hightower was such a great learning experience. Brennon is Illinois based and loves to travel. We both feel very strongly about certain topics. We connected through Instagram and have developed a great bound ever since.

A Day With MS and Rituxan

Rituxan in the “MS world” is used to slow down the progression of the disease by lengthening the time between attacks. It kills the B-cells, which are the cells that tell the T-cells to attack the Myelin.  The Myelin is what covers and protects our nerves, spinal cords and brain. I have experienced a reduction of numbness and increase in energy.  And what has been so amazing have been my MRI results, which have been stable for the past 6 months! YAY! Now everyone is different and might have a better experience with a different medication I am just sharing what has worked for me, for those who might be desperate to find something for them.

Healthy Relationships

Every relationship we have in our lives is a working progress. The bringing of two people may not always be a smooth ride. Now that doesn’t mean that you must continue on that specific ride, but it does mean you have to make some necessary changes for a smoother one. Relationships are not always romantical,  the truth is that friendships, family relationships, co-workers,  are all core parts of our daily lives.  But the relationship that you have with yourself is the most important one of all. Regardless of the type of relationship you are dealing with, they must ALL be re-evaluated. There came a point in my life when I had to sit down question and ask myself:

What am I contributing to this relationship?

What am I learning from this relationship?

Is this relationship disturbing my peace?

10 Subtle Symptoms of MS

Back in 2014, my left arm was extremely itchy and numb I told my fiancé, something feels strange. The next morning, I remembered going to lift my two year old son up from his crib and my left arm giving out on me. Confused, I looked at my arm and with no pain I tried to reach for him again. There was no pain, only a feeling of numbness, tingling and weakness.  Something was wrong.

Practice Self-Care

What is self-care? Self-care is anything that benefits you.  We can not allow our busy lives to distract or abandon the part of us that matters the most, our bodies and our minds. Over the years I have learned to narrow my self-care habits down to three main categories.  I have figured out the things I can do for myself that fit into my lifestyle and make me feel at ease and whole.