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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

From the time I was little, I loved writing. My elementary school “published” our books and I still have my literary masterpieces from those years. In high school, I had both a Xanga and a livejournal because apparently just one wasn’t enough. So, as the […]

It’s Okay Not to Stay Healthy This Holiday

It’s Okay Not to Stay Healthy This Holiday

It’s the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, so my feeds are chock full of posts like “Healthy Recipes for Your Holiday Barbecue!” Without fail, this happens at every single holiday. Heck, it doesn’t even need to be a holiday! I get sick of reading posts […]

Whole30: Final Thoughts

Whole30: Final Thoughts

I (sort of) did it! I survived my first Whole30 challenge! Previous posts: I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole 30, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4. Technically, I didn’t finish Whole30 because I added grains back into my diet the last week. But, I was at the […]

Whole30 Update: Week 4

Whole30 Update: Week 4

As I write this, I’m on my last day of Whole30! I (kind of) made it to the end! I’ll do a full recap next week of my overall thoughts and feelings. If you’ve got any Whole30 related questions, leave a comment and I’ll touch […]

Whole30 Update: Week 3

Whole30 Update: Week 3

With just about a week left in my Whole30 challenge, the end is in sight! So, let’s talk about week 3! Previous posts: I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole 30, Week 1, and Week 2 What I Ate As dairy is not allowed on Whole30, this challenge seemed […]

Whole30 Update: Week 2

Whole30 Update: Week 2

And, just like that I’m halfway through my Whole30 challenge! Previous posts: I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole 30 and Week 1 Update What I Ate Smoothies continue to be a staple of my diet. It feels a little weird drinking them in the middle of winter, but […]

Whole30 Update: Week 1

Whole30 Update: Week 1

I survived the first week of Whole30! Earlier this month, I wrote about the whats and whys of vegetarian Whole30. What I ate Going into the challenge, I knew from many people that meal planning and food prep is crucial to succeeding. I’ve tried meal […]

I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole30

I’m Doing the Vegetarian Whole30

Early in December, Kayla asked if I wanted to join her in a Whole30 challenge starting in January. I read It Starts with Food, the book detailing the what and why behind the plan, earlier in the year. I knew I’d need a reset to my […]

9 Tips for Happy, Healthy Holidays

9 Tips for Happy, Healthy Holidays

We are deep in the midst of the holiday season, and things are rapidly picking up steam in terms of places to go and people to see.  At this point in the holiday season, it can get easy to fall into the trap of feeling […]

10 Ways To Make Mornings Easier

10 Ways To Make Mornings Easier

My family, any former roommate, and pretty much anyone who has ever seen me first thing in the morning, will attest to the fact that I am not a morning person. I’m certainly not denying it. Since I have to be heading out the door […]